Humble quotes

  • God is not looking for extraordinary characters as His instruments, but He is looking for humble instruments through whom He can be honored throughout the ages.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Character #Humble #Age

  • When a Krishna Conscious person is elevated to a responsible position, he never becomes puffed up. Just like a tree when over-laden with fruits becomes humble and lower down. Similarly, a great soul in Krishna Consciousness becomes humbler than the grass and bowed down like the fruitful trees because a Krishna Conscious person acts as the agent of Krishna, therefore he discharges his duty with great responsibility.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Humble #Humility #Responsibility

  • Be very humble when you plan so that Krishna is happy with you.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Humble #Humility #Krishna

  • I’ve been the same guy since day one. No matter how successful I am in life, I’m going to stay true to myself and stay humble and grounded. I feel like that’s where your success comes from. Once you get that big head, it’s over. You feel like you can’t be stopped. Staying humble is the only way you can be great.
    -- A. J. Green

    #Humble #Successful #Guy

  • Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Passion #Humble #Successful

  • But I will say this: In my humble opinion, knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is. I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Believe #Humble #Knowing

  • Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.
    -- Abraham Cahan

    #Humble #Simple #Modest

  • True love is humble, thereby is it known; Girded for service, seeking not its own; Vaunts not itself, but speaks in self-dispraise.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Love #Humble #Self

  • Awake, awake, my Lyre!And tell thy silent master's humble taleIn sounds that may prevail;Sounds that gentle thoughts inspire:Though so exalted sheAnd I so lowly beTell her, such different notes make all thy harmony.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Humble #Inspire #Sound

  • Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Prayer #Humble #Answers

  • To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Love #Humble #Helping Others

  • It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness...
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Humble #Patriotic #Praying

  • We must apply our humble efforts to the construction of a more just and humane world. And I want to declare emphatically: Such a world is possible. To create this new society, we must present outstretched and friendly hands, without hatred and rancor, even as we show great determination and never waver in the defense of truth and justice. Because we know that we cannot sow seeds with clenched fists. To sow we must open our hands.
    -- Adolfo Perez Esquivel

    #Peace #Determination #Humble

  • Leadership requires vision, and whence will vision come except from hours spent in the presence of God in humble and fervent prayer?
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Prayer #Humble

  • There are two classes of Christians: the proud who imagine they are humble and the humble who are afraid they are proud. There should be another class: the self-forgetful who leave the whole thing in the hands of Christ and refuse to waste any time trying to make themselves good. They will reach the goal far ahead of the rest.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Christian #Humble #Humility

  • Come to the Word with a spirit of longing with devotion and humble expectation. Be determined to know God.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Humble #Expectations #Spirit

  • At this point in my career, I don't have to deal with audition rejections. So I get my rejection from other things. My children can make me feel rejected. They can humble you pretty quick.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Children #Humble #Careers

  • I know I'm a million times as humble as thou art!
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Art #Humble

  • People become concerned with being more humble than other people.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Humble #People #Concerned

  • Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Humble #Men

  • I cannot conceive of a personal God who would directly influence the actions of individuals, or would directly sit in judgment on creatures of his own creation. I cannot do this in spite of the fact that mechanistic causality has, to a certain extent, been placed in doubt by modern science. My religiosity consists in a humble admiration of the infinitely superior spirit that reveals itself in the little that we, with our weak and transitory understanding, can comprehend of reality. Morality is of the highest importance - but for us, not for God.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Humble #Reality #Understanding

  • You probably have started losing touch with humility when your friends start avoiding you without telling you why.
    -- Albert Kanene Obiefuna

    #Humble #Humility #Losing

  • I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Kindness #Farewell #Humble

  • Nature holds the beautiful, for the artist who has the insight to extract it. Thus, beauty lies even in humble, perhaps ugly things, and the ideal, which bypasses or improves on nature, may not be truly beautiful in the end.
    -- Albrecht Durer

