80 Humiliation Quotes And Sayings

Looking for quotes on humiliation? We have rounded up the best collection of humiliation quotes, sayings, captions, status messages, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to never humiliate anyone in person or public, as this may have much adverse effect on one’s self worth and self-respect.

Humiliation is a strong emotion, and a negative one too. Anyone who is humiliated feels diminished  in one’s own eyes or in the eyes of others. It may result in hurt, and lower self confidence.

Also See: Quotes About Being Humble

If you ever felt humiliated, and insulted by a friend, or someone you love, remember you can always be strong and overcome it. Never it it affect your inner belief and self-worth.

Humiliation Quotes And Sayings

  1. “Never humiliate anyone.”- Hans Blix

  2. “Art is born of humiliation.”- W.H. Auden

  3. “Don’t beg anybody for anything, especially love.”

  4. “With publicity comes humiliation.”- Tama Janowitz

  5. “Death with dignity is better than life with humiliation.”                                           
    Humiliation Quotes Emotional Pain
    Humiliation Quotes Emotional Pain

  6. “Humiliation- The harder you try, the dumber you look.”

  7. “Humiliation scars deeper than the lash.”- Tobsha Learner

  8. “Humiliation is a bitter medicine but it has healing effects.”                                                     
    Humiliation Quotes Images
    Humiliation Quotes Images

  9. “Humiliation is the only ladder to honoring God’s Kingdom.”

  10. “Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification.” – John Donne

  11. “What hurts people a lot is taking humiliation.” – Robert Wyatt

  12. “One man’s transparency is another’s humiliation.”- Gerry Adams                             
    Public Humiliation Quotes
    Public Humiliation Quotes

  13. “Courage is clearly a readiness to risk self-humiliation.”- Nigel Dennis

  14. “Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy.”- John Guare

  15. “Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.”- Elie Wiesel

  16. “No man can humiliate me or disturb me. I won’t let him.”- Bernard Baruch

  17. “You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.”- Cesar Chavez

  18. “We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully.”- Mother Teresa

  19. “Humiliation is humiliation only when you choose to suffer.” – Chuck Palahniuk                                                                                                                                                 
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    when someone humiliates you quotes

  20. “To experience brokenness and humiliation all you have to do is lead.”- Dan B. Allender

  21. “Your worst humiliation is only someone else’s momentary entertainment.” – Karen Crockett

  22. “Feeling my own humiliation in my heart like the sharp prick of a needle.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  23. “It is not the pain and the wounds that are the worst. The worst is the humiliation.”- Pascal Mercier

  24. “You will find that you survive humiliation. And that’s an experience of incalculable value.”- T. S. Eliot                                                                                                   
    Feeling Humiliated Quotes
    Feeling Humiliated Quotes

  25. “One who makes himself a worm cannot complain afterwards if people step on him.”- Immanuel Kant

  26. “Torture is torture and humiliation is humiliation only when you choose to suffer.” – Chuck Palahniuk

  27. “Humiliation sets armies marching, empires falling, breaks hearts and minds and souls.”- Janet Morris

  28. “Not knowing humiliation, you are ignorant of what it is to arrive at the last stage of yourself.”- E M Cioran

  29. “Don’t give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners.”- Paulo Coelho

  30. “In our society people die out of neglection, criticism and humiliation much before the actual HIV kills them.”

  31. “Every attempt to make war easy and safe will result in humiliation and disaster.”- William Tecumseh Sherman

  32. “Feeling of humiliation performs only two tasks, either demolish the self-esteem or kill the person…”

  33. “It is okay not to like someone, but it is never okay to try and degrade, humiliate, or dehumanize them.”- Cory Booker

  34. “Never forget the insults and humiliations you have faced, because that’s what’s going to be the fuel for your success.”

  35. “Honesty is grounded in humility and, indeed, in humiliation, in admitting exactly where we are powerless.” – Terry Patten

  36. “There is something worse than dying, and that is humiliation – at least so it seemed to me ” – Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

  37. “You cannot really shame a man who sincerely does not care what others think of him.”- Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  38. “In laughter we always find an unavowed intention to humiliate and consequently to correct our neighbor.”- Henri Bergson

  39. “There is nobody more dangerous than one who has been humiliated, even when you humiliate him rightly.”- Nelson Mandela                                                                   
    Quotes About Humiliation
    Quotes About Humiliation

  40. “It’s always been a mystery to me how people can respect themselves when they humiliate other humans.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  41. “If you knew the true value of yourself, you will never allow yourself to be humiliated by committing sins.”

  42. “Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  43. “When you feel humiliated or things like that, you either use it as fuel to change or you get covered by it.”- Diane Von Furstenberg

  44. “Sometimes you don’t need to hear their excuses or what they have to say for themselves because their actions already spoke the truth.”

  45. “Every situation of justice is an occasion where someone is being humiliated and they want to restore their dignity.”- Desmond Tutu

  46. “It has always been a mystery to me how men can feel themselves honored by the humiliation of their fellow beings.”- Mahatma Gandhi

  47. “It’s okay to dislike someone, or even dislike someone for no reason. But it’s not okay to disrespect, degrade, and humiliate that person.”

