134+ Best Humility Quotes That Make You Rethink

These inspiring humility quotes will change how you see the world and will really get you thinking in a way you may not have thought about before.

What are the benefits of reading some powerful humility quotes? As we go through each day, there are many ups and downs. We all need a little wisdom to remember what really matters and possibly change our perspectives.

Meaningful humility quotes have made an insightful positive impact in my life and I’m sure they will make a difference in yours as well. These quotes on humility will open up your mind to see situations in your life with more clarity and understanding.

Famous Humility Quotes

Be kind, work hard, stay humble, smile often, stay loyal, be honest, travel when possible, never stop learning, love always. Unknown

I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university. Albert Einstein

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength. Criss Jami

Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success. Rick Pitino

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

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up. Jesse Jackson

Humility isn’t denying your strengths; it’s being honest about your weaknesses. Rick Warren

The greatest act of faith is when a man understands he is not God. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A humble person is more likely to be self-confident… a person with real humility knows how much they are loved. Cornelius Plantinga

Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity. Vanna Bonta

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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

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Matthew 24:12

I am humble enough to know I’m not better than anyone else, but wise enough to know I am different. Unknown

The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it. Vincent de Paul

To lead the people, walk behind them. Lao Tzu

True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know. Anonymous

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

People search for certainty. But there is no certainty. Richard P. Feynman

Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them. H. Jackson Brown Jr

True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us. Tryon Edwards

Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them. John J. McCloy

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

Humility is absolutely necessary for true learning. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Pride is about my glory; humility is about God’s glory. Ephesians

Life is a long lesson in humility. Sir James Matthew Barrie

Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives. Yasmin Mogahed

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself. Blaise Pascal

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

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

Humility exists only in those who are poor enough to see that they possess nothing of their own. Angela of Foligno

What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos. Albert Einstein

Without humility there can be no humanity. John Buchan

Only humility knows how to appreciate and admire the good qualities of others. Sri Chinmoy

It’s all about humanity, humility, and integrity. Debra Wilson

Flattery is all right so long as you don’t inhale. Adlai Stevenson

Inspirational Humility Quotes

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

There is something in humility which, strangely enough, exalts the heart, and something in pride which debases it. Saint Augustine

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world. Dr. Paul Farmer

Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility. Nelson Mandela

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

Without humility, there can be no humanity. John Buchan

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

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

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

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

Humility is the most beautiful virtue that we can develop. Joyce Meyer

Pride makes us artificial; humility make us real. Thomas Merton

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Never be proud but show humility towards others, true wisdom lies in being humble. Shri Radhe Maa

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues. Confucius

Accept everything which happens, even if it seem disagreeable, because it leads to this, the health of the universe. Marcus Aurelius

Learn to laugh at yourselves as one must laugh! Friedrich Nietzsche

Be like the bamboo the higher you grow the deeper you bow. Chinese Proverb

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things. Bryant H. McGill

True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know. Dana Arcuri

The soul is healed by being with children. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Humility is not a trait I often associate with America. Mira Nair

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

Humility is the surest sign of strength. Thomas Merton

When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title. Criss Jami

Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right. Ezra Taft Benson

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

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

Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right. Ezra T. Benson

It takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations. Unknown

Being humble is to be felt, it’s not something that you show off. Naya

True humility is being able to accept criticisms as graciously as we accept compliments. Sabrina Newby

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

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility. Charles Caleb Colton

Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything. Imam Ali

Deep Quotes About Humility

Grateful yet ambitious. Wordly yet wise. Strong yet loving. Robin Sharma

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

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

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

Without patience, there can be no genius. Robin Sharma

Pride is the problem, humility is the answer. Joyce Meyer

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington

Think good thoughts. Speak good words. Take good actions. Rhonda Byrne

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

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

Modesty is a lubricant for unpleasant intrusions. Norman Mailer

All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power. Lao Tzu

There is beauty and humility in imperfection. Guillermo del Toro

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Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt

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

True humility is contentment. Henri Frederic Amiel

Learning is a feeling between humility and simplicity. Alan Maiccon

If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect. Ted Turner

I truly believe we are all equal as human beings. Conor McGregor

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

Humility is the proper estimate of oneself. Charles Spurgeon

I hear my friends and my mom tell me I’m special, but honestly, I still don’t get it. LeBron James

We are all stumblers, and the beauty and meaning of life are in the stumbling. David Brooks

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. Thomas Merton

Stay true in the dark and humble in the spotlight. Harold B. Lee

To a person who has true humility, words are vows. Filipino Proverb

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. Albert Einstein

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.  Saint Vincent de Paul

Pride is concerned with who is right while humility is concerned with what is right. Ezra Taft Benson

Arrogance closes more doors than it opens. Stay humble. Toni Payne

If humility does not precede all that we do, our efforts are fruitless. St Augustine

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying. Saint Vincent de Paul

Powerful Humility Quotes

Humility is clearer-eyed than ego – and that’s important because humility always works harder than ego. Ryan Holiday

The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow. Aaron Lauritsen

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

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. Augustine of Hippo

Keep your head up in failure, and your head down in success. Jerry Seinfeld

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

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose. Bill Gates

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. Miyamoto Musashi

Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character. Melanie Koulouris

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

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Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. Oliver Herford

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility. T.S. Eliot

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

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Rick Warren

No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. Unknown

A humble person is more concerned about what is right than about being right, what is right than about being right, about acting on good ideas than having good ideas, about embracing new truth than defending outdated position, about building the team than exalting self, about recognizing contribution, than being recognized for making it. Stephen M.R. Covey

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. Socrates

Don’t think less of yourself, just think of yourself less. Ken Blanchard

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. Diogenes

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

Don’t seek praise. Let your effort speak for itself. Unknown

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. Camille Pissarro

The measure of who we are is how we react to something that does not go our way. Gregg Popovich

Don’t discount the importance of being humble. There’s a value there far greater than pride can ever provide. Kristen Butler

Humble yourselves before God. Resist the Devil and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Unknown

Making mistakes isn’t enough to become great. You must also admit the mistake, and then learn how to turn that mistake into an advantage. Robert T. Kiyosaki

Keep putting out good. It will come back to you tenfold in unexpected ways. Unknown

A mistake that makes us humble is better than an achievement that makes us arrogant. Unknown

Stay humble and never think that you are better than anyone else. We are all humans and crave acceptance and love. Unknown

If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering. Katerina Stoykova Klemer

You shouldn’t gloat about anything you’ve done; you ought to keep going and find something better to do. David Packard

Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble. Shah Rukh Khan

The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. Unknown