    #Beautiful #Lying #Humble

  • In the days before machinery men and women who wanted to amuse themselves were compelled, in their humble way, to be artists. Now they sit still and permit professionals to entertain them by the aid of machinery. It is difficult to believe that general artistic culture can flourish in this atmosphere of passivity.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Believe #Humble #Artist

  • The way to succeed is never quit. That's it. But really be humble about it. ... You start out lowly and humble and you carefully try to learn an accretion of little things that help you get there.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Time #Humble #Trying

  • The way to succeed is never quit. Thats it. But really be humble about it.
    -- Alex Haley

    #Humble #Humility #Never Quit

  • Lord, enable us to search our hearts and humble ourselves before Thee. Oh, for a closer walk with God, more faith, more sincerity, more earnestness, and more love. I must study more the Word of God. 'If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.' The Master said so, and His words are true.
    -- Alexander Murdoch Mackay

    #Heart #Humble #Done

  • Landscapes have a language of their own, expressing the soul of the things, lofty or humble, which constitute them, from the mighty peaks to the smallest of the tiny flowers hidden in the meadow's grass.
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Flower #Humble #Soul

  • We’ll go where the air is pure, where all sounds are soothing, where, no matter how proud one may be, one feels humble and finds oneself small- in short, we’ll go to the sea. I love the sea as one loves a mistress and I long for her when I haven’t seen her for some time
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Humble #Air #Sea

  • Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.
    -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    #Photography #Humble #Heart

  • Some of the finest moral intuitions come to quite humble people. The visiting of lofty ideas doesn't depend on formal schooling.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Inspirational #Humble #Ideas

  • For in prosperity a man is often puffed up with pride, whereas tribulations chasten and humble him through suffering and sorrow. In the midst of prosperity the mind is elated, and in prosperity a man forgets himself; in hardship he is forced to reflect on himself, even though he be unwilling. In prosperity a man often destroys the good he has done; amidst difficulties he often repairs what he long since did in the way of wickedness.
    -- Alfred the Great

    #Humble #Pride #Men

  • There are so many highly esteemed ones who became miserable and humiliated just because of their bad temper and morals; and humble people who have attained eminence and the highest honors because of good temper and morals.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Humble #People #Honor

  • In my humble opinion, we should now have reached peak oil. So it is high time to close this critical chapter in the history of international oil industry and bid the mighty peak farewell.
    -- Ali Morteza Samsam Bakhtiari

    #Farewell #Humble #Oil

  • Now I am in the place I call this wide wide Heaven because it includes all my simplest desires but also the most humble and grand. The word my grandfather uses is comfort. So there are cakes and pillows and colors galore, but underneath this more obvious patchwork quilt are places like a quiet room where you can go and hold someone's hand and not have to say anything. Give no story. Make no claim. Where you can live at the edge of your skin for as long as you wish.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Quilts #Humble #Hands

  • You will gain more by receiving scorn peacefully than if you fasted for a week on bread and water. It is good to humble ourselves; but it is much more worthwhile to accept the humiliations that come to us from others.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Humble #Water #Suffering

  • But You never reject a repentant and humble heart.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Heart #Humble #Rejects

  • I was always taught to be hungry and humble.
    -- Amari Cooper

    #Humble #Taught #Hungry

  • If someone offends you, don't tell anyone about it except your elder, and you will be peaceful. Bow to everyone, paying no attention whether they respond to your bow or not. You must humble yourself before everyone and consider yourself the worst of all. If we have not committed the sins that others have, perhaps this is because we did not have the opportunity - the situation and circumstances were different. In each person there is something good and something bad; we usually see only the vices in people and we see nothing that is good.
    -- Ambrose

    #Humble #Humility #Opportunity

  • Studious of ease, and fond of humble things.
    -- Ambrose Philips

    #Humble #Ease #Study

  • Be modest, be humble, be simple,
    -- Amy Chua

    #Humble #Simple #Be Humble

  • Be modest, be humble, be simple.Make sure you come in first so that you have something to be humble about.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Humble #Simple #Firsts