  48. “The greatest humiliation in life, is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it.”- E. W. Howe

  49. “The moment our dignity is undermined, we get up in arms and want to see our dignity restored especially if we are humiliated.”- Desmond Tutu

  50. “We all get humiliated at some point or another during our lives. the trick is not to let it make you resentful or defeatist.”- Jane Stanton Hitchcock

  51. “This is God’s way, the way of humility. It is the way of Jesus; there is no other. And there can be no humility without humiliation.”- Pope Francis

  52. “The only way into truth is through one’s own annihilation; through dwelling a long time in a state of extreme and total humiliation.”- Simone Weil

  53. “Never humiliate anybody intentionally every individual has their own struggle. Struggle is meant to be appreciated, not humiliated.”- Lalit Nautiyal

  54. “You mustn’t compromise your principles, but you mustn’t humiliate the opposition. No one is more dangerous than one who is humiliated.”- Nelson Mandela

  55. “As a rule the person found out in a betrayal of love holds, all the same, the superior position of the two. It is the betrayed one who is humiliated.”- Ada Leverson

  56. “People may hurt you but God will heal you. People may humiliate you but God will honor you. People may judge you but God will justify you.”- Nicky Gumbel

  57. “There is only one certain test of the virtue and that is humiliation. The acceptance of humiliation alone shows the depth and reality of our humility.”- Nivard Kinsella

  58. “There is no humiliation worse than the consciousness of a wasted life. It stains the spirit, forestalls hope, and destroys any motive for action or change.”- Peter Ackroyd

  59. “When a man mourns for someone who has played him false, it is not for love of her, but for his own humiliation at not having deserved her trust.”- Cesare Pavese

  60. “He who is greedy is disgraced; he who discloses his hardship will always be humiliated; he who has no control over his tongue will often have to face discomfort.”- Ali Ibn Abi Talib (Islam)

  61. “Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery

  62. “The theme is the theme of humiliation, which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the freedom from humiliation, and love, which is the square root of wonderful.” – Carson Mccullers

  63. “No more humiliation for me, thanks very much. No more swallowing my anger. Honestly, I couldn’t manage another mouthful. But it was delicious. Did you make it yourself?” – Marian Keyes

  64. “People really do like seeing their best friends humiliated; a large part of the friendship is based on humiliation; and that is an old truth, well known to all intelligent people.”- Fyodor Dostoevsky

  65. “To those who despair of everything reason cannot provide a faith, but only passion, and in this case it must be the same passion that lay at the root of the despair, namely humiliation and hatred.”- Albert Camus

  66. “Many of those who are humiliated are not humble. Some react to humiliation with anger, others with patience, and others with freedom. The first are culpable, the next harmless, the last just.”- Bernard of Clairvaux

  67. “The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but the ignominy, the humiliation we feel that we must be what we are without any choice in the matter, and that this humiliation is seen by everyone.”- Milan Kundera

  68. “Don’t ever humiliate a man. If you’re gonna have to dress him out, you take him aside and do it that way. That’s the one thing I don’t like about Hollywood: They go in for public humiliation. You shouldn’t do that to a man.”- Rip Torn

  69. “Personal humiliation was painful. Humiliation of one’s family was much worse. Humiliation of one’s social status was agony to bear. But humiliation of one’s nation was the most excruciating of human miseries.”- Orson Scott Card

  70. “If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated and that its honor has been trampled underfoot, it will want to express its identity and this expression of an identity will take different shapes and forms.”- Abdolkarim Soroush

  71. “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”- Elie Wiesel

  72. “I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”- Haim Ginott

  73. “Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise.”- Criss Jami

  74. “It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person.”- Alice Miller

  75. “Anyone who is suffering from shame and public humiliation needs to know one thing: You can survive it…you can insist on a different ending to your story. Have compassion for yourself. We all deserve compassion, and to live both online and off in a more compassionate world.” – Monica Lewinsky

  76. “We should practice by showing one another love and helping one another. It is a mistake to pursue happiness and to seek to the avoid suffering by deceiving and humiliating other people. We must try to achieve happiness and eliminate suffering by being good-hearted and well-behaved.”- Dalai Lama

  77. “Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one’s status in the eyes of others; and shame is fear of humiliation at one’s inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets one’s heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he or she is automatically involved in fear of losing status.”- Laozi

  78. “Know that humiliation does not weaken you, it strengthens you. The more egoistic you are, the more humiliation you feel. When you are childlike and have a greater sense of kinship, you do not feel humiliated. When you are steeped in love with the Existence, with the Divine, nothing whatsoever can humiliate you.”- Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

  79. “If you suffer humiliation at workplace or at home, it means you have some extraordinary gifts which raise expectations. It also means you have the courage to have the gifts exposed to the world. The remedy to overcoming humiliation is to discover what gift is causing this furore and how can you protect your gift and take it to the right places.” – Tarun Agarawal

  80. “Whoever has experienced the power and the unrestrained ability to humiliate another human being automatically loses his own sensations. Tyranny is a habit, it has its own organic life, it develops finally into a disease. The habit can kill and coarsen the very best man or woman to the level of a beast. Blood and power intoxicate … the return of the human dignity, repentance and regeneration becomes almost impossible.”- Fyodor Dostoevsky

  81. “The sadistic person is as dependent on the submissive person as the latter is on the former; neither can live without the other. The difference is only that the sadistic person commands, exploits, hurts, humiliates, and that the masochistic person is commanded, exploited, hurt, humiliated. This is a considerable difference in a realistic sense; in a deeper emotional sense, the difference is not so great as that which they both have in common: fusion without integrity.”- Erich Fromm

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