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Samuel Taylor Coleridge
English poet and critic 1772-1834+1
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin is pride that apes humility.
Frank Lloyd Wright
American architect 1869-1959+1
Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasions to change.
English naturalist 1627-1705+1
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.
Indian mystic and poet 1861-1941+1
We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.
American Author, Critic 1944-0
'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
...human beings have religious needs. They have a need for a feeling of certitude in their minds about things they cannot control and they do not fully understand, and with humility, they admit they do not understand...Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
C. S. Lewis
Irish novelist and poet 1898-19630
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
American stand-up comedian and actor 1931-0
By these things examine thyself. By whose rules am I acting; in whose name; in whose strength; in whose glory? What faith, humility, self-denial, and love of God and to man have there been in all my actions?
Russian writer 1828-19100
Christianity, with its doctrine of humility, of forgiveness, of love, is incompatible with the state, with its haughtiness, its violence, its punishment and its wars.
Robert M. Lindner
American author and psychologist 1914-19560
Conformity, humility, acceptance... with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise.
St. Augustine of Hippo
Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-4300
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Frank Lloyd Wright
American architect 1869-19590
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change
American businessman 1954-0
Humility is born of the spirit, humiliation of the ego.
William S. Burroughs
American writer and artist 1914-19970
Humility is indeed beatness, a compulsory virtue that no one exhibits unless he has to.
American journalist 1951-0
Humility is no substitute for a good personality.