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

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 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 to make a right estimate of oneself. - Unknown

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 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

The first test of a truly great man is humility. - Unknown

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

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

Too much humility is pride. - German proverb

True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. - Ralph W. Sockman

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