Humble Quotes That Inspire Humility and Kindness

Read the best collection of humble quotes and sayings by Thoreau, Emerson, Einstein, Pope Francis, and Mother Teresa which will inspire you to embrace humility, kindness, gratitude, and integrity in life.

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Humility is a virtue that exudes grace, modesty, and respect that reflects one’s ability to remain grounded, regardless of their achievements or stature. It also signifies the willingness to learn, the readiness to acknowledge others, and the capacity to appreciate the simple joys of life.

There is something about being down to earth, being humble, and staying humble. It’s a virtue when you are willing to help people struggling at work, love, and life. Being humble means you have no place for ego and self-centeredness.

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These famous humble quotes will inspire you to be more humble as you grow in life and be more kind and grateful to be a good person. Don’t forget to check out our collection of ego quotes and sayings and best roots quotes to inspire you.

Top 10 Humble Quotes

  1. “Work hard, stay humble.”                                                                                                                                           

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    Humble Quotes
  2. “Being humble matters.” — Kevin Hart                                                                                                                         

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    Short Humble Captions
  3. “Pride comes before the fall. Stay humble.” – Unknown                                                                                                                

    Quotes About Being Humble
    Quotes About Being Humble
  4. “Greatness loves gratitude.” — Robin Sharma                                                                                                             

    Stay Humble Quotes
    Stay Humble Quotes
  5. “It takes grace to remain kind in cruel situations.” – Rupi Kaur                                                                                                                 

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    humble sayings
  6. “Humble people ask for help.” — Joyce Meyer                                                                                                             

    Remain Humble Quotes
    Remain Humble Quotes
  7. “Mastery begins with humility.” — Robin Sharma                                                                                               

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    Life Humble Quotes
  8. “Humility wins. Love conquers.” — Robin Sharma
  9. “To lead the people, walk behind them.” — Lao Tzu                                                                                                 

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    Humble Yourself Quotes
  10. “The more humble we stay the more god blesses us.” – Unknown

Famous Quotes About Being Humble

  1. “Work at being a humble person.” — John Templeton
  2. “Arrogance repels. Humility inspires.” — Robin Sharma
  3. “Their is a great honor in being humble.” — Shola Allysen
  4. “True humility is contentment.” — Henri Frederic Amiel
  5. “Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.” — Confucius
  6. “One may be humble out of pride.” — Michel de Montaigne
  7. “It is always the secure who are humble.” — G. K. Chesterton
  8. “Being humble is cooler than being famous.” — Robin Sharma
  9. “Without humility there can be no humanity.” — John Buchan
  10. “Humility is the surest sign of strength.” — Thomas Merton

    Inspirational Humble Quotes
    Inspirational Humble Quotes

Stay Humble Quotes

  1. “Humility is royalty without a crown.” — Spencer W. Kimball
  2. “Being humble is the first sign of true great human.” — Nirmal S
  3. “If we remain humble and hungry, we can win.” — Dave Allison
  4. “Learn to be humble but not timid.” — Franklin A. Ohiozebau
  5. “The greatest patience is humility.” — Atiśa Dīpa kara Śrījñāna
  6. “Stay true in the dark & humble in the spotlight.” — Harold B. Lee
  7. “If we are humble people, it will be obvious.” — Hannah Anderson
  8. “Humility is not a trait I often associate with America.” — Mira Nair
  9. “Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.” — William Gurnall

    Humble And Kind Quotes
    Humble And Kind Quotes
  10. “A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.”Albert Einstein

Be Humble Quotes

  1. “Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.” — Frank Ocean
  2. “A great man is always willing to be little.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “There is beauty and humility in imperfection.” — Guillermo del Toro
  4. “Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.”Zig Ziglar

    Humble Grateful Quotes
    Humble Grateful Quotes
  5. “A humble heart gets God’s attention all the time.” — Darlene Bennett
  6. “True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” — Socrates
  7. “Being humble is to be felt, it’s not something that you show off.” — Naya

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    Humble Quotes Images
  8. “The cost of not being humble is extremely expensive.” — Dale Partridge
  9. “When we feel humiliated, the best reaction is humility.” — Simon Sinek
  10. “Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.” — Charles Spurgeon

Humble Quotes About the Power of Humility

  1. “If you’re not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you.” — Mike Tyson
  2. “The humble spirit and contrite is an abode of my delight.” — Isaac Watts
  3. “The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.” — Criss Jami
  4. “It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.” — Muhammad Ali

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    Motivational Humble Quotes Work
  5. “Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” — Thomas Merton
  6. “Humility is the most beautiful virtue that we can develop.” — Joyce Meyer
  7. “Humility is absolutely necessary for true learning.” — Robert T. Kiyosaki
  8. “Keep putting out good. It will come back to you tenfold in unexpected ways.”— Farrah Gray
  9. “Be patient when you have nothing and be humble when you have everything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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    Humble Quotes Pictures
  10. “Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives.” — Yasmin Mogahed
  11. “I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.” — John Ruskin
  12. “True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know.”

