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

Saint Augustine (354-430) Theologian.

Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

If you are right, take the humble side -- you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side -- and you will help yourself.

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One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832) German poet, novelist and dramatist.

Humility is often a false front we employ to gain power over others.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.


He that humbleth himself wishes to be exalted.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) German-Swiss philosopher and writer.

If you would have people speak well of you, then do not speak well of yourself.

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.

Too much humility is pride.

German proverb

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.

John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.