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Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

Spoil not an act of kindness by speaking of it.

To learn requires a sense of humility.

What makes masters is that they think like beginners.

Your thinking creates your world. Your performance causes your impact. And your devotion to learning shapes the depht of your legacy.

Life teaches us through errors. When we accept the lesson from our mistake with humility and gratitude, we grow that much more.

A scientist is never certain. We absolutely must leave room for doubt or there is no progress and there is no learning.

There is no learning without having to pose a question. And a question requires doubt.

To negate the ego you must adopt a kind of humility toward knowledge.

If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them.

To become servant leaders, executives need to take three steps: building relationships of trust, setting up win-win performance agreements, and then being a source of help.

Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.

Leaders must be willing to put the ship's performance ahead of their egos.

Branding requires accountability. To build a great personal brand , you must take on the risk of being publicly wrong.

Steve Jobs had a remarkable knack for letting go of things that didn't work. If you were in an argument with him, and you convinced him that you were right, he would instantly change his mind. He didn't hold on to an idea because he had once believed it to be brilliant. His ego didn't attach to the suggestions he made, even as he threw his full weight behind them.

Pride can make a leader a loser. Humility is freedom from that destructive attitude.

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.

To the extent we behave with humility, to that extent good will result.

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.

Learning. To believe you are magnificent. And gradually to discover that you are not magnificent. Enough labor for one human life.

If you don't look back on yourself and think, Wow how stupid I was a year ago, then you must not have learned much in the last year.

If you're going to reach your highest potential, you have to humble yourself and do things you don't understand. It takes humility to be the bigger person.

Humility is the first step towards learning. You can't learn until you are humble enough to realize there is something for you to learn.

Successful people ask questions. They seek new teachers. They're always learning.

There is nothing wrong with appearing to be a fool, if what you are doing is in fact intelligent.

Fight your own pride and ego and be open-minded and always learning new techniques, new things from anyone.

No learning without humility. No growth without pain. No reward without risk. No change without loss. Embrace. Endure.

An intelligent person is never afraid or ashamed to find errors in their understanding of things.

The moment I learned a lot, I realized how little I knew.

It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles.

Will you be willing to push really hard? Will you try again? And again? Will you give more than you take?

Success doesn't matter if you can't keep your humility.

Let your work speak for you, and then just keep working.

Intellectual humility is a critical trait for would-be founders, perhaps for anyone really ambitious.

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.

Don't confuse humility with meekness. Humility is being open to the ideas of others.

Leadership is not a popularity contest. it's about leaving your ego at the door. The name of the game is to lead without a title.

Great leaders don't need to act tough. Their confidence and humility serve to underscore their toughness.

Humility must accompany all our actions, must be with us everywhere; for as soon as we glory in our good works they are of no further value to our advancement in virtue.

There are four dimensions to character: authenticity, self-management, humility, and courage.

Nobody likes working with a leader who is full of himself and works only for his own benefit. People want to work with a leader who displays humility.

Great leaders are great listeners, who know their best asset is the people they work with.

Humble people can do great things with uncommon perfection because they are no longer concerned about their own interests and their own reputation, and therefore they no longer need to waste their efforts in defending them.

I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I don't mean by humility, doubt of his power. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not of them, but through them.

You cannot solve a problem with the same brain that caused the problem; first you must change your mindset.

Making mistakes isn't enough to become great. You must also admit the mistake, and then learn how to turn that mistake into an advantage.

When in trouble, be humble, write down the mistakes you've made and why you made them, and then seek help from successful people in those fields.

Experience gained in mastering one domain will be valuable in mastering another, if you can retain the humility that allows you to tolerate being a beginner.

A lot of people think that to be a motherfucker is to be a person who is the dominant figure. But I actually think that true motherfuckerhood ... really has to do with being humble.

In humility and honesty you'll find pain, envy and fear but you'll also find strength, beauty and truth.

True humility is when you can surprise yourself more than others; the rest is either shyness or good marketing.

