Being Humble Sayings and Quotes

Being humble is easier said than done for some of us. Nevertheless no one likes a show off and we admire those with great talent that do not feel the need to shout their accomplishments from the rooftop. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous quotes about being humble.

I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people. Nelson Mandela
Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. George Arliss
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. Benjamin Franklin
The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is. Phillips Brooks
Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others. Gordon B. Hinckley
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps. Mahatma Gandhi
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
We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people. Tim Tebow
No matter how high up you get, never forget where you came from. Beeru Singh
I'll never forget where I'm from. It's essential to remain humble and evolving. Freida Pinto
He is a very humble man, that thinks not himself better than some others. Joseph Hall
Humility is royalty without a crown. Spencer W. Kimball
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. Rabindranath Tagore
A great man is always willing to be little. Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you are really humble you will put yourself first when you need to take care of you. Bryant McGill
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. C.S. Lewis
Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected. William Safire
Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity. Vanna Bonta
Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it. David Richo
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors. Ludwig van Beethoven
We must quit thinking we know everything, and quit placing "knowledge" over kindness and compassion. Bryant McGill
True humility is having the understanding that, even as a small seed, we are still an important part of the greater plan. However, we are not the master planner. Tanya Copprue
If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself. Blaise Pascal
No truly great person ever thought themselves so. William Hazlitt
Always remember when you are on top of the world , that the earth rotates every 24 hrs. Steve G. Makris
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. Judith Martin
A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom. Joseph E. Rogers
There's a lot to be said for the fellow who doesn't say it himself. Maurice Switzer
The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it. Francis Bacon
True humility involves opposites. The truly humble work in silence. Because they do not speak of their accomplishments, credit for them can never be taken away. Lao-Tzu
He who truly knows has no occasion to shout. Leonardo da Vinci
A genuinely humble person humbles himself even before those who should be humbled by his presence. Bishop Michael Eneja
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. Mark Twain
Humble souls are fearful of their own strength. William Gurnall
Being humble takes more courage than hauling arrogance. Desmond Fouche
The higher we get educated and higher we are placed, the softer should be our approach and humbler should be our attitude. Senora Roy
Only those who feel little in the eyes of God, can hope to be mighty in the eyes of men. Ernest Moritz Arndt
A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing. Albert Einstein
The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Humble people ask for help. Joyce Meyer
Being humble matters. Kevin Hart
One may be humble out of pride. Michel de Montaigne
Don't let proud get to your head, always humble yourself. Henry Johnson Jr
To the extent we behave with humility, to that extent good will result. Ramana Maharshi
Be smart, but never show it. Louis B Mayer
Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self. Charles Spurgeon
I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind. Albert Einstein
Swallow your pride occasionally, it's non-fattening! unknown
Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise. Frank Ocean
The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. Criss Jami
We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery. Paulo Coelho
Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble. Joseph Addison
God will have a humble people. Either we can choose to be humble, or we can be compelled to be humble. Ezra Taft Benson
Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble. John Madden
You've gotta be humble. That's what I've been throughout my whole career. Ginuwine
My family has taught me to keep my feet on the ground and be humble. Carlos Vela
It is very important to be humble but to maintain the conviction that we can do something good. Claudio Ranieri
If we remain humble and hungry, we can win. Dave Allison
Never be haughty to the humble. Never be humble to the haughty. Jefferson Davis
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Rev. Fr. Peter Obinna Umekwe
Successful indeed are the believers; those who humble themselves in their prayers. Rev. Fr. Peter Obinna Umekwe
More of us would probably agree that we "should" be more humble. Hannah Anderson
When you encounter a person who - for whatever reason - is "trying" to be humble, you can spot it almost immediately. Hannah Anderson
We know that God "opposes the proud" and so we commit to practising humility, to intentionally "be humble". Hannah Anderson
Being humble is something you either are or you aren't. Hannah Anderson
If we are humble people, it will be obvious. Hannah Anderson
Be humble and allow humility in your own personal and professional imperfections to invigorate your drive to improve, to get better, and to push yourself further. Daniel McMahon
By exercising humility in circumstances you will thus demonstrate how to be a humble and respected leader. Daniel McMahon
Learn to be humble but not timid. Franklin A. Ohiozebau
Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. Franklin A. Ohiobezau
It is better to be humble and happy than to be arrogant and lonely. Darlene Bennett
A humble heart gets God's attention all the time. Darlene Bennett
The humble person has access to God's wisdom and God's favor. Pat Robertson
If we can develop a truly humble attitude, we can change the world. Jeffrey Krames
We have to be humble, but with real humility, from head-to-toe. Pope Francis
The humble spirit and contrite is an abode of my delight. Isaac Watts
Act surprised. Walk slowly to the podium. Be modest. Thank them for this incredible honour. Reese Whiterspoon