Monday, May 02, 2005

Humility Quotes

Petit-Senn Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.  ~Barry Switzer When science discovers the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to find they are not it.  ~Bernard Baily Blushing is the color of virtue.  ~Diogenes Glory is largely a theatrical concept.  There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.  ~Eric Hoffer, The True Believer, 1951 When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high.  ~Mary H. Waldrip With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.  ~Arthur Schopenhauer None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.  