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"Humility is all about being truthful and honest." - Radhanath Swami

"About humility we speak with an analogy: When the branches are full of fruit, they just bow down." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Pride is the switch that turns off priesthood power. Humility is a switch that turns it on . . . . Some suppose that humility is about beating ourselves up. Humility does not mean convincing ourselves that we are worthless, meaningless, or of little value. Nor does it mean denying or withholding the talents God has given us. We don't discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves. It comes as we go about our work with an attitude of serving God and our fellowman." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"For me hope isn't wishful thinking or blind faith about the future. It's a stance toward life - one of curiosity and humility." - Frances Moore Lappe

"I want to be famous so I can be humble about being famous. What good is my humility when I am stuck in this obscurity?" - David Budbill

"It's all about humanity, humility, and integrity." - Debra Wilson

"Application of humility is service." - Radhanath Swami

"Essence of humility is unity." - Radhanath Swami

"Humility, humility, humility, and humility." - Peter Kreeft

"Humility and love are precisely the graces which the men of the world can understand, if they do not comprehend doctrines. They are the graces about which there is no mystery, and they are within reach of all classes... The poorest Christian can every day find occasion for practicing love and humility." - J C Ryle

"Humility is not denying your strengths, humility is being honest about your weaknesses." - Rick Warren

"Humility is not about having a low self-image or poor self-esteem. Humility is about self-awareness." - Erwin Mcmanus

"Humility is royalty without a crown." - Spencer W. Kimball

"[Humility is:] Greatness in plain clothes" - Spencer W. Kimball

"Actual Gratitude is the Symptom of Humility." - Radhanath Swami

"Substance of Bhakti is Surrender and Humility." - Radhanath Swami

"A virtue which is divine is humility." - Radhanath Swami

"Humility is practical application of knowledge." - Radhanath Swami

"My power will be in humility." - Walter Russell

"We don't discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"We do' discover humility by thinking less of ourselves; we discover humility by thinking less about ourselves." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Real humility is something that no one else will see. No one will know about your humility, if it's real." - Frederick Lenz

"Humility is an ornament which attracts Krishna's heart. Beginning of all knowledge comes from humility." - Radhanath Swami

"There's something about being afraid, about being small, about enforced humility that draws me to climbing." - Jon Krakauer

"We decided that humility was defined not by self-deprecating behavior or attitudes but by the esteem with which you regard others... Generally, you can be humble only if you feel really good about yourself - and you want to help those around you feel really good about themselves, too." - Clayton Christensen

"The really tough thing about humility is you can't brag about it." - Gene Brown

"You learn about gratitude by giving. You learn about humility by receiving, and in the pecking order of human qualities, I'd probably put humility somewhere before gratitude." - Jean Harris

"No one reaches the kingdom of Heaven except by humility" - Saint Augustine

"You cannot attain to charity except through humility." - Saint Augustine

"Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows." - Helen Nielsen

"Humility is the foundation by which love manifests." - Radhanath Swami

"Theoretical knowledge can not touch heart without Humility" - Radhanath Swami

"Humility is a natural symptom of those who love God." - Radhanath Swami

"Arrogance repels the Lord; humility attracts the Lord." - Radhanath Swami

"Pridelessness is negative good; humility is positive good." - Radhanath Swami

"Humility is a virtue; timidity is an illness." - Jim Rohn

"Conceit is a sure sign of insecurity; humility denotes awareness." - Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

"There is false humility and genuine humility and between them, there is a desire of the practitioner to become humble." - Radhanath Swami

"Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves." - Timothy Keller

"Humility about how little I know has encouraged me to listen more carefully and more wisely." - John Templeton

"In reality, humility means nothing other than complete honesty about yourself." - Louis William Countryman

"I learned a lot about humility and patience, keeping my mouth shut." - Madonna Ciccone

"The Boys and Girls Club taught me a lot about sportsmanship, humility, self-respect." - Junior Seau

"The three most important virtues are humility, humility, and humility." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"How does one chip off the marble that doesn't belong? ... That comes about through five things: humility, reverence, inspiration, deep purpose, and joy. No great man has ever wise-cracked his way to greatness. Until one learns to lose one's self he cannot find himself. No one can multiply himself by himself. He must first divide himself and give himself to the service of all, thus placing himself within all others through acts of thoughtfulness and service." - Walter Russell

"Humility is simply believing and accepting what God says about us, and God says that we are anything but worthless." - Myles Munroe

"There is something about going to sea. A little bit of discipline, self-discipline and humility are required." - Prince Andrew

"There is something so beautiful and inspiring about picking ourselves up with humility and dignity after we fall." - Joseph Curiale

"Economics teaches humility because it teaches us more about what we can't do than what we can do" - Peter Boettke

"Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility." - Paulo Coelho

"Not being anxious requires a level of humility, doesn't it? It does, I think. It's not all about you." - Rupert Graves

"My family believe you should never be flashy about anything. Maybe that handicapped me a little bit, that extreme humility." - Kelly Reilly

