Favorite Quotations ~† Humility, 2 Measure of a Man

"Humility, like darkness, reveals the heavenly lights." ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Volume 2

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

If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. ~ Ted Turner, New York Times, Sept. 18, 1977

Life is a long lesson in humility. ~ James M. Barrie

The most powerful weapon to conquer evil is humility. For evil does not know at all how to employ it, nor does it know how to defend itself against it. ~ Vincent de Paul, Treasury Of Spiritual Wisdom

Heights of the spirit can only be climbed by passing through the portals of humility. ~ Rudolf Steiner, Rudolf Steiner

Humility comes from understanding that the obstacles in front of you are not going to go away. ~ Sarah Ferguson, Humility: The Quiet Virtue

We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is always the secure who are humble. ~ G.K. Chesterton, On Lying in Bed

The true way and the sure way to friendship is through humilityóbeing open to each other, accepting each other just as we are, knowing each other. ~ Mother Teresa

Alas, I know if I ever became truly humble, I would be proud of it. ~ Benjamin Franklin, Smile Lines

At home I am a nice guy: but I donít want the world to know. Humble people, Iíve found, donít get very far. ~ Muhammad Ali, Sunday Express, 1/13/63

Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. ~ Serbian Saying, Health of the Human Spirit

Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself that way and so will other people. ~ Norman Vincent Peale, Tough-Minded Optimist

Cultivate humility it is the way of connectedness. Beware of false humility it leads to self-righteousness. ~ Arthur Dobrin

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. ~ St. Augustine, Humility: The Quiet Virtue

Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. ~ Rick Warren, Purpose Driven Life

Humility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are. ~ Laurence J. Peter

If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search. ~ John Templeton

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility: Humility is endless. ~ T.S. Eliot, Critical Study

The proud man counts his newspaper clippings the humble man his blessings. ~ Fulton J. Sheen

The wisest man is generally he who thinks himself the least so. ~ Nicolas Boileau Despreaux

We grow small trying to be great. ~ E. Stanley Jones

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