  • I love the idea of living a life that is completely humble and quiet.
    -- Andie MacDowell

    #Humble #Ideas #Quiet

  • One my favorite things is to go to the provinces of Russia and see the 18th century wood churches with the onion dome architecture. These humble wonders of incredible imagination of architects that were obviously not living in places like Paris or London, but they've created these amazing churches.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Humble #Russia #Paris

  • The great can protect themselves, but the poor and humble require the arm and shield of the law.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Humble #Law #Arms

  • Every man is equally entitled to protection by law. But when the laws undertake to add... artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges—to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful— the humble members of society—the farmers, mechanics, and laborers, who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Powerful #Humble #Mean

  • Fellow-Christians, do let us study the Bible portrait of the humble man. And let us ask our brethren, and ask the world, whether they recognize in us the likeness to the original.
    -- Andrew Murray

    #Christian #Humble #Men

  • As natural and easy as it has been to be proud, it must become natural for us to be humble.
    -- Andrew Murray

    #Humble #Proud #Easy

  • I'm a humble guy, but I'm audacious.
    -- Andy Grammer

    #Humble #Guy #Audacious

  • We must never forget our responsibilities as politicians to our country and its citizens. We must always remain humble before our people.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Humble #Responsibility

  • Every army has a beginning, no matter how humble.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Humble #Army #Matter

  • O! useful may it be to have shewn, that, though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good, their power is transient and their punishment certain; and that innocence, though oppressed by injustice, shall, supported by patience, finally triumph over misfortune!And, if the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it—the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Humble #Hands #Punishment

  • If the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it - the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded.
    -- Ann Radcliffe

    #Humble #Hands #Effort

  • I'm so humble it's crazy. I'm like the Kanye West of humility.
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Crazy #Humble #Humility

  • Humility was an important part of the way I grew up. And I found that to be less common when I moved to California. That's not to say humble people don't exist there, but ambition seems really important.
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Humble #Ambition #Humility

  • I was not really angry: I felt for him all the time, and longed to be reconciled; but I determined he should make the first advances, or at least show some signs of an humble and contrite spirit, first; for, if I began, it would only minister to his self-conceit, increase his arrogance, and quite destroy the lesson I wanted to give him.
    -- Anne Bronte

    #Humble #Self #Giving

  • I am very fond of the oyster shell. It is humble and awkward and ugly. It is slate-colored and unsymmetrical. Its form is not primarily beautiful but functional. I make fun of its knobbiness. Sometimes I resent its burdens and excrescences. But its tireless adaptability and tenacity draw my astonished admiration and sometimes even my tears. And it is comfortable in its familiarity, its homeliness, like old garden gloves when have molded themselves perfectly to the shape of the hand. I do not like to put it down. I will not want to leave it.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Beautiful #Fun #Humble

  • Yes, I am proud, and very humble too.
    -- Anne Sullivan Macy

    #Humble #Proud

  • No wonder, he thought, that the panhandle people were a godly lot, for they lived in sudden, violent atmospheres. Weather kept them humble.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Humble #Godly #Cowboy

  • Do we really want to travel in hermetically sealed popemobiles through the rural provinces of France, Mexico and the Far East, eating only in Hard Rock Cafes and McDonalds? Or do we want to eat without fear, tearing into the local stew, the humble taqueria's mystery meat, the sincerely offered gift of a lightly grilled fish head? I know what I want. I want it all. I want to try everything once.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Humble #Rocks

  • The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sign of the Cross.
    -- Anthony of Padua

    #Running #Jesus #Humble

  • One of the by-products of being a perfectionist and constantly trying to improve myself are sobering feelings of low-grade anxiety and a nagging sense of inadequacy This anxiety keeps me humble.
    -- Anthony S. Fauci

