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The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.

Tags: Good, Youth  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.

Tags: Heart, Strangely  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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

Tags: Men, Pride  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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

Tags: Plan, Wish  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

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.

Tags: Cannot, Soul  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.

Tags: Great, Wish  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.

Tags: Opinion, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

Tags: Sleep, Wife  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.

Tags: Thinking, Yourself  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Tell him, on the contrary, that he needs, in the interest of his own happiness, to walk in the path of humility and self-control, and he will be indifferent, or even actively resentful.

Tags: Happiness, Him  ✍ Author: Irving Babbitt

The people who abandon Jihad fall a victim to humility and degradation.

Tags: Fall, Victim  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

It ain't the heat, it's the humility.

Tags: Heat  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

And humility in politics means accepting that one party doesn't have all the answers; recognising that working in partnership is progress not treachery.

Tags: Politics, Working  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

The world of Manhattan is small and tightly knit, and the man on top retains a certain humility. He knows how far and fast he can fall by looking at the guy across the street. The view from the $250,000 apartment covers a lot of ground, most of it condemned.

Tags: Far, Small  ✍ Author: Herb Caen

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.

Tags: Dangerous, Power  ✍ Author: Richard J. Daley

Obedience to the word in humility of mind never confuses.

Tags: Mind, Word  ✍ Author: John Nelson Darby

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.

Tags: Blood, Friends  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Humility is truth.

Tags: Truth  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

I don't have a set of tenets, but I live an ethical life. I practice a humility that presupposes there's a power greater than myself. And I always believe, don't inflict harm where it's not necessary.

Tags: Life, Power  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

Pride perceiving humility honorable, often borrows her cloak.

Tags: Her, Pride  ✍ Author: Thomas Fuller

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.

Tags: Enough, Simple  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

There is no international problem that can be addressed or solved without the engagement and leadership of the United States and everybody in the world knows that, its just fact of life. So sometimes I think we could conduct ourselves with a little more humility.

Tags: Leadership, Life  ✍ Author: Robert M. Gates

We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.

Tags: Cannot, Reality  ✍ Author: Carl Friedrich Gauss

Humility is not my forte, and whenever I dwell for any length of time on my own shortcomings, they gradually begin to seem mild, harmless, rather engaging little things, not at all like the staring defects in other people's characters.

Tags: Rather, Time  ✍ Author: Lawrence Halprin

I think that Benjamin Franklin felt very strongly in foreign policy in this world, that you needed to at least show some humility, especially when you were strong.

Tags: Show, Strong  ✍ Author: Walter Isaacson
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I believe our legacy will be defined by the accomplishments and fearless nature by which our daughters and sons take on the global challenges we face. I also wonder if perhaps the most lasting expression of one's humility lies in our ability to foster and mentor our children.

Tags: Children, Nature  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

I have seen humility in many of the finest leaders I have met the world over. And indeed, it is embodied in the warm, engaging and quintessentially successful spirit of Sir Richard Branson.

Tags: Spirit, Successful  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

If there is one thing I have learned on this incredible journey we call life, it is this: the sign of a truly successful individual is humility.

Tags: Life, Successful  ✍ Author: Naveen Jain

If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility.

Tags: Good, Hard  ✍ Author: Paul Keating

Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.

Tags: Mad, Respect  ✍ Author: Jack Kerouac

We must listen and learn, show humility and seek again to talk for and to people's ambitions and concerns.

Tags: Learn, Talk  ✍ Author: Johann Lamont

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.

Tags: Good, Substitute  ✍ Author: Fran Lebowitz

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.

Tags: Honor, Patience  ✍ Author: Louis Malle

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.

Tags: Learn, Proud  ✍ Author: Mignon McLaughlin

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

Tags: Baby, Born  ✍ Author: Margaret Mead

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

Tags: Pride, Real  ✍ Author: Thomas Merton

Humility is not a trait I often associate with America.

Tags: America, Often  ✍ Author: Mira Nair

Philanthropic humility is necessary if a giver is to do more good than harm, but it is not sufficient - philanthropic prudence is also needed.

Tags: Good, Necessary  ✍ Author: Marvin Olasky

There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility than aneurysm of the aorta.

Tags: Clinical, Disease  ✍ Author: William Osler

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.

Tags: Humble, Sense  ✍ Author: William Penn

Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.

Tags: Ignorance, Knowledge  ✍ Author: William Penn

To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities: confidence and humility.

Tags: Confidence, Qualities  ✍ Author: Paula Radcliffe

Clarity and consistency are not enough: the quest for truth requires humility and effort.

Tags: Enough, Truth  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan

It is only through the opposition of ideas that we can learn to be self-critical, to work towards intellectual humility.

Tags: Learn, Work  ✍ Author: Tariq Ramadan

Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.

Tags: Great, Trust  ✍ Author: Mitt Romney

I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.

Tags: Great, Test  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.

Tags: Best, God  ✍ Author: Nawal El Saadawi

The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.

Tags: Poor, Rich  ✍ Author: Nawal El Saadawi

Too many people in government seem to think they are above regular folks, and I said I would expect humility in the way each member of my team served- that they would recognize that the taxpayer is boss.

Tags: Government, Said  ✍ Author: Mark Sanford

Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.

Tags: Courage, Religion  ✍ Author: George Santayana

Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.

Tags: Ability, Learn  ✍ Author: Charlie Sheen

Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.

Tags: Estimate, Self  ✍ Author: Charles Spurgeon

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.

Tags: Great, Nearest  ✍ Author: Rabindranath Tagore

So much of how we act and what we do is based on humility or pride - that's everything. And when you can humble yourself, you know, we are more like Christ when we can humble ourselves.