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually the most ambitious and envious.

Humility is a strange thing. The minute you think you've got it, you've lost it.

There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.

All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.

Confidence is important but ego is something false. Humility is the way to build confidence.

Realize that you are simultaneously everything and nothing - and decide what you want to be.

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.

Humility is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve; nothing dies harder than the desire to think well of oneself.

You must be humble, but never modest.

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins.

The truth is a trap: you cannot get it without it getting you; you cannot get the truth by capturing it, only by its capturing you.

The measure of who we are is how we react to something that does not go our way.

You are going to die.

Often the problem turns out to be you.

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves.

I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.

It is the desire for success that prevents humility; and without humility how can there be understanding?

I've done what I could, let those who can do better.

The point is urgency. Appreciation. Humility. The present moment.

Reminding ourselves each day that we will die, helps us treat our time as a gift.

Humility consists in not esteeming ourselves above other men, and in not seeking to be esteemed above them.

People speak well of the man who does not speak too much of himself.

Humility is recognition of personal insufficiency and the willingness to learn. To learn is to die voluntarily and be born again, in great ways and small.

I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do.

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

Audacity gets you to shoot for big goals and humility gives you the open-mindedness to take in the best thinking available to you to get you to those goals.

Humility is clearer-eyed than ego ” and that's important because humility always works harder than ego.

The faculty to think objectively is reason; the emotional attitude behind reason is that of humility.

We're all the stars of our own movies, but cutting back on the number of Do you know who I am? thoughts made my life infinitely smoother.

My opponent is my teacher. My ego is my enemy.

It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.

We can't bring anything to us unless we are grateful for what we already have.

Humility requires discipline of the tongue.

Be like the bamboo the higher you grow the deeper you bow.

Everyone praises their own work , no matter how inferior it is.

Self-praise is no recommendation.

To a person who has true humility, words are vows.

Even if you believe you are right, consider the possibility that you could be wrong.

No one may pride himself at being more than an individual, and no one despondently think that he is not an individual.

We have to allow ourselves to realize that we are complete fools; otherwise, we have nowhere to begin.

Some ask if lowering one's pride is conceding defeat. I think not. Humility is a sign of inner strength and wisdom.

Pride is concerned with who is right while humility is concerned with what is right.

Humility, like gratitude, is not so much a technique as it is a way of life.

The less people speak of their greatness, the more we think of it.

You won't learn if you think you already know everything.

If you stay humble, you stay open. If you stay open, you keep learning. If you keep learning, it means you are growing. It means you're living.

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service and character.

My desire for knowledge is intermittent, but my desire to bathe my head in atmospheres unknown to my feet is perennial and constant.

Thank you - two words that have the most unfathomable power to transform your life. Say thank you to everyone you meet today.

Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised.

In essence, you are neither inferior nor superior to anyone. True self-esteem and true humility arise out of that realization. In the eyes of the ego, self-esteem and humility are contradictory. In truth, they are one and the same.

Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.

We have to humble ourselves and the way you do that is by serving other people.

Being humble takes more courage than hauling arrogance.

The humblest is the greatest. To display humility isn't weak. It's strong and sure and brave.

Humbleness is a sign of bigness - never weakness.

Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.

Humility and simplicity help us better than anything else to acquire the right frame of mind to grow towards perfection.

Selflessness is humility. Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free.

There is something in humility which, strangely enough, exalts the heart, and something in pride which debases it.

True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know.

He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.

Be smart, but never show it.

The first product of self-knowledge is humility.

If humility does not precede all that we do, our efforts are fruitless.

Minimizing your achievements doesn't do anyone any good. Own your success.

Don't build a wall of lies around yourself. Have the honesty and courage to accept your vulnerability and you'll flow through life.

It's much easier on the emotions when one sees life as an experiment rather than a struggle for popularity.

The challenges we face in life can often be our greatest gifts with the right perspective.

Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It's also a powerful motivator.

You are very smart and have a lot of knowledge, but don't let that knowledge hold you back.