    #Humble #Anxiety #Feelings

  • The reputation is not essentially built by earning too much, learning too many things, achieving awards, bagging rewards or catapulting position to the hilt; but by unquestionably staying simple, humble , well grounded and doing nothing that makes own conscience to feel guilt.
    -- Anuj

    #Humble #Simple #Awards

  • For me, the essence of a medicine man's life is to be humble, to have great patience, to be close to the Earth, to live as simply as possible, and to never stop learning.
    -- Archie Fire Lame Deer

    #Humble #Men #Medicine

  • Is there no reconciliation of some ancient quarrel, no payment of some long outstanding debt, no courtesy or love or honor to be rendered to those to whom it has long been due; no charitable, humble, kind, useful deed, by which you can promote the glory of God, or good-will among men, or peace upon earth? If there be any such, I beseech you, in God's name, in Christ's name, go and do it.
    -- Arthur Penrhyn Stanley

    #Humble #Men #Names

  • That holy, humble, meek, modest, retiring Form, sometimes called the Spirit of Prayer, has been dragged from the closet, and so rudely handled by some of her professed friends, that she has not only lost all her wonted loveliness, but is now stalking the street, in some places, stark mad.
    -- Asahel Nettleton

    #Prayer #Humble #Mad

  • Steven Tyler is awesome. He is so humble. He's really sweet and coming from him and his career, it's amazing.
    -- Ashthon Jones

    #Sweet #Humble #Careers

  • What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.
    -- Augustus Hare

    #Heart #Humble #Hypocrite

  • In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of your own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give you a humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of people, or the iniquity of the times may rob you of other rewards.
    -- Babe Paley

    #Disappointment #Integrity #Humble

  • The larger the ego, the less the need for other egos around. The more modest, humble, and self-effacing we feel, the more we suffer from solitude, feeling ourselves inadequate company.
    -- Barbara Holland

    #Humble #Self #Ego

  • The proud think that their opinion alone is right. They cannot see the good points of others, as the humble do, and appreciate their opinions. That is why there is such disagreement, strife and quarrelling and even irrreconciliation in families and in other groups.
    -- Basilea Schlink

    #Humble #Thinking #Appreciate

  • Sometimes I may be totally arrogant, sometimes I may totally be the most humble guy you've ever met, sometimes I may be in between. But that's life. Who isn't like that? What's the big deal if I had an arrogant moment.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Humble #Guy #Arrogant

  • Do I like being thought of as attractive? I don’t know anyone on Earth who doesn’t, but I do find it funny. I look in a mirror and I see all the faults I’ve lived with for 35 years and yet people go kind of nuts for certain things about me. It’s not me being humble. I just think it’s weird.
    -- Benedict Cumberbatch

    #Humble #Thinking #Years

  • My dad and my mom had to sacrifice so much, and had to teach us and show us the way of going about things, how to be humble, all those things. They helped us stay on track for what we wanted to do.
    -- Bengie Molina

    #Mom #Dad #Humble

  • Alas, I know if I ever became truly humble, I would be proud of it.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Humble #Humility #Would Be

  • To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Humble #Be Humble #Courtesy

  • What will be the crown of those who, humble within and humiliated without, have imitated the humility of our Savior in all its fullness!
    -- Bernadette Soubirous

    #Faith #Inspiration #Humble

  • Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! To this small nook of earth; Feeling and fancy fondly cling, Round thoughts which owe their birth, To thee, and to the humble spot, Where chance has fixed thy lowly lot.
    -- Bernard Barton

    #Spring #Humble #Feelings

  • It makes me happy to encounter goodness, love of work, humane intelligence, and people no matter at what kind of job, be it ever so humble, or ever so exalted, who do it well and con amore.
    -- Bernard Berenson

