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The personal interiorization of the practice of humiliation is called humility. (Kathy Acker)

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. (Joseph Addison)

Nothing is more humbling than to look with a strong magnifying glass at an insect so tiny that the naked eye sees only the barest speck and to discover that nevertheless it is sculpted and articulated and striped with the same care and imagination... (Rudolf Arnheim)

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. (Saint Augustine)

Ah, the first step in humility: Listening. (Dr. Michael Beckwith)

Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grows. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. (Henry Ward Beecher)

Some of the best artists I've known have enormous humility. (Brenda Behr)

To humiliate and be humiliated, I think, is a crucial element in our whole social structure. It's not only the artist I'm sorry for. It's just that I know exactly where he feels most humiliated. (Ingmar Bergman)

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings. (Hector Berlioz)

modesty, n. The gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. (Ambrose Bierce)

Humility does not mean you think less of yourself. It means you think of yourself less. (Kenneth Blanchard)

Humility is the ability to give up your pride and still retain your dignity. (Vanna Bonta)

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)

Without humility there can be no humanity. (John Buchan)

O be very sure / That no man will learn anything at all, / Unless he first will learn humility. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

The beginner's humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step. (Julia Cameron)

We decided that humility was defined not by self-deprecating behavior or attitudes but by the esteem with which you regard others... Generally, you can be humble only if you feel really good about yourself - and you want to help those around you feel really good about themselves, too. (Clayton M. Christensen)

A modest little person, with much to be modest about. (Winston Churchill)

We cannot think too highly of our nature, nor too humbly of ourselves. (Charles Caleb Colton)

Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty. (Jefferson Davis)

- b.234 BC d.149 BC, Marcus Porcius Cato...
After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one. (Cato the Elder)

Extremes meet, and there is no better example than the naughtiness of humility. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

- attributed...
The virtue of pride, which was once the beauty of mankind, has given place to that fount of ugliness, Christian humility. (Max Ernst)

The unanswerable mysteries... the attitude that all is uncertain... to summarize it - the humility of the intellect. (Richard Feynman)

The basis of action on love, the brotherhood of all men, the value of the individual... the humility of the spirit. (Richard Feynman)

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness. (Benjamin Franklin)

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)

Art, because it's so easy to do, and yet so difficult to do well, encourages humility in the human soul. (Robert Genn)

Humilitas profugio est. - Humility is bunk. (Kjerkius Gennius, 36BC)

Wherever valor true is found, true modesty will there abound. (W. S. Gilbert)

With sincere modesty, if there is such a thing, I have never thought of legacy at all. I am always grateful if people like what I have done. A legacy is something no one can forsee. (Tom Glazer)

Be humble; learn from everybody. (Irwin Greenberg)

To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism. (Franz Grillparzer)

Proud souls in the true sense are never humbled by adversity. (Henry S. Haskins)

With humility comes the willingness to stop trying to control or change other people or life situations or events ostensibly 'for their own good.' (David R. Hawkins)

With humility one can see that the mind is limited and incapable of seeing all the circumstances surrounding any event. Out of this arises the willingness to let go of condemnation and judgment. (David R. Hawkins)

Be humble about it. Paint the color tones as they come against each other, and make them sing, vibrate. Don't ask me to look at those self-satisfied, pretty things. (Charles Hawthorne)

The great humiliation in life is to work hard on something from which you expect great appreciation, and then fail to get it. (Edgar Watson Howe)

Loving and appreciating each individual, including ourselves, as the showing forth of the One Creative Principle, takes a great deal of humility and this includes sharing. (Richard Kent)

Keep your self-criticism to yourself. Humility at the low end will never garner interest. (Jackie Knott)

It's good to have some humility, a daily dose of reality, and to always remember where our talent comes from, ultimately. (Jamie Lavin)

Humility is no substitute for a good personality. (Fran Lebowitz)

A man who has humility will have acquired in the last reaches of his beliefs the saving doubt of his own certainty. (Walter Lippmann)

Humility is becoming a lost art, but it's not difficult to practice. It means that you realize that others have been involved in your success. (Harvey Mackay)

To the extent we behave with humility, to that extent good will result. (Ramana Maharshi)

Regardless of how much information I have processed or how much knowledge of art materials or theories I possess, I always feel humble. I feel like a novice picking up the brush for the first time in front of a new canvas. (Jeanean Songco Martin)

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. (Judith Martin)

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it. (Mignon McLaughlin)

-to a visiting diplomat...
Don't be so humble - you are not that great. (Golda Meir)

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. (Thomas Merton)

The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel. (Piet Mondrian)

-The Century magazine,1892...
We can never be a nation of snobs so long as we are willing to poke fun at ourselves. (Edgar Wilson Nye)

To be part of the creation, I must act humbly. I'll take that over a goddess any day! (Maureen O'Hara)

In the glare of your mind, be modest. And beholden to what is tactile, and thrilling. (Mary Oliver)

You come to the master only in deep humbleness, because learning is possible only in humbleness. You have come to surrender, not to perform, not to manipulate, not to impress. (Osho)

Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism. (Blaise Pascal)

Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom. (William Penn)

Humility counts for much, but it may be that vanity does not dispossess that admirable quality. (Walter J. Phillips)

Humble in a humble state and great in greatness, / I will work out the divinity that is busy within my mind. (Pindar)

Humility is a virtue; timidity is an illness. (Jim Rohn)

Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift. (Margaret Lee Runbeck)

I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his own powers. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them, but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful. (John Ruskin)

With my work I attempt to help man to overcome his alienation; I do this by surrounding his daily life with objects, which confront him in a tactile way with the final and deepest problems of our existence. I want the means that I employ to create the necessary stimulus to be as direct as possible. Instead of giving a sermon on humility, I often prefer to depict humility itself. (Antoni Tapies)

If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. (Mother Teresa)

Humility is truth. (Saint Teresa of Avila)

If I had any humility I would be perfect. (Ted Turner)

Modesty is the triumph of mind over flattery. (Frank Tyger)

Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility - these are marks of maturity and graciousness. (William Arthur Ward)

Repentance is a grace of God's Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed. (Thomas J. Watson, Sr.)

It is only with total humility, and in absolute stillness of mind that we can know what indeed we are. (Wei Wu Wei)

I want to convey a sense of my world in my time... without sentimentality. But the older I get, the more humbled I am by the process. (Skip Whitcomb)

There is a lovely root to the word humiliation - from the latin word humus, meaning soil or ground. When we are humiliated, we are in effect returning to the ground of our being. (David Whyte)

To seek exalted beauty with humility and to communicate it with awe, have always been and always will be considered noble, for it is not dependent on the times one lives in. (John H. Wurdeman)

About humility we speak with an analogy: When the branches are full of fruit, they just bow down. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)


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