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Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.
What humility does for one is it reminds us that there are people before me. I have already been paid for. And what I need to do is prepare myself so that I can pay for someone else who has yet to come but who may be here and needs me.
Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.
Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
Richard J. Daley
Making people laugh is magic. I feel like if you have humility, then you can do anything in comedy.
With the help of the Holy Ghost, we can watch over ourselves. We can pray to recognize and reject the first thoughts of sin. We can pray to recognize a warning not to speak words which would hurt or tempt someone else. And we can, when we must, pray for the humility and the faith to repent.
Henry B. Eyring
One of the most important things about leadership is that you have to have the kind of humility that will allow you to be coached.
Jim Yong Kim
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough in me to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.
The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
Charles Caleb Colton
Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.
If there is one thing I have learned on this incredible journey we call life, it is this: the sign of a truly successful individual is humility.
Pride works frequently under a dense mask, and will often assume the garb of humility.
You can fail in films because you don't have the talent, or you have too much humility, or you lack ferociousness. I'm a gangster. If I want something, I'll grab it.
If zeal had been appropriate for putting humanity right, why did God the Word clothe himself in the body, using gentleness and humility in order to bring the world back to his Father?
Isaac of Nineveh
I'm a religious woman. And I feel I have responsibility. I have no modesty at all. I'm even afraid of it - it's a learned affectation and it's just stuck on me like decals. Now I pray for humility because that comes from inside out.
There's a belief that you're supposed to be poor, and suffering, and show your humility. I just don't see the Bible that way. I see that God came and Jesus died so that we might live an abundant life and be a blessing to others.
And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
Humility is not something that comes naturally. But it is a cardinal virtue that should be pursued more than any other.
Humility may well be one of the most difficult of the fruit of the Spirit to be cultivated in us - and to maintain. That's because without humility, it's not likely that you will put your complete trust in God.
The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune.
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace.
I don't doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong's spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism, humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American.
Mr. Chairman, delegates. I accept your nomination for President of the United States of America. I do so with humility, deeply moved by the trust you have placed in me. It is a great honor. It is an even greater responsibility.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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