"Modesty is a learned affectation. It's no good. Humility is great, because humility says, 'There was someone before me. I'm following in somebody's footsteps.'" - Maya Angelou

"The importance of humility. We need the humility to know that truth can be ephemeral, that this can be but one version of the truth." - Ken Auletta

"Out of all the opulences of a living entity its humility which pleases Krishna. Other opulences can also please Krishna if offered with humility." - Radhanath Swami

"I confess that altruistic and cynically selfish talk seem to me about equally unreal. With all humility, I think whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living with your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"All politicians are humble, and seldom let you forget it. They go around the country boasting about their humility. They are proud of their humility. Many are downright arrogant about their humility and insist that it qualifies them to be President." - Russell Baker

"What we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place...The old humility was a spur that prevented a man from stopping; not a nail in his boot that prevented him from going on. For the old humility made a man doubtful about his efforts, which made him work harder. But the new humility makes a man doubtful about his aims, which will make him stop working altogether." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity." - William C. Menninger

"Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying." - Vincent de Paul

"A well-grounded assurance is always attended with three fair handmaids: love, humility and holy joy." - Thomas Brooks

"Conformity, humility, acceptance with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise." - Robert M. Lindner

"He who wants to learn true humility should reflect upon the Passion of Jesus. (267)" - Mary Faustina Kowalska

"Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to." - William S Burroughs

"Evil and faults are corrected by good, by love, kindness, meekness, humility, and patience." - John of Kronstadt

"No one will learn anything at all, unless one first will learn humility." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Humility is one of the most repulsive virtues, nearly always false." - George Mikes

""I had Krishna and I have lost Him." That is humility." - Radhanath Swami

"To protect any community, we need intelligence and to nourish it we need humility." - Radhanath Swami

"The transcendental knowledge of devotional service is digested by the engyme of humility." - Radhanath Swami

"The Ultimate expression of Humility comes when we control our senses." - Radhanath Swami

"Bhakti and Humility cannot be separated like sweetness cannot be separated from sweet." - Radhanath Swami

"Humility is not a part of devotional service, it is the heart of devotional service." - Radhanath Swami

"People with humility don't think less of themselves, they just think of themselves less." - Ken Blanchard

"Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less." - Ken Blanchard

"The personal interiorization of the practice of humiliation is called humility." - Kathy Acker

"Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity." - Vanna Bonta

"Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the naughtiness of humility." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To the extent we behave with humility, to that extent good will result." - Ramana Maharshi

"Humility does not mean to think yourself less, but to less think of yourself." - Bhakti Tirtha Swami

"Humility counts for much, but it may be that vanity does not dispossess that admirable quality." - Walter J. Phillips

"... humility + humor = humanity." - Kathie Lee Gifford

"Disasters teach us humility." - Anselm Of Canterbury

"Barbaric accuracy - whimpering humility." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Practice humility and patience." - Vincent de Paul

"Exercise humility and restraint." - Warren Buffett

"Humility is self-forgetfulness." - C S Lewis

"Before honor is humility." - Bible

"Humility is truth." - Desiderius Erasmus

"True humility is contentment." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Humility is attentive patience." - Simone Weil

"For the believer, humility is honesty about one's greatest flaws to a degree in which he fearless about truly appearing less righteous than another." - Criss Jami

"I think you gotta have an honesty and a humility about human nature and that it's not about you at the end of the day." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"The complementary movement towards divine love is growth in humility which is the acceptence of the reality about ourselves, our own weakness and limitations." - Thomas Keating

"The first condition of humaneness is a little humility and a little diffidence about the correctness of one's conduct and a little receptiveness." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The ocean doesn't care about you. It makes your boat feel tiny. The oceans are great promoters of religion, or at least of humility-but not in everyone." - Tracy Kidder

"Adventurers tend to prance about the ladder of success, fearing less the sensation of a great fall than the humility of hanging idle." - Mike Caro

"Real religion is about, developing real character; character of compassion, character of humility, the character of determination to grow in all circumstances." - Radhanath Swami

"The ocean doesn't care about you. It makes your boat feel tiny. The oceans are great promoters of religion, or at least of humility - but not in everyone." - Tracy Kidder

"All we will ever know and share about love, humility, compassion, and sacrifice - the secrets that will reveal and then resolve old sorrows - awaits us within ourselves." - Guy Finley

"One of the most important things about leadership is that you have to have the kind of humility that will allow you to be coached." - Jim Yong Kim

"Expecting to be wrong about most things most of the time brings, finally, the kind of humility that leads to peace. I think." - John Burdett

"Love begets courage, moderation creates abundance and humility generates power. Courage without love is brutish. Abundance without moderation leads to over-indulgence and decay. Power without humility breeds arrogance and tyranny." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"It's awfully important to win with humility. It's also important to lose. I hate to lose worse than anyone, but if you never lose you won't know how to act. If you lose with humility, then you can come back." - Bear Bryant

"True humility scarcely ever utters words of humility." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Scientists are not the paragons of rationality, objectivity, openmindedness and humility that many of them might like others to believe." - Marcello Truzzi

