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Humility quotes teach me how to be humble and polite, keeping ego at bay. Humility goes parallel with honesty and humanity. A person who understands and accepts their weakness along with their strength can indeed improve. Such a person considers no one below or above one another. They know nobody is perfect and treat everyone with equity and generosity.

The evilest enemies to humility are vanity and jealousy. These demons tend to make people put down one another because they want to be superior. However, practicing humility in every decision and action can contribute towards a better life. Being humble doesn’t mean compromising your self-respect and inviting people to take advantage of your humility. One has to be kind with themselves first to be so with others.

Nature itself teaches us humility. A fruit-laden tree bows while a plant with no leaves, flowers, and fruits stands like no one is superior to it. But all know what the truth is! Similarly, if a person bows, it is not their weakness but humbleness, respect, and strength. They are sensitive to others’ needs and they know to give. While a person who looks down upon everyone out of ego and vanity fools themselves only. Such people show the red signal of good fortune. They cannot do any good to themselves, let alone themselves. We should remember humility is in sharing, caring, and helping one another.

Humble people always grow because they learn from everything around them. They believe in walking together, holding one another’s hand. You can pick up examples of any successful personality. You will find their humbleness one of the reasons for their success and people’s admiring them. With so much belief in humility, I want to share some of my favorite humility quotes with you all.

Here are 47 of the most benign humility quotes to kill the ego. I believe these humility quotes will always keep you down to earth.

47 Softest And Most Generous Humility Quotes To Kill The Vanity

  1. “Humility isn’t denying your strengths; it’s being honest about your weaknesses.” –Rick Warren
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.” –Ezra T. Benson
  5. “There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” –Henri Frederic Amiel
  6. “True humility is being able to accept criticisms as graciously as we accept compliments.” –Sabrina Newby
  7. “True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know.” –Anonymous
  8. “Where there is humility, there is more success, and lasting success.” –Patrick Lencioni
  9. “Some people would rather die in their pride, than live in their humility.” –Anthony Liccione
  10. “The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.” –Charles Caleb Colton
  11. “Ego kills knowledge, as knowledge requires learning, and learning requires humility.” –Rolsey
  12. “To a person who has true humility, words are vows.” –Filipino Proverb
  13. “Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.” –Paulo Coelho
  14. “Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.” –Charles Caleb Colton
  15. “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
  16. “If humility does not precede all that we do, our efforts are fruitless.” –St Augustine
  17. “Only humility knows how to appreciate and admire the good qualities of others.” –Sri Chinmoy
  18. “Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.” –Steven Tyler
  19. “Power is dangerous unless you have humility.” –Richard J. Daley
  20. “Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.” –Confucius
  21. “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.” –James E. Faust
  22. “Humility, like darkness reveals the heavenly lights.” –Henry David Thoreau
  23. “Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.” –Thomas Merton
  24. “All streams flow to the ocean because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.” –Lao Tzu
  25. “Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine.” –Ann Tran
  26. “True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit; it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us.” –Tryon Edwards
  27. “Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves” –William Law
  28. “Humility and knowledge in poor clothes excel pride and ignorance in costly attire.” –William Penn
  29. “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” –Mahatma Gandhi
  30. “It’s all about humanity, humility, and integrity.” –Debra Wilson
  31. “Self-confidence is very important. But without compassion and humility, it’s just arrogance” –Anonymous
  32. “Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” –Saint Augustine
  33. “A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.” –Lawrence G. Lovasik
  34. “Life is a long lesson in humility.” –Sir James Matthew Barrie
  35. “Humility is a great quality of leadership which derives respect and not just fear or hatred.” –Yousef Munayyer
  36. “Humility is royalty without a crown.” –Spencer W. Kimball
  37. “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” –Rabindranth Tagore
  38. “Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.” –Melanie Koulouris
  39. “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” –Ernest Hemingway
  40. “Humility is the proper estimate of oneself.” –Charles Spurgeon
  41. “Only a person who has passed through the gate of humility can ascend to the heights of the spirit.” –Rudolf Steiner
  42. “Pride is about my glory; humility is about God’s glory.” –Ephesians
  43. “Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue.” –Augustine Of Hippo
  44. “It’s about having the humility. It’s about not saying no. Even when you’ve made it. You’re never too big.” –Gary Vaynerchuk
  45. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” –C.S Lewis
  46. “I always say be humble but be firm. Humility and openness are the key to success without compromising your beliefs.” –George Hickenlooper
  47. “A humble person is more likely to be self-confident… a person with real humility knows how much they are loved.” –Cornelius Plantinga

Rahul Bansal

Rahul is a freelance author, chemist, a teacher and has a lot of passion for spirituality, humanity & self-development. Being in the writing industry for many years, Rahul has a plethora of knowledge which he loves to share and discuss with his readers. He loves to write about self-improvement and share quotes he finds inspiring.

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