Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
Don’t be humble… you’re not that great.
The lark that shuns on lofty boughs to build, Her humble nest, lies silent in the field.
One may be humble out of pride.
To God be humble, to thy friend be kind, and with thy neighbors gladly lend and borrow; His chance tonight, it maybe thine tomorrow.
To the proud, the applause of the world rings in their ears; to the humble, the applause of heaven warms their hearts.
Remember the rights of the savage, as we call him. Remember that the happiness of his humble home, remember that the sanctity of life in the hill villages of Afghanistan, among the winter snows, is as inviolable in the eye of Almighty God, as can be your own.
Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom.
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
I set forth a humble and inglorious life; that does not matter. You can tie up all moral philosophy with a common and private life just as well as with a life of richer stuff. Each man bears the entire form of man’s estate.