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate, and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.

Look closely at your life: you have received and continue to receive so much each and every day.

Happiness is the shortcut to anything you want in your life. If you can just manage to feel and be happy now, the rest will come.

Humility isn't denying your strengths; it's being honest about your weaknesses.

Humility is the foundation for every good attitude.

Life is full of troubles. Endure them well.

Compassion is one of the purest springs of love.

Loving and caring for someone shows humility, but most of all, strength.

Meekness and humility are two of the most beautiful aspects of love.

Giving a compliment doesn't cost anything. It's just one great way to encourage those around you today.

Humility is throwing oneself away in complete concentration on something or someone else.

Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have , so to speak , pawned a part of their narcissism.

Self-reflection starts with humility. It's the way we begin to get better and strengthen each and every relationship.

Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling.

The healing is in the humility. Not in getting even or holding a grudge.

The obedience is what brings the blessing. The way to be obedient is to walk in humility.

You don't have to tell people what they're doing wrong. They already know. Just love them. Let your life be your message.

Don't put yourself down just to avoid criticism, to please others, or to show your kindness. The world needs light, not mediocrity.

When you wake up to the new day today, before you move, before you do a single thing, say the magic words, thank you.

Gratitude eliminates fear, worry, grief, and depression, and brings happiness, kindness, compassion, understanding, and peace of mind.

Every time you feel grateful you are giving love, and whatever you give, you receive.

Treat yourself with love and respect, and you will attract people who show you love and respect.

Love, is the honoring of others in a way that grants them the grace of their own autonomy and allows mutual discovery.

If we could see the whole truth of any situation, our only response would be one of compassion.

To lead the people, walk behind them.

The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility.

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

Perfection is impossible without humility. Why should I strive for perfection, if I am already good enough?

Humility, that low, sweet root, from which all heavenly virtues shoot.

If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.

Sometimes you have to lose something to gain something better. A door has to shut before a new door can open.

Don't seek praise. Let your effort speak for itself.

Humility is the proper estimate of oneself.

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame.

The young want massive confidence. The wise avoid it.

There's no need to show off when you know who you are.

Humility will open more doors than arrogance ever will.

Mastery begins with humility.

Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them.

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

To learn which questions are unanswerable, and not to answer them: this skill is most needful in times of stress and darkness.

If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion.

Humility of heart is the first step to salvation.

Without patience, there can be no genius.

When we stop taking risks, we stop living life.

Failure is fuel for success. If you choose so.

If pain doesn't lead to humility, you have wasted your suffering.

Any kind of encounter with adversity or limitation, at any age, can serve as the crucible for forging the attitude of fearlessness.

The more I see of the world and the more people I meet, the less certain I become about who I am and what sense there is to life.

A humble man is not afraid of failure. In fact, he is not afraid of anything, even himself.

As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don't think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, I'm probably no better than you, but I'm certainly your equal.

Humility is not one virtue among others, but an attitude by which we stand on the ground alongside things. From this position we can be reconciled with all things and begin a truly cosmic democracy.

When you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.

Love, being dependent on the relative absence of narcissism, requires the development of humility, objectivity and reason.

To be humble is to be great. To be loving is to become heroic.

Only humility knows how to appreciate and admire the good qualities of others.

Pride hopes to impress; humility seeks to bless.

The proud man can learn humility, but he will be proud of it.

Arrogance is the easiest and most futile way to feel good about yourself because you feel superior to others. Humility is the hardest but surest way to feel good about yourself because it shows care for others. By caring for others, you care for yourself.

Humility is the key to growth. If you think you know it all you're wrong and will be forever stuck where you are. Confidence, not arrogance, is what we should all be after.

Success leads to the greatest failure, which is pride. Failure leads to the greatest success, which is humility and learning.

Ego clouds the mind precisely when it needs to be clear.

Ego is the enemy.

The arrogant make fun of others.The humble make fun of themselves.

Pride makes us more certain and closed-minded than we should be.

