“Humility is a strange thing. The minute you think you’ve got it, you’ve lost it.” – Sir Edward Hulse

Sir Edward Hulse once said, “Humility is a strange thing. The minute you think you’ve got it, you’ve lost it.” Staying humble is hard, especially when things are going right, and staying calm is extremely tough when things are not going right. Microsoft Founder Bill Gates quipped, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”. The key is never to let success get into your heart and not letting failure get into your heart. Staying humble can be hard, but it is a great way to live.

Here are some great quotes on humility:

  •  “People with humility don’t think less of themselves; they just think of themselves less.” – Ken Blanchard
  • “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” – Jesse Jackson
  • “The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.” -Charles Caleb Colton
  • “Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.” – Madeleine L’Engle
  • “Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.” – St. Vincent de Paul
  • “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway
  • “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.” – Winston S. Churchill
  • “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” – Saint Augustine
  • “Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.” – Saint Vincent de Paul
  • “The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.” – Thomas S. Monson
  • “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.’ – Jane Austen
  • “True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.” – Martin Luther
  • If pain doesn’t lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer
  • “Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie
  • “There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “The faculty to think objectively is reason; the emotional attitude behind reason is that of humility. To be objective, to use one’s reason, is possible only if one has achieved an attitude of humility, if one has emerged from the dreams of omniscience and omnipotence which one has as a child.” – Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving
  • ‘There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.’ – Ernest Hemingway
  • “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

Don’t talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave. Wilson Mizner

  • “True humility is when you can surprise yourself more than others; the rest is either shyness or good marketing.” -Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • “There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.” – Blaise Pascal
  • “Humility consists in not esteeming ourselves above other men, and in not seeking to be esteemed above them.” – Francis de Sales
  • “A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” – John C. Maxwell
  • “Pride is concerned with who is right while humility is concerned with what is right.” – Ezra Taft Benson
  • “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” – C.S. Lewis 
  • “Humility isn’t denying your strengths; it’s being honest about your weaknesses.” -Rick Warren
  • “Ego kills knowledge, as knowledge requires learning, and learning requires humility.” – Rolsey
  • “Uncertainty is a sign of humility, and humility is just the ability or the willingness to learn.” – Charlie Sheen
  •  “Humility is not something that comes naturally. But it is a cardinal virtue that should be pursued more than any other.” – Joyce Meyer
  • “Stay hungry, stay young, stay foolish, stay curious, and above all, stay humble because just when you think you got all the answers, is the moment when some bitter twist of fate in the universe will remind you that you very much don’t.” – Tom Hiddleston

All the Best in your quest to get Better. Don’t Settle: Live with Passion.

Lanre is a Digital Strategy Specialist with 8+ years experience in System Administration, Cloud Computing, and Digital Marketing. He is an avid reader, marathon runner(10+), lifelong learner, and loves blogging about self-improvement and personal re-invention. Contact E-mail: lanre.dahunsi@gmail.com

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