46 Quotes on Humility & The Benefits of Being Humble

Humble Quotes

Being humble and having true inner humility can be more beneficial to your life than you could ever imagine. Next time you’re looking for external validation from boasting, read through these humble quotes to feel empowered, confident and at ease.

Humble Quotes

I feel like being true to yourself is always going to keep you humble; it’s always going to make you remember who you are.

“I feel like being true to yourself is always going to keep you humble; it’s always going to make you remember who you are.” – Lil Tjay

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

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

Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.

“Humility is to make a right estimate of oneself.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

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

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

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.

“Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.” – Confucius

Without humility, there can be no humanity.

“Without humility, there can be no humanity.” – John Buchan

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

“There’s no need to show off when you know who you are.” – Maxime Lagacé

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

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

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

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

Learning is a feeling between humility and simplicity.

“Learning is a feeling between humility and simplicity.” – Alan Maiccon

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

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

To lead the people, walk behind them.

“To lead the people, walk behind them.” – Lao Tzu

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

“I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.” – Diogenes

Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.

“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.” – Miyamoto Musashi

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

“Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.” – Alexander Pope

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

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

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.

“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

Stay humble to the craft and never forget how much it actually takes to be the main character of a documentary.

“Stay humble to the craft and never forget how much it actually takes to be the main character of a documentary.” – Nicole Nielsen Horanyi

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

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

Be simple, stay humble, care with love, hug with kindness.

“Be simple, stay humble, care with love, hug with kindness.” – Debasish Mridha

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

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

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

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

Greatness is to stay humble when the whole world calls you great!

“Greatness is to stay humble when the whole world calls you great!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

It is better to be humble and happy than to be arrogant and lonely.

“It is better to be humble and happy than to be arrogant and lonely.” – Darlene Bennett

Without patience, there can be no genius.

“Without patience, there can be no genius.” – Robin Sharma

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

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

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

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

Humility is the most beautiful virtue that we can develop.

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

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

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

Humility is the foundation by which love manifests.

“Humility is the foundation by which love manifests.” – Radhanath Swami

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” – Thomas Merton

Stay humble. Always answer your phone – no matter who else is in the car.

“Stay humble. Always answer your phone – no matter who else is in the car.” – Jack Lemmon

Every day I feel humble when I experience the vibrational essence of my world.

“Every day I feel humble when I experience the vibrational essence of my world.” – Debbie A. Anderson

Pride is the problem, humility is the answer.

“Pride is the problem, humility is the answer.” – Joyce Meyer

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

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

A great man is always willing to be little.

“A great man is always willing to be little.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Stay excited and stay humble and good things will come.

“Stay excited and stay humble and good things will come.” – Mark McMorris

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

“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

There is beauty and humility in imperfection.

“There is beauty and humility in imperfection.” – Guillermo del Toro

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

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

My aim is just to remain as humble and as godly as I can be.

“My aim is just to remain as humble and as godly as I can be.” – Letitia Wright

A wise man is humble, knowing he actually doesn’t know much.

“A wise man is humble, knowing he actually doesn’t know much.” – Eraldo Banovac

Pride is concerned with who is right while humility is concerned with what is right.

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

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” – Socrates

Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

“Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” – John Madden

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