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41 Humble Quotes To Inspire You Along This Journey We Call Life

Looking for some of the best humble quotes? Practicing humility can not only make someone a better human being, but it can also develop one into a great leader.

…And let’s be real….

The world could use more amazing leaders right about now.

Humility allows you to learn. When it comes to  being humble, its more about keeping our minds and hearts open to learn from other people. Always remember that everybody has something to offer.

Only arrogance will stop you from growth. This is actually the greatest enemy of self growth that exists.

Thinking that you know it all and that there is no room for improvement or enhancement of your skills can ruin your ability to level up. 

Speaking from experience as an athlete, I had to constantly be working to become the best version of myself as I could. I had to develop self confidence, but not in the arena of arrogance.

I was always open and willing to learn from others because I knew that there was always room for improvement. I carry that same attitude over into my life and career on a daily basis.

I’m not the best at anything and neither are you. There is always gonna be room to improve and gain knowledge from others, so I hope these humble quotes inspire you to be better and do better.

quotes on being humble

“If you are afraid to fail, you will never do the things you are capable of doing.” – John wooden. 

“It was pride that changed angels into devils; It is humility that makes men as angels.” – Saint Augustine

“I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginning.” – Madam C.J. Walker 

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others? Unfold your own myth.”  – Rumi 

“Don’t count the days; Make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

humility quotes

“If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise or discouragement. Because you know who you are.” – Unknown

“Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.”  – Michelle Moschetti

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”  – Camille Pissarro

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“I will forever remain humble because I know I could have less. I’ll always be grateful because I know I’ve had less.” – Unknown

“Be thankful for what you have; You’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Be a winner, stand for something and always be humble.” – Unknown

“To share your weaknesses is to make yourself vulnerable; To make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” – Criss Jami 

“You are never too important to be nice to people.” – Jon Batiste

“Real genius is nothing else, but the Supernatural Virtue of Humility in the Domain of Thought.” – Simone Weil

“I didn’t fail a 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with a 1,000 steps.” – Thomas Edison. 

“Focus =  Follow One Course Until Success.” – Unknown

“The more humble we stay the more God blesses us.” – Unknown

“Never believe you are above or below anyone. Keep a humble spirit.” – Brendon Burchard 

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” – Rick Warren

“Work hard in silence. Let success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt

“It takes a strong heart to love but it takes a STRONGER heart to continue to love after it’s been hurt.” – Unknown

“There is no respect for others without humility in oneself.” – Henri Frederic Amiel

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“Be humble and your confidence yet courageous in your character.” – Melanie Koulouris

humble quotes

“No matter how big your house is, how recent your car is, or how big your bank account is. Our graves will always be the same. Stay humble.” – Unknown

“Live simply. Behave humbly. Give generously. Dress modestly. Pray faithfully. Think wisely. Worship religiously. Act kindly. Smile honestly. Speak truthfully. Love sincerely.” – Unknown

“A meaningful life is not about being rich, being popular, being highly educated, or being perfect. It is about being real, being humble, being strong, and being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others.” – Unknown

“Beauty is the way you hold yourself. It’s how you treat people. The way you love. It’s self acceptance. Beauty is in your soul.” – Aanchal Upadhyaya

“A mistake which makes you humble is much better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.” – Vikram V. Chedge

“Be humble in this life…” – Stephen I of Hungary

“The more humble you are the higher you will rise.” – Unknown

“Every person that you meet knows something you don’t. Learn from them.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

“Do everything with a good heart and expect nothing in return, and you will never be disappointed.” – Barbara Lowe

“To lead the people, walk behind them.” – Lao Zu

“Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.” – Zig Ziglar

“A humble person is more concerned about what is right than being right. About acting on good ideas than having good ideas. About embracing new truth, than defending outdated position. About building the team than exalting self. About recognizing contribution, than being recognized for making it.” – Stephen Covey

“Stay true in the dark & Humble in the spotlight.” – Harold B. Lee 

I am… Humble enough to know I’m not better than anyone else, but wise enough to know that I am different.” – Unknown 

“True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.” – Socrates

“A great man is always willing to be little.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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