Thursday, 1 November 2012

Humility

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity. - The Buddha

Exercise humility. Keep in mind that there’s always someone superior than you. Even a child can teach you something new. - Unknown

Fairest and best adorned is she Whose clothing is humility. - James Montgomery

Fullness of knowledge always and necessarily means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance, and that is always conducive to both humility and reverence. - Robert A. Millikan

He that places himself neither higher nor lower than he ought to do, exercises the truest humility. - Charles Caleb Colton

Humility and inner peace go hand in hand. The less compelled you are to try to prove yourself to others, the easier it is to feel peaceful inside. - Unknown  

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. - William Temple

Humility is a healthy balance between pride and self-devaluation. - J. Maurus

Humility is a virtue all preach, none practice; and yet everybody is content to hear. - John Selden

Humility is in the inner attitude. It is the solid foundation of all the virtues. - Unknown

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. - C.S. Lewis

Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves. - William Law

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. - Saint Augustine

Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve; nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of self. - T.S. Eliot

Humility is the oil that smooths and soothes relationships. - Richard Warren

Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself. - Unknown

Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it. - David Richo

Humility, like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights. - Henry David Thoreau

If you see anything in yourself which may make you proud, look a little further, and you will find enough to make you humble. - Wellins Calcott

It is always the secure who are humble. - G. K. Chesterton

It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment. - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble. - Jane Austen 

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

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. - Jane Austen

Nothing sets a person so much out of the devils reach as humility. - Jonathan Edwards

Sincere humility attracts. Lack of humility subtracts. Artificial humility detracts. - Unknown

Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don't. - Tom Hiddleston

The artist alone among men knows what true humility means. His reach forever exceeds his grasp. He can never be satisfied with his work. He knows when he has done well, but he knows he has never attained his dream. He knows he never can. - Rheta Childe Dorr

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. - John Ruskin

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

The one characteristic of authentic power that most people overlook is humbleness. It is important for many reasons. A humble person walks in a friendly world. He or she sees friends everywhere he or she looks, wherever he or she goes, whomever he or she meets. His or her perception goes beyond the shell of appearance and into essence. - Gary Zukav

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

Through failure, we learn a lesson in humility which is probably needed, painful though it is. - Bill Wilson

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. - Benjamin Franklin

Too much humility is pride. - German proverb

True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue. - Martin Luther

True humility is having the understanding that, even as a small seed, we are still an important part of the greater plan. However, we are not the master planner. - Tanya Copprue

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. - Ralph W. Sockman

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human begins involves? - Carl Sagan

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