Humility

Found 14 thoughts of humility

I persist on praising not the life I lead, but that which I ought to lead. I follow it at a mighty distance, crawling

Seneca

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.

Edith Sitwell

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

Confucius

Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.

Madam Guizot

You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility.

Lois McMaster Bujold

In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility.

William Shakespeare

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.

Confucius

I am no more humble than my talents require.

Oscar Levant

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

Mark Twain

Modesty is the citadel of beauty.

Demades

In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?

Kanye West

The loss of one's dignified bearing is often sudden.

Jerry Van Amerongen

Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.

Jules Renard

When you quash your pride, you gain humility.

Deborah Simpson