Meek Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old meek quotes, meek sayings, and meek proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Meekness is not weakness, but spiritual strength harnessed for service.     

Joe Cothen

Meekness is the mask of malice.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

The meek shall inherit the earth. The rest of us are going to the stars.     

Peter H. Diamandis

Meekness, the subtraction of self, reduces the multiplication of words.     

Neal A. Maxwell

The meek are those who quietly submit themselves to God, to His Word and to His rod, who follow His directions, and comply with His designs, and are gentle toward all men.     

Matthew Henry

Meekness is not a soft, yielding, natural disposition, nor a prudent bridling of a passionate nature; but it is humility applied to the world, not taking offense at the offenses of the world.     

George A. Edgar

Meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgement of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments.     

Gordon B. Hinckley

It's going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it.      

Kin Hubbard

Blessed are the meek: For they shall inherit the earth.     


Meekness is one of the brightest graces which can adorn the Christian character.     

J. C. Ryle

Let the meek have the kingdom of heaven. The strong shall rule on earth.     

Jenny Trout

Meek young men grow up in libraries.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be meek and humble means to have a service attitude towards God, the Vaisnavas, and all living beings. Unless we have that, our chanting will have minimal effect and many births may pass before we finally come to the conclusion.     

Radhanath Swami

The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.     

J. Paul Getty

Meanwhile, the meek are a long time inheriting the earth.     

Bob Edwards

Meekness is power under control.     

Warren W. Wiersbe

Those who have tried meekness know the importance of being important.     

George Ade

The highest degree of meekness consists in seeing, serving, honoring, and treating amiably, on occasion, those who are not to our taste, and who show themselves unfriendly, ungrateful, and troublesome to us.     

Saint Francis De Sales

Meekness is the mark of a man who has been mastered by God.     

Geoffrey B. Wilson

The meek shall inherit the earth, but they'll never increase market share.     

William G. McGowan

Meekness: uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.     

Ambrose Bierce

A meek spirit gives no trouble willingly to any: A quiet spirit bears all wrongs without being troubled.     

John Wesley

Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.     

Don Marquis

Meekness is the grace which, from beneath God's footstool, lifts up a candid and confiding eye, accepting God's smile of Fatherly affection, and adoring those perfections which it cannot comprehend.     

James Hamilton

The anger of a meek man is like fire struck out of steel, hard to be got out, and when got out, soon gone. The meek enjoy almost a perpetual Sabbath.     

Matthew Henry

Meekness is calm confidence, settled assurance, and rest of the soul. It is the tranquil stillness of a soul that is at rest in Christ. It is the place of peace. Meekness springs from a heart of humility, radiating the fragrance of Christ.     

Matthew Henry

Even the blind and meek and voiceless have gods.     

Terry Pratchett

The meek man will attain a place of soul rest. As he walks on in meekness he will be happy to let God defend him. The old struggle to defend himself is over. He has found the peace which meekness brings.     

A.W. Tozer

Meek young men grow up in colleges and believe it is their duty to accept the views which books have given, and grow up slaves.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even as we seek to be meek and to avoid contention, we must not compromise or dilute our commitment to the truths we understand.     

Dallin H. Oaks