Sunday, 3 August 2014

Thoughts on Humility

~ We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. ~

Rabindranath Tagore


~ Humility makes great men twice honorable ~

Benjamin Franklin


~ Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues. ~

Confucius


~ Humility leads to the highest distinction, because it leads to self-improvement. ~

Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie


~ Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less. ~

Rick Warren


~ The importance of humility. We need the humility to know that truth can be ephemeral, that this can be but one version of the truth. ~

Ken Auletta


~ Even if you be otherwise perfect, you fail without humility. ~

The Talmud


~ Humility is like underwear; essential,but indecent if it shows. ~

Helen Nielsen


~ In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. ~

William Shakespeare


~ Humility is no substitute for a good personality. ~

Fran Lebowitz


~ Life is a long lesson in humility. ~

James M. Barrie


~ Humility mainly becometh the converse of man with his Maker. ~

Martin Farquhar Tupper


~ Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights. ~

Henry David Thoreau


~ Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that. ~

Charles Haddon Spurgeon


~ I have sounded the very base-string of humility. ~

William Shakespeare


~ The grace that makes every grace amiable is humility. ~

Samuel Richardson


~ I believe the first test of a truly great man is humility. ~

John Ruskin


~ In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates. ~

Benjamin Franklin


~ Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends. ~

Dwight David Eisenhower


~ Humility and resignation are our prime virtues. ~

John Dryden


~ He that places himself neither higher nor lower than he ought to do exercises the truest humility. ~

Charles Caleb Colton


~ True humility–the basis of the Christian system–is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues. ~

Edmund Burke


~ Without humility there can be no humanity. ~

John Buchan


~ Nothing can be further apart than true humility and servility. ~

Henry Ward Beecher


~ Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. ~

George Arliss


~ Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that. ~

Charles Hadden Spurgeon


~ Humility, that low, sweet root, From which all heavenly virtues shoot. ~

Thomas Moore


~ Nearest the throne itself must be The footstool of humility. ~

James Montgomery


~ Wash out your ego every once in a while, as cleanliness is next to godliness not just in body but in humility as well. ~

Abbe Yeux-verdi


~ Humility is at the equilibrium of ego. When we’re on center, we manage our ego rather than it managing use. ~

Steve Smith


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