57 Inspiring Humility Quotes To Stay Simple & Humble

Humility is cultivated by spending time with others and remaining peaceful in the times of adversity. If you need some help in the present moment, then these quotes can be of great assistance.

Best Quotes About Genuine Humility

1. It’s about having the humility. It’s about not saying no. Even when you’ve made it. You’re never too big.

Gary Vaynerchuk

2. Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.

Zig Ziglar

3. A great man is always willing to be little.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

4. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.

Mother Teresa

5. Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.

Saint Vincent de Paul

6. There’s no need to show off when you know who you are.

Maxime Lagacé

7. Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt

8. Pride is the problem, humility is the answer.

Joyce Meyer

9. There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status.

Nelson Mandela

10. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.

Miyamoto Musashi

11. Sometimes you have to lose something to gain something better. A door has to shut before a new door can open.

Joel Osteen

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

Rabindranath Tagore

13. There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

Ernest Hemingway

14. When we feel humiliated, the best reaction is humility.

Simon Sinek

15. Perfection is impossible without humility. Why should I strive for perfection, if I am already good enough?

Leo Tolstoy

16. Humility is absolutely necessary for true learning.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

17. In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart.

Thomas Merton

18. Humility is the essence of love and intelligence; it is not an achievement.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

19. The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion is humility.

Charles Caleb Colton

20. The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.

Criss Jami

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

Simone Weil

22. Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.

Melanie Koulouris

23. The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.

Pope Francis

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

John Ruskin

25. Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.

Thomas Moore

26. Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine.

Ann Tran

27. Think good thoughts. Speak good words. Take good actions.

Rhonda Byrne

28. Humility, like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.

Henry David Thoreau

29. In reality, humility means nothing other than complete honesty about yourself.

William Countryman

30. We can choose to humble ourselves by conquering enmity toward our brothers and sisters, esteeming them as ourselves, and lifting them as high or higher than we are.

Ezra Taft Benson

31. Humility, like darkness reveals the heavenly lights.

Henry David Thoreau

32. People search for certainty. But there is no certainty.

Richard P. Feynman

33. Some people would rather die in their pride, than live in their humility.

Anthony Liccione

34. Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.

Andrew Murray

35. Humility is the greatest quality that a man can have, and arrogance is undoubtedly the worst.

Maulana W. Khan

36. The best of people is the one who humbles himself the more his rank increases.

Prophet Muhammad

37. It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.

Rachel Carson

38. Be humble, hungry and the hardest worker in the room.

Dwayne Johnson

39. Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.


40. If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.

Barack Obama

41. If you’re not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you.

Mike Tyson

42. Even when it speaks, humility listens.

Thomas Merton

43. Confidence is important but ego is something false. Humility is the way to build confidence.

Frank Shamrock

44. True humility is contentment.

Henri Frederic Amiel

45. You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.


46. Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.

Yousef Munayyer

47. These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest.

Mother Teresa

48. Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.

Ezra Taft Benson

49. In humility and honesty you’ll find pain, envy and fear but you’ll also find strength, beauty and truth.

Maxime Lagacé

50. Humility wins. Love conquers.

Robin Sharma

51. Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually the most ambitious and envious.

Baruch Spinoza

52. Learn to laugh at yourselves as one must laugh!

Friedrich Nietzsche

53. Realize that you are simultaneously everything and nothing – and decide what you want to be.

Ray Dalio

54. Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue.

Augustine Of Hippo

55. Someone who brags is a red flag.

Maxime Lagacé

56. You must be humble, but never “modest”

Paulo Coelho

57. Mastery begins with humility.

Robin Sharma

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