Humility

 

Spencer W. Kimball
"Humility is royalty without a crown."
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Author Unknown
"When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it."
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Benjamin Franklin
“Humility makes great men twice honorable ,”
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James M. Barrie
"Life is a long lesson in humility."
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Confucius
“Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.”
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James Matthew Barrie
“Life is a long lesson in humility.”
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Our best thoughts come from others.”
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John Buchan
“Without humility there can be no humanity”
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Spencer W. Kimball

"Humility is: Greatness in plain clothes"
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Thomas Merton
“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real”
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton
“It is always the secure who are humble.”
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Mignon McLaughlin
“The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it”
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Author Unknown
“If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.”
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George Eliot
“He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.”
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C.S. Lewis
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.”
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John Ortberg
“We'd like to be humble...but what if no one notices?”
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Matthew 5:5
"Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."
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Benjamin Franklin
"After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser."
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Imagination is not the talent of some men, but is the health of every man”
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Rick Warren
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.”
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The Talmud
“Even if you be otherwise perfect, you fail without humility.”   

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John Ruskin
“I believe the first test of a truly great man is humility.”
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Author Unknown
“Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening!”
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Abraham Lincoln
“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”
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Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.”
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Winston Churchill
“We are all worms, but I do believe I am a glowworm.”
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Wilson Mizner
“Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.”
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Niccolo Machiavelli
“It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.”
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Edward Frederick Halifax
“True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.”
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Frank Leahy
“Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.”
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Ted Turner
“If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect.”
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Benjamin Franklin
“A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.”
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Laurence J. Peter
“There are two kinds of egotists:  Those who admit it, and the rest of us.”
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Malcolm S. Forbes
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
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J. Petit-Senn
“In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait.”
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Barry Switzer
“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”
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Rabindranath Tagore
“We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.”
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Mary H. Waldrip
“When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high.”
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Benjamin Whichcote
“None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.”
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Gina Lindley
“People that put themselves above others will fall longer and harder.”
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William Safire
“Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.”
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Thomas More
“Humility, that low, sweet root, From which all heavenly virtues shoot”
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Charles de Montesquieu
“To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.”
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Rabindranath Tagore
“We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.”
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Isaac Newton
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”
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Ezra Taft Benson
"Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right."
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James McNeill Whistler
“I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.”
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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
“Most of us retain enough of the theological attitude to think that we are little gods.”
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Lois Wilson
“Only with great difficulty does a shaft of light pierce the armor of self-righteousness.”
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Somerset Maugham
“It wasn't until quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say ‘I don't know!’”
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Author Unknown
“It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.”
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Father Strickland
“A man may do an immense deal of good, if he does not care who gets the credit for it.”
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Charles Caleb Colton
“He that places himself neither higher nor lower than he ought to do exercises the truest humility.”
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Oliver Herford
“Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.”
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Oscar Wilde
“You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.”
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Henry Ward Beecher
“A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.”
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Peter Marshall
“Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.”
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Dwight Morrow
“Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.”

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Saint Augustine
“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.”
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David Packard
“You shouldn't gloat about anything you've done; you ought to keep going and find something better to do.”
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Ralph W. Sockman
“True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.”
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D. L. Moody
“A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.”
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Helen Keller
“I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but my chief duty is to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble “
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John J. McCloy
"Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them."
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Monica Baldwin
“What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God”
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Albert Einstein
“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”
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Lord Chesterfield
“Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one.”
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Andrew J. Holmes
“It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.”
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Bernard Baily
“When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.”

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Author Unknown

“The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can't live without him is even more deluded.”

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William Temple
“Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts.  It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.”
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Mahatma Gandhi
“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.”
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The Talmud
"He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world."
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C.S. Lewis
“If anyone would like to acquire humility, I can, I think, tell him the first step. The first step is to realize that one is proud. And a biggish step, too. At least, nothing whatever can be done before it. If you think you're not conceited, it means you are very conceited indeed.”
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A. Whitney Brown
“There are a billion people in China.  It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people.  Think of it.  More than a BILLION people.  That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you.”
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