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Funny Humility Quotes
Funny Quotes about Humility

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Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance
and hypocritical humility.
I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I feel coming on a strange disease - humility.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Real excellence and humility are
not incompatible one with the other,
on the contrary they are twin sisters.
- Jean Baptiste Lacordaire

We come nearest to the great
when we are great in humility.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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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.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

Humility must always be the portion of any man
who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers
and the sacrifices of his friends.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


 

Life is a long lesson in humility.
- James M. Barrie

And when our baby stirs and struggles to be born
it compels humility: what we began is now its own.
- Margaret Mead

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Hey, Marge. Isn't it great being married
to someone who's recklessly impulsive?
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
- Lewis Carroll

I love to shop after a bad relationship.
I don't know. I buy a new outfit
and it makes me feel better. It just does.
Sometimes I see a really great outfit,
I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives
as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

People who think they know everything
are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
- Isaac Asimov

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
- John Lennon

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Regrets and resentments cause great suffering but fix nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
- Albert Einstein

I am a firm believer in the people.
If given the truth, they can be depended upon
to meet any national crisis.
The great point is to bring them the real facts.
- Abraham Lincoln

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

A Great Relationship is the Dance of Two Great Lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Most people say that is it is the intellect
which makes a great scientist.
They are wrong: it is character.
- Albert Einstein

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay


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