humility

Humility quotes
Humility
Painful for a person is rebellious independence, only in loving companionship with his associates does a person feel safe: Only in reverently bowing down before the higher does a person feel exalted.

- Carlyle, Thomas
Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.

- Laurence J. Peter
Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this worlds marvels

- Bonder, Rabino Nilton
They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud.

- Burton, Robert
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

- Augustine, St.
If only I had a little humility, I'd be perfect.

- Turner, Ted
Before honor is humility.

- Bible
I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I don't mean by humility, doubt of his power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful.

- John Ruskin
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 D. Eisenhower
Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.

Only those who feel little in the eyes of God, can hope to be mighty in the eyes of men.

- Arndt, Ernest Moritz
The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.

- Sheen, Fulton John
Too humble is half proud.

- Proverb, Yiddish
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.

- Edith Sitwell
Steadfastness is a noble quality, but unguided by knowledge or humility it becomes rashness or obstinacy.

- Swartz, J.
Our humility rest upon a series of learned behaviors, woven together into patterns that are infinitely fragile and never directly inherited.

- Mead, Margaret
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars.

- Tolstoy, Count Leo
And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.

- Ridler, Anne
Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

- Fuller, Thomas
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.

- Ruskin, John



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