Tags: Humble, Yourself  ✍ Author: Tim Tebow

I think people who lack humility are really annoying.

Tags: Annoying, Lack  ✍ Author: Emily VanCamp

From compassion springs humility. The ego is verily a gateway to hell. The person who is egoistic is far from being religious.

Tags: Ego, Hell  ✍ Author: Dada Vaswani

One thing that golf teaches you is humility.

Tags: Golf, Teaches  ✍ Author: Robert Wagner

But when one believes that you've been appointed by God for a particular mission in history, you have to be very careful about that, how you speak about that. Where is the self-reflection in that? Where is the humility in that?

Tags: God, History  ✍ Author: Jim Wallis

Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God.

Tags: God, Grace  ✍ Author: David Warner

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.

Tags: Real, Thought  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.

Tags: Attention, Power  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

Humility is attentive patience.

Tags: Attentive, Patience  ✍ Author: Simone Weil

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.

Tags: Coming, Strange  ✍ Author: Frank Lloyd Wright

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.

Tags: Change, Life  ✍ Author: Frank Lloyd Wright

I think any artist that's going to become anything in this world faces humility: with great humility comes great success.

Tags: Great, Success  ✍ Author: Yelawolf

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.

Tags: Foundation, Solid  ✍ Author: Oleksandr Zhuravliov

Therefore, a person should first be changed by a teacher's instructions, and guided by principles of ritual. Only then can he observe the rules of courtesy and humility, obey the conventions and rules of society, and achieve order.

Tags: Society, Teacher  ✍ Author: Oleksandr Zhuravliov

True humility is contentment.

Tags: True  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

There is no respect for others without humility in one's self.

Tags: Respect, Self  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.

Tags: Gardening, Nature  ✍ Author: Alfred Austin

Life is a long lesson in humility.

Tags: Lesson, Life  ✍ Author: James M. Barrie

Humility is a virtue, and it is a virtue innate in guests.

Tags: Guests, Virtue  ✍ Author: Max Beerbohm

If anything is good for pounding humility into you permanently, it's the restaurant business.

Tags: Business, Good  ✍ Author: Anthony Bourdain

The most important thing is that you treat everybody incredibly well and lead with a bit of humility. I've found that when I go into a company to lead, it's important to have a plan and to make that plan a simple one that everybody can understand.

Tags: Simple, Understand  ✍ Author: Greg Brenneman

Without humility there can be no humanity.

Tags: Humanity  ✍ Author: John Buchan

Expecting to be wrong about most things most of the time brings, finally, the kind of humility that leads to peace. I think.

Tags: Peace, Time  ✍ Author: John Burdett

O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility.

Tags: Learn, Sure  ✍ Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The word majesty was now dropped; but, with the deepest respect and humility, I was addressed as the count. What could I do? I accepted the title, and from that moment I was known as Count Peter.

Tags: Moment, Respect  ✍ Author: Adelbert von Chamisso

Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.

Tags: Often, Pride  ✍ Author: Wesley Clark

I make these little films. I'm just a working person. I just study people a little bit more. It's more sociological, and it's funny anyway - not that serious. It's not like false humility. I just take it for what it is.

Tags: Funny, Working  ✍ Author: Julie Delpy

The competent programmer is fully aware of the limited size of his own skull. He therefore approaches his task with full humility, and avoids clever tricks like the plague.

Tags: Clever, Full  ✍ Author: Edsger Dijkstra

I'm coming from a place of total strength and humility now.

Tags: Place, Strength  ✍ Author: Robert Downey, Jr.

Humility is considered an un-masculine quality.

Tags: Considered, Quality  ✍ Author: David Duchovny

All we will ever know and share about love, humility, compassion, and sacrifice - the secrets that will reveal and then resolve old sorrows - awaits us within ourselves.

Tags: Love, Sacrifice  ✍ Author: Guy Finley

A dose of humility goes a long way in life and in politics.

Tags: Life, Politics  ✍ Author: Alain-Fournier

With disadvantages enough to bring him to humility, a Scotsman is one of the proudest things alive.

Tags: Enough, Him  ✍ Author: Oliver Goldsmith

I have a healthy amount of humility.

Tags: Amount, Healthy  ✍ Author: Seth Gordon

But I still feel like a normal person... I've walked the streets and I know what it feels like. I speak with humility, and apparently those songs connect with people.

Tags: Normal, Speak  ✍ Author: Cee Lo Green

Humility is a necessary veil to all other graces.

Tags: Necessary, Veil  ✍ Author: Danai Gurira

I beg the Most High to allow me the favour of the double reward, but if God only finds me worthy of one reward, I will accept it in all humility.

Tags: Accept, God  ✍ Author: King Hassan II

There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.

Tags: Beauty, True  ✍ Author: Arthur Helps

I always say be humble but be firm. Humility and openness are the key to success without compromising your beliefs.

Tags: Humble, Success  ✍ Author: George Hickenlooper

Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.

Tags: Drama, Lovers  ✍ Author: Tom Hiddleston

It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.

Tags: Trust, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild

There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.

Tags: Nature, Together  ✍ Author: Edward Hopper

If we learn not humility, we learn nothing.

Tags: Learn  ✍ Author: John Jewel

Humility was an important part of the way I grew up. And I found that to be less common when I moved to California. That's not to say humble people don't exist there, but ambition seems really important.

Tags: Ambition, Humble  ✍ Author: Anna Kendrick

An actor should always let humility outweigh ambition.

Tags: Actor, Ambition  ✍ Author: Anna Kendrick

You just don't understand humility until you have children and get divorced.

Tags: Children, Understand  ✍ Author: Val Kilmer

Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion. He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a domestic policy that is cynical, myopic and cruel.

Tags: Arrogance, Compassion  ✍ Author: Joe Klein

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