True humility is contentment.
A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten all about them
Amies, Sir Hardy
Arrogant and right is surely better than humble and wrong
Life is a long lesson in humility.
Barrie, Sir James Matthew
Before honour is humility.
Many people believe that humility is the opposite of pride, when, in fact, it is a point of equilibrium. The opposite of pride is actually a lack of self esteem. A humble person is totally different from a person who cannot recognize and appreciate himself as part of this worlds marvels.
Bonder, Rabino Nilton
In the late 1600s the finest instruments originated from three rural families whose workshops were side by side in the Italian village of Cremona. First were the Amatis, and outside their shop hung a sign: "The best violins in all Italy." Not to be outdone, their next-door neighbors, the family Guarnerius, hung a bolder sign proclaiming: "The Best Violins In All The World!" At the end of the street was the workshop of Anton Stradivarius, and on its front door was a simple notice which read: "The best violins on the block."
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never. In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
Channing, William Ellery
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
The Confucian Analects
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
The Confucian Analects
Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you
Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain.
Modesty is the citadel of beauty.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Humility makes great men twice honorable.
It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Gandhi, Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
Halifax, Lord Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 1st Earl of
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.
Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
La Rochefoucauld, François, duc de
Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
Metropolitan Life, 1978
I am no more humble than my talents require.
It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind.
False humility is as shallow as a pond without water.
Martino, Joseph P
It wasn't until quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say "I don't know!"
Maugham, William Somerset