Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Collection of Humility Quotes

Humility is a virtue practiced by great souls with a display of humbleness enough to shame mortals. Here's a collection of such humility quotes.
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.
Saint Augustine

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

The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us in our daily conduct.
Andrew Murray

Blushing is the color of virtue.
Diogenes

Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening!
Anonymous

Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.
William Safire

There is no room for God in him who is full of himself.
Martin Buber

I have learned that much of my spiritual progress does not come directly from God, but through my ability to humble myself and hear Him speak through imperfect people.
Francis Frangipane

A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.
D. L. Moody

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

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

He who sacrifices a whole offering shall be rewarded for a whole offering; he who offers a burnt-offering shall have the reward of a burnt-offering; but he who offers humility to God and man shall be rewarded with a reward as if he had offered all the sacrifices in the world.
The Talmud

Some persons are always ready to level those above them down to themselves, while they are never willing to level those below them up to their own position. But he that is under the influence of true humility will avoid both these extremes. On the the one hand, he will be willing that all should rise just so far as their diligence and worth of character entitle them to; and on the other hand, he will be willing that his superiors should be known and acknowledged in their place, and have rendered to them all the honors that are their due.
Jonathan Edwards

Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.
Anonymous

After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
Benjamin Franklin

We'd like to be humble...but what if no one notices?
John Ortberg

By humility and the fear of the Lord, are riches, and honour, and life.
The Bible