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

People that put themselves above others will fall longer and harder.

Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.

There are two things that men should never weary of, goodness and humility; we get none too much of them in this rough world among cold, proud people.

Ego is hugely dangerous in this sport, because if you're running on ego you aren't running on good clean emotions or cause and effect. You bypass it to support a false idea. It's all garbage, the ego is garbage.

The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem.

Ego says 'I can do no wrong', whereas confidence says I can get this right. Confidence says I'm valuable while ego says I'm invaluable.

Don't let pride hold you back. The new beginning is in your humility.

You can have no greater sign of confirmed pride than when you think you are humble enough.

Throughout my life I've observed how important it is to cast off all forms of arrogance and cultivate humility.

Whether you have a Maruti or a BMW, the road remains the same. Whether you travel economy class or business, your destination doesn't change. Whether you have a Titan or a Rolex, the time is the same. There is nothing wrong in dreaming a luxurious life. What needs to be taken care of is not let need become greed. Because needs can always be met, but greed can never be fulfilled.

Hold back your mind from pride, for pride comes only from ignorance. The man who does not know thinks that he is great, that he has done this or that great thing; the wise man knows that only God is great, that all good work is done by God alone.

Humility is a call to see our common-ness, our humanity, indeed, a clarion call to give up the selfishness at the root of all sin. Humility, understood in terms we have been considering, may well be the 'cure' for the alienation of our age.

Egotism sucks us down like the law of gravity.

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.

Never make this mistake of thinking that you elevate yourself by humiliating people.

There is nothing more intoxicating than victory, and nothing more dangerous.

No one reaches the kingdom of Heaven except by humility.

Better to give than to receive.

Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

No one is respected unless he is humble; arrogant people are on the way to ruin.

Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

If you are wise and understand God's ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom.

Don't be misled ” you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.

It is that habitual quality whereby we live in the truth of things: the truth that we are creatures and not the Creator... the truth that in our littleness we have been given extravagant dignity.

A truly humble person doesn't engage in self-depreciation - they appreciate all their amazing talents and abilities and recognize they are gifts from God.

The more humble and obedient to God a man is, the more wise and at peace he will be in all that he does.

God gives us things to share, God doesn't give us things to hold.

I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master.

Jealousy says, God, you owe me.

Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble.

The person who has gained a strong opinion is not free.

In perfect humility all selfishness disappears and your soul no longer lives for itself or in itself for God: and it is lost and submerged in Him and transformed into Him.

Humility is the key to wonder. As humility grows, wonder deepens. You will see yourself as a temporary expression of God's infinite and timeless unfolding. Aware of your impermanence, you become brother and sister to all life. You realize the common fate of all beings and find in that realization a compassion that embraces all beings.

Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

To learn, go in the uncomfortable zone. To go in this zone, you must be willing to fail. To fail and try again, you must be indifferent to failing.

The barrier during self-improvement is not so much that we hate learning, rather we hate being taught. To learn entails that the knowledge was achieved on one's own accord - it feels great - but to be taught often leaves a feeling of inferiority. Thus it takes a bit of determination and a lot of humility in order for one to fully develop.

With too much pride a man cannot learn a thing. In and of itself, learning teaches you how foolish you are.

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages.

Learning is the very essence of humility, learning from everything and from everybody. There is no hierarchy in learning.

It is an attitude of great hubris to be unwilling to learn. It shows that you think you already know what you need to know. An eagerness to learn from anyone and everyone signifies humility and intelligence.

Humility is the doorway to truth and clarity of objectives... it's the doorway to learning.

Grateful yet ambitious. Wordly yet wise. Strong yet loving.

Pride is the problem, humility is the answer.

We are all stumblers, and the beauty and meaning of life are in the stumbling.

Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.

Perhaps wisdom...is realizing how small I am, and unwise, and how far I have yet to go.

The best of people is the one who humbles himself the more his rank increases.

Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.

In reality, humility means nothing other than complete honesty about yourself.