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    Humility Quotes
  13. “Be humble, hungry and the hardest worker in the room.” — Dwayne Johnson
  14. “Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.” — Shah Rukh Khan
  15. “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping them up.” — Jesse Jackson
  16. “Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.” — Andrew Murray
  17. “The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility.” — T.S. Eliot
  18. “We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully.”Mother Teresa

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    Humble Funny Quotes
  19. “Being humble takes more courage than hauling arrogance.” — Desmond Fouche
  20. “Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.” — Steven Tyler

Quotes On Being Humble

  1. “Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it.” — David Richo
  2. “Don’t let proud get to your head, always humble yourself.” — Henry Johnson Jr.
  3. “We have to be humble, but with real humility, from head-to-toe.” — Pope Francis
  4. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  5. “Humility, like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.” — Henry David Thoreau
  6. “The humble person has access to God’s wisdom and God’s favor.” — Pat Robertson
  7. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” — C. S. Lewis
  8. “Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.” — St. Vincent de Paul

    Humble Enough Quotes
    Humble Enough Quotes
  9. “One cannot be humble and aware of oneself at the same time.” — Madeleine L’Engle
  10. “A mistake that makes us humble is better than an achievement that makes us arrogant.”
  11. “There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” — Henri Frederic Amiel
  12. “Never be haughty to the humble. Never be humble to the haughty.” — Jefferson Davis

    Staying Humble Quotes
    Staying Humble Quotes
  13. “The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.” — Mignon McLaughlin
  14. “If we can develop a truly humble attitude, we can change the world.” — Jeffrey Krames
  15. “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” — Rabindranath Tagore
  16. “The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero
  17. “It is better to be humble and happy than to be arrogant and lonely.” — Darlene Bennett
  18. “Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.” — Thomas Moore
  19. “When I look at a person, I see a person – not a rank, not a class, not a title.” — Criss Jami
  20. “A successful man who is not humble, has not reached complete success.” — Marinela Reka
  21. “Never believe you are above or below anyone. Keep a humble spirit.” — Brendon Burchard

Humility Quotes To Inspire You

  1. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” — Rick Warren
  2. “Be humble in your confidence and yet courageous in your character.” — Melanie Koulouris
  3. “To the extent we behave with humility, to that extent good will result.” — Ramana Maharshi
  4. “I’ll never forget where I’m from. It’s essential to remain humble and evolving.” — Freida Pinto
  5. “We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people.” — Tim Tebow
  6. “Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.” — Ezra T. Benson
  7. “Humility is the essence of love and intelligence; it is not an achievement.” — Jiddu Krishnamurti
  8. “Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr
  9. “To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.” — Benjamin Franklin
  10. “Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars.” — Franklin A. Ohiobzau
  11. “If you are really humble you will put yourself first when you need to take care of you.” — Bryant McGill
  12. “If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humility.” — Augustine
  13. “The best of people is the one who humbles himself the more his rank increases.” — Prophet Muhammad
  14. “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” — Matthew 24:12
  15. “In reality, humility means nothing other than complete honesty about yourself.” — William Countryman
  16. “True humility is being able to accept criticisms as graciously as we accept compliments.” — Sabrina Newby
  17. “Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine.” — Ann Tran
  18. “Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. “Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.” — Simone Weil
  20. “We have to stop and be humble enough to understand that there is something called mystery.” — Paulo Coelho

Humble Quotes

  1. “Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free.” — Jeff Wilson
  2. “Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.” — Madeleine L’Engle
  3. Stay humble and never think that you are better than anyone else. We are all humans and crave acceptance and love.”
  4. “The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.” — Pope Francis
  5. “Humility is the greatest quality that a man can have, and arrogance is undoubtedly the worst.” — Maulana W. Khan
  6. “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” — John Madden
  7. “Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.” — Camille Pissarro
  8. Perfection is impossible without humility. Why should I strive for perfection, if I am already good enough?” — Leo Tolstoy
  9. “To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” — Criss Jami
  10. Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.” — George Arliss
  11. “Don’t discount the importance of being humble. There’s a value there far greater than pride can ever provide.” — Kristen Butler
  12. “God will have a humble people. Either we can choose to be humble, or we can be compelled to be humble.” — Ezra Taft Benson
  13. “Sometimes you have to lose something to gain something better. A door has to shut before a new door can open.” — Joel Osteen
  14. “True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  15. The higher we get educated and higher we are placed, the softer should be our approach and humbler should be our attitude.” — Senora Roy
  16. “We know that God “opposes the proud” and so we commit to practising humility, to intentionally “be humble”.” — Hannah Anderson
  17. Ephesians 4:2 – Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Bible Verse)
  18. Colossians 3:12 12 – Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Bible Verse)
  19. “The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.” — Charles Caleb Colton
  20. “Humility is the key to moral excellence. It is the noblest quality a person can possess. […] It is the mother of all possibilities.” —  Master Hsin Yun
  21. If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it’s possible that I’m a little too awesome.” — Barack Obama
  22. “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
  23. “Thank you” is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” — Alice Walker
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.” — Augustine of Hippo
  27. “There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status.” — Nelson Mandela

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