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24 Inspirational Quotes on Humility

Have you ever met someone lacking a proper amount of humility?

How about you? Have you found the proper balance between being humble and proud? Is there even a proper balance to begin with?

Think about these things as you read the twenty-four quotes below.

24 Inspirational Quotes

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.
– Thomas Merton

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.
– Charles Caleb Colton

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
– Saint Augustine

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
– Saint Augustine

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
– Charles Caleb Colton

Humility isn’t denying your strengths; it’s being honest about your weaknesses.
– Rick Warren

Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.
– Vanna Bonta

I always say be humble but be firm. Humility and openness are the key to success without compromising your beliefs.
– George Hickenlooper

I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
– Mahatma Gandhi

True humility is being able to accept criticisms as graciously as we accept compliments.
– Sabrina Newby

All streams flow to the ocean because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.
– Lao Tzu

Ego kills knowledge, as knowledge requires learning, and learning requires humility.
– Rolsey

Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others
– Gordon B. Hinckley

Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.
– Ezra T. Benson

Humility is royalty without a crown.
– Spencer W. Kimball

It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
– Mahatma Gandhi

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
– C. S. Lewis

A humble person is more likely to be self-confident… a person with real humility knows how much they are loved.
– Cornelius Plantinga

A great man is always willing to be little.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some ask if lowering one’s pride is conceding defeat. I think not. Humility is a sign of inner strength and wisdom.
– Haemin Sunim

Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.
– Zig Ziglar

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
– Confucius

There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.
– Henri Frederic Amiel

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.
– John Ruskin

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