People search for certainty. But there is no certainty.

To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.

Humility is the surest sign of strength.

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.

Humility is the key to moral excellence. It is the noblest quality a person can possess. It is the mother of all possibilities.

True humility does not know that it is humble. If it did, it would be proud from the contemplation of so fine a virtue.

Humility is the greatest quality that a man can have, and arrogance is undoubtedly the worst.

Humility is the essence of love and intelligence; it is not an achievement.

Humility is the most beautiful virtue that we can develop.

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.

Nobody has ever expected me to be president. In my poor, lean lank face nobody has ever seen that any cabbages were sprouting.

These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one's self. To mind one's own business. Not to want to manage other people's affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one's dignity. To choose always the hardest.

What are the things that you can't see that are important? I would say justice, truth, humility, service, compassion, love. You can't see any of those, but they're the guiding lights of a life.

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

Who is more humble? The scientist who looks at the universe with an open mind and accepts whatever the universe has to teach us, or somebody who says everything in this book must be considered the literal truth and never mind the fallibility of all the human beings involved?

I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

If you're not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you.

I truly believe we are all equal as human beings.

I hear my friends and my mom tell me I'm special, but honestly, I still don't get it.

Humility, like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.

The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility, service and love.

Accept everything which happens, even if it seem disagreeable, because it leads to this, the health of the universe.

A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.

Blushing is the color of virtue.

It takes a big person to do something small.

For me, someone who brags is a red flag.

Humility is absolutely necessary for true learning.

Never curse a fall. The ground is where humility lives.

Without humility there can be no humanity.

Humility is not a trait I often associate with America.

The greatest patience is humility.

Work hard, stay humble.

Arrogance repels. Humility inspires.

Humility wins. Love conquers.

Greatness loves gratitude.

Modesty is a lubricant for unpleasant intrusions.

He who tries to shine dims his own light.

If I only had a little humility, I'd be perfect.

Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.

There is beauty and humility in imperfection.

Be humble, hungry and the hardest worker in the room.

Think good thoughts. Speak good words. Take good actions.

Amateurs put blinders and miss opportunities. Professionals stay humble and learn the lessons.

Stand in utter humility at the sight of your true potential for mastery.

In humility is the greatest freedom. As long as you have to defend the imaginary self that you think is important, you lose your peace of heart.

The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion is humility.

Real genius is nothing else but the supernatural virtue of humility in the domain of thought.

The struggles we endure today will be the 'good old days' we laugh about tomorrow.

Do you wish to be great? Then begin by being. Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric? Think first about the foundations of humility. The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.

Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go so much further and open doors you cannot imagine.

Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.

Stay true in the dark and humble in the spotlight.

On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.

I have nothing to declare except my genius.

Chickens don't praise their own soup.

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

If I had to name my greatest strength, I guess it would be my humility. Greatest weakness, it's possible that I'm a little too awesome.

There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us.

Just remember, when someone has an accent, it means that he knows one more language than you do.

Who knows himself a braggart, let him fear this, for it will come to pass that every braggart shall be found an ass.

I want to establish that I'm a dumb sh*t who doesn't know much relative to what I need to know.

Whenever the world throws rose petals at you, which thrill and seduce the ego, beware. The cosmic banana peel is suddenly going to appear underfoot to make sure you don't take it all too seriously, that you don't fill up on junk food.

I don't want to see you. I don't like you. I don't like your face. You look like an insufferable egotist. You're impertinent. You're too sure of yourself.

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.

If your sentence starts with I could be wrong, it's a good sign you should shut your mouth or ask a question.

I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.

Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.

Don't talk about yourself; it will be done when you leave.

Even when it speaks, humility listens.

There is no birth of consciousness without pain.

Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness and do you admit it?

The soft overcomes the hard. The slow overcomes the fast.

The greatest wisdom consists in knowing one's own follies.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

To live free is to live in humility: you don't pretend, you don't show off. You are simply you.

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

There is something in humility which strangely exalts the heart.