"True humility-the basis of the Christian system-is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues." - Edmund Burke

"I saw that we're all doing the best we can. This is how a lifetime of humility begins." - Byron Katie

"As patience leads to peace, and study to science, so are humiliations the path that leads to humility." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"If somebody praises us and if we have any humility we will feel totally like a fool." - Radhanath Swami

"Fierce Determination and Gentle Humility are the ornaments which make one attractive in the eyes of the Lord." - Radhanath Swami

"To measur whether it is humility or depression, check whether you are advancing spiritually or going down." - Radhanath Swami

"Krishna is present fully in His holy name and this is realized by the humility and sincerity in our chanting." - Radhanath Swami

"Real humility does not depress you, but allows you to call intensely and brings us closer to Krishna." - Radhanath Swami

"O be very sure That no man will learn anything at all, Unless he first will learn humility." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"The unanswerable mysteries... the attitude that all is uncertain... to summarize it - the humility of the intellect." - Richard P Feynman

"Art, because it's so easy to do, and yet so difficult to do well, encourages humility in the human soul." - Robert Genn

"It is only with total humility, and in absolute stillness of mind that we can know what indeed we are." - Wei Wu Wei

"Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life." - George Arliss

"Without humility of heart all the other virtues by which one runs toward God seem - and are - absolutely worthless." - Angela of Foligno

"Humility, in its turn, can be achieved only through faith, fear of God, gentleness and the shedding of all possessions." - John Cassian

"Do not become a disciple of one who praises himself, in case you learn pride instead of humility." - Mark the Evangelist

"Do not practise excessive humility." - John Todd

"Dialogue cannot exist without humility." - Paulo Freire

"Speaking absolutely, humility excels virginity." - Thomas the Apostle

"Humility has the toughest hide." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Perfect humility dispenses with modesty." - C S Lewis

"Humility is pride in God." - Austin O'Malley

"Honor is humility in action." - Kris Vallotton

"Nonviolence is impossible without humility." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Modest humility is beauty's crown." - Friedrich Schiller

"Too much humility is pride." - Proverbs

"Humility does not disturb or disquiet or agitate, however great it may be; it comes with peace, delight, and calm. . . . The pain of genuine humility doesn't agitate or afflict the soul; rather, this humility expands it and enables it to serve God more." - Teresa of Avila

"If you ask, what is the first step in the way of truth? I answer humility," saith St. Austin. "If you ask, what is the second? I say humility. If you ask, what is the third? I answer the same - humility." - Antony C. Sutton

"One of the fundamental points about religious humility is you say you don't know about the ultimate judgment. It's beyond your judgment. And if you equate God's judgment with your judgment, you have a wrong religion." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"So much about living life, to me, is about humility and gratitude. And I've tried very hard to have those qualities and be that person and I'm just so disappointed in myself that I allowed it to slip." - Katherine Heigl

"Some people think humility is thinking lowly of yourself. Some people think it's not thinking about yourself. But, to me, the best definition of humility is radical self-awareness from a distance, seeing themselves from a distance and saying, what's my problem?" - David Brooks

"Discipline and diligence are up there on the list, but one of the most important qualities of many really successful people is humility. If you have a degree of humility about you, you have the ability to take advice, to be coachable, teachable. A humble person never stops learning." - Todd Blackledge

"Wishing to open my mouth, O brethren, and speak on the exalted theme of humility, I am filled with fear, even as a man who understands that he is about to discourse concerning God with the art of his own words. For humility is the raiment of the Godhead." - Isaac Of Nineveh

"How does humility manifest itself in leadership and in life? A humble person is more concerned about what is right than about being right, about acting on good ideas than having the ideas, about embracing new truth than defending outdated position, about building the team than exalting self, about recognizing contribution than being recognized for making it." - Stephen Covey

"Parenthood offers many lessons in patience and sacrifice. But ultimately, it is a lesson in humility. The very best thing about your life is a short stage in someone else's story." - Michael Gerson

"I don't know what to say about myself. I don't know myself (laughs). People say my humility but I believe we're all humble in our own way. I try to stay close to my family and friends." - Fernando Torres

"Parenthood offers many lessons in patience and sacrifice. But ultimately, it is a lesson in humility. The very best thing about your life is a short stage in someone else's story." - Michael Gerson

"Another thing about me dealing with the old school rappers, you see a lot of humility. When you're new, nothing is wrong. Everything is tight. Because you're trying to hype the world into believing in you." - Ice T

"...human beings have religious needs. They have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and they do not fully understand, and with humility, they admit they do not understand..." - Carroll Quigley

"I can talk about humility, but I'm not humble. I mean, if you say, 'I'm humble,' you've just contradicted yourself. But I'm trying to be, man, I'm trying so hard." - Mike Tyson

"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

"We are seekers of the truth, but we do not embody the truth. And in humility, we should recognize that the same can be said about our most ardent foes." - John Danforth

"We always think from where we come from. We always think from the sources that shape our understanding. I think about the world through the lens of my Islamic tradition. I accept this but I must also have intellectual humility." - Tariq Ramadan



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