Being Humble Sayings and Quotes

Being humble is easier said than done for some of us. Nevertheless no one likes a show off and we admire those with great talent that do not feel the need to shout their accomplishments from the rooftop. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and humorous quotes about being humble.


I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.     

Nelson Mandela

Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.     

George Arliss

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.     

Benjamin Franklin

The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.     

Phillips Brooks

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

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

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

We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people.     

Tim Tebow

No matter how high up you get, never forget where you came from.     

Beeru Singh

I'll never forget where I'm from. It's essential to remain humble and evolving.     

Freida Pinto

He is a very humble man, that thinks not himself better than some others.     

Joseph Hall

Humility is royalty without a crown.     

Spencer W. Kimball

We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.     

Rabindranath Tagore

A great man is always willing to be little.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you are really humble you will put yourself first when you need to take care of you.     

Bryant McGill

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.     

C.S. Lewis

Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.     

William Safire

Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity.     

Vanna Bonta

Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it.     

David Richo

Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.     

Ludwig van Beethoven

We must quit thinking we know everything, and quit placing "knowledge" over kindness and compassion.     

Bryant McGill

True humility is having the understanding that, even as a small seed, we are still an important part of the greater plan. However, we are not the master planner.     

Tanya Copprue

If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself.     

Blaise Pascal

No truly great person ever thought themselves so.     

William Hazlitt

Always remember when you are on top of the world , that the earth rotates every 24 hrs.     

Steve G. Makris

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.     

Judith Martin

A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.     

Joseph E. Rogers

There's a lot to be said for the fellow who doesn't say it himself.     

Maurice Switzer

The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.     

Francis Bacon

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