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Quotes About Humbleness

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

George Washington
“But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.”
George Washington

Socrates
“I examined the poets, and I look on them as people whose talent overawes both themselves and others, people who present themselves as wise men and are taken as such, when they are nothing of the sort.

From poets, I moved to artists. No one was more ignorant about the arts than I; no one was more convinced that artists possessed really beautiful secrets. However, I noticed that their condition was no better than that of the poets and that both of them have the same misconceptions. Because the most skillful among them excel in their specialty, they look upon themselves as the wisest of men. In my eyes, this presumption completely tarnished their knowledge. As a result, putting myself in the place of the oracle and asking myself what I would prefer to be — what I was or what they were, to know what they have learned or to know that I know nothing — I replied to myself and to the god: I wish to remain who I am.

We do not know — neither the sophists, nor the orators, nor the artists, nor I— what the True, the Good, and the Beautiful are. But there is this difference between us: although these people know nothing, they all believe they know something; whereas, I, if I know nothing, at least have no doubts about it. As a result, all this superiority in wisdom which the oracle has attributed to me reduces itself to the single point that I am strongly convinced that I am ignorant of what I do not know.”
Socrates

Francis Chan
“We are a culture that relies on technology over community, a society in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear of God is almost unheard of. We are slow to listen, quick to speak, and quick to become angry.”
Francis Chan, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

Toba Beta
“If you feel deserve to judge the arrogant,
it's a sign that you're so far of humbleness.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“You must be humble, as it is one of the greatest [forms of] worship.”
Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

Robert E. Lee
“A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.”
Robert E. Lee

Ally Carter
“How sweet is that? I know I'm no boy expert, but I have heard entire lectures on reading body language, and I have to say that assuming that a person will have forgotten your name is way high on my "indicators of humbleness" list (not that I have one, but I totally have a starting point now).”
Ally Carter, I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You

“Selflessness is humility. ... humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free.”
Jeff Wilson, Buddhism of the Heart: Reflections on Shin Buddhism and Inner Togetherness

Toba Beta
“While you are so busy trying to make yourself humble,
many are persistently and quietly promoting themselves.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Bryant McGill
“A person who is humble would never be abusive or selfish; so don't abuse yourself or withhold self-love or self-care.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

“Some of you need a lesson in humility. While your arrogance may give you a sense of power, it may serve you better to put it aside. Those are the times you will be the light of the world.”
J 'son M. Lee

Bryant McGill
“If you are really humble you will put yourself first when you need to take care of you.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

“The better we become, the higher we climb. The higher we climb, the bigger our ego. The bigger the ego, the harder it is for us to look at others the same way we did before as we can get so full of ourselves we lose our true self. Always be humble. Even if you're good. Always.”
Lik Hock Yap Ivan

Bryant McGill
“For the vile human pigs in life; the sloppy, disheveled, uncaring dregs, the ungrateful, and especially for the vicious, negative emotional peasants — there will only continue to be the hard and painful lessons you so desperately need. The invisible hand will hold you in your wretched place until your last breath — unless you evolve. If you are cruel and ignorant the invisible fist will pound you into oblivion until you submit, humble yourself and soften your hard heart.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“Make no mistake about it, no matter how kind, meek, humble and soft your giving heart is — you are a warrior!”
Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill
“Seek for illumination of self, and then the world, through the simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“Having the right priorities in a wrong world will humble you with a journey that only love can sustain.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

“The humble one is the better one.”
Lik Hock Yap

Bryant McGill
“Surrender is not a weakness, but rather an empowering state of humility.”
Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill
“The incredibly powerful and enriching lifestyle of seeking beauty is a humble service of love and healing.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“The subtle whispers, cues and nudges are there as guideposts, to gently carry the humble listener along the path back to the source and the true self.”
Bryant McGill

Bryant McGill
“Quit pretending to be humble when you are really just a self-abusing, emotional, drama junkie.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“The simple, humble, almighty, supreme virtue of love is the invincible fire of transformation for healing the world.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“Real humility knows how to slam a door closed and say no more. You can't be humble without self-love.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Bryant McGill
“If you were really humble you would be great, because humility would never squander the magnificent gift of life.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

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