Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
It is always the secure who are humble.
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.
The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.
To be humble to superiors is a duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself.
When science discovers the center of the universe a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.
Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.
A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed.
Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
In all that surrounds him the egotist sees only the frame of his own portrait.
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
To have a thing is little, if you're not allowed to show it, to know a thing, is nothing unless others know you know it.
True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
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