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Quotations by Subject: Humility
(Related Subjects: Conceit, Perfection)
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He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
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Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
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Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
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Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC), The Confucian Analects
Modesty is the citadel of beauty.
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Demades
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
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Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964), As quoted in The Observer (30 April 1950)
Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
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Fran Lebowitz (1950 - ), Metropolitan Life, 1978
Life is a long lesson in humility.
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James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937)
The loss of one's dignified bearing is often sudden.
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Jerry Van Amerongen, Ballard Street, 09-02-06
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
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Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)
In America, they want you to accomplish these great feats, to pull off these David Copperfield-type stunts. You want me to be great, but you don't ever want me to say I'm great?
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Kanye West, Rolling Stone, 2006
You couldn't be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you'd been abused into affecting public humility.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign, 1999
Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
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Madam Guizot
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
I am no more humble than my talents require.
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Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)
If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.
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Ted Turner
It well becomes a young man to be modest.
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Titus Maccius Plautus (254 BC - 184 BC)
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
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