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

It is no great thing to be humble when you are brought low; but to be humble when you are praised is a great and rare attainment.
Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life.
He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.
Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.
If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself.
One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. [Philippians 2:3]
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
If you are right, take the humble side -- you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side -- and you will help yourself.
A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity.
Too much humility is pride.
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows.
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
The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod.
Before honor is humility.
Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own errors.
Don't be humble, you're not that great.
Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.
The cross is the invincible sanctuary of the humble.
Only those who feel little in the eyes of God, can hope to be mighty in the eyes of men.
Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.
Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.
When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it.
Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.
The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.
Too humble is half proud.
Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.
Study the best and highest things that are; but of yourself humble thoughts retain.
Without humility there can be no humanity.
What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.
When you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble.
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
The graveyards are full of indispensable men.
Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame.
If thou desire the love of God and man, be humble, for the proud heart, as it loves none but itself, is beloved of none but itself. Humility enforces where neither virtue, nor strength, nor reason can prevail.
They are proud in humility, proud that they are not proud.
Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like one's own.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
The humble and meek are thirsting for blood.
Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
I confess that altruistic and cynically selfish talk seem to me about equally unreal. With all humility, I think whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living with your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.
With all humility, I think, Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might. Infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one's neighbor as one's self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing, you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor: you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.
Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
Painful for a person is rebellious independence, only in loving companionship with his associates does a person feel safe: Only in reverently bowing down before the higher does a person feel exalted.
Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.
Humility has no home in celebrity. Be humble in your direct dealings with people, but unafraid to trumpet your greatness to the public.
Humility without equality, leads to abuse of authority.