    #Happiness #Jobs #Humble

  • Many of those who are humiliated are not humble. Some react to humiliation with anger, others with patience, and others with freedom. The first are culpable, the next harmless, the last just.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Humble #Lasts #Next

  • 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.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Humble #Humility #Lows

  • It takes a small town to keep you humble.
    -- Bess Streeter Aldrich

    #Humble #Towns #Small Town

  • We don't have to become big scholars, we don't have to become big supermen. We simply have to become a humble servant of Lord Krishna.
    -- Bhakti Charu Swami

    #Humble #Humility #Krishna

  • By only becoming aware of Krishna's greatness we can become aware of our minuteness. That's the way to become Humble.
    -- Bhakti Charu Swami

    #Humble #Humility #Greatness

  • The real wealth in Krishna Consciousness is Humility. We don't have to become a big devotee rather we have to become a Humble Devotee.
    -- Bhakti Charu Swami

    #Real #Humble #Humility

  • The marathon can humble you.
    -- Bill Rodgers

    #Running #Humble #Marathon

  • Jesus had a humble heart. If He abides in us, pride will never dominate our lives.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Jesus #Heart #Humble

  • The immediate, highest priority need, in my humble opinion, is that we build quickly the interim structures that can channel water away from population and businesses in the New Orleans area.
    -- Billy Tauzin

    #Humble #New Orleans #Water

  • Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Humble #Humility #Thinking

  • People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail.
    -- Bob Newhart

    #Humble #Views #People

  • Be humble. Be yourself.
    -- Bobby Green

    #Being Yourself #Humble #Mma

  • The deeper we grow in the Spirit of Jesus Christ, the poorer we become - the more we realize that everything in life is a gift. The tenor of our lives becomes one of humble and joyful thanksgiving. Awareness of our poverty and ineptitude causes us to rejoice in the gift of being called out of darkness into wondrous light and translated into the kingdom of God's beloved Son.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Jesus #Humble #Son

  • Be daring enough to be different, humble enough to make mistakes, wild enough to be burnt in the fire of love, real enough to make others see how phony you are.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Real #Mistake #Humble

  • I'd like to think, eight years ago, I was pretty humble and modest. But I think, with each year, you get more modest, more humble, more appreciative. The off the field tragedies put things in better perspective, but life happens to everybody, and I think we all just try to do the best we can.
    -- Brett Favre

    #Humble #Thinking #Eight

  • We must never underestimate our power to be wrong when talking about God, when thinking about God, when imagining God, whether in prose or in poetry. A generous orthodoxy, in contrast to the tense, narrow, or controlling orthodoxies of so much of Christian history, doesn't take itself too seriously. It is humble. It doesn't claim too much. It admits it walks with a limp.
    -- Brian D. McLaren

    #Christian #Humble #Thinking

  • One of the things that's happening to a lot of us is that there's this vision of the beauty of God that transports us and that takes us to a new depth and a new height. It's one of those things about beauty. You can't capture it in a word or a formula. When you get to that humble place where the beauty of God has overwhelmed you, I think it changes everything. You can say the same creed that you said before, but now it's not a creed that grasps God in the fist of the words, but it's a creed that points up to a beauty that's beyond anybody's grasp.
    -- Brian D. McLaren

    #Humble #Thinking #Vision

  • God as we ought to worship Him. God is Spirit, so we must worship Him in spirit and truth, that is, by a humble and true adoration of spirit in the depth and center of our souls.
    -- Brother Lawrence

    #Humble #Soul #Depth

  • It is possible for us to live in the very sense of the Lord's presence, under even the most difficult circumstances. If you and I are going to enjoy the peace of paradise during this life we must become accustomed to a familiar, humble, and very affectionate conversation with the Lord Jesus.
    -- Brother Lawrence

    #Jesus #Humble #Paradise

  • I come from very humble origins, so the last thing I would ever do is to look down my nose at people who can't afford to come here to my shop.
    -- Bruce Oldfield

    #Humble #People #Looks