Humility quotes & sayings

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What we call 'morals' is simply blind obedience to words of command. - Henry Havelock Ellis
True humility is contentment. - Henri Matisse
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility. - Sir Rabindranath Tagore
The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. He also is on the road to humility, that priceless attitude of openness to life that can help a manager absorb mistakes, failures, or personal shortcomings. - John Adair
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance. - Sir Arthur Helps
May God's grace give you the necessary humility. Try not to think, much less speak, of 'their' sins. One's own are a much more profitable theme! And if on consideration, one can find no faults on one's own side, then cry for mercy: For this 'must' be a most dangerous delusion. (Letters to an American Lady) - C. S. Lewis
Genuine ignorance is, profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, can't terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish waterproof to new ideas. - John Dewey
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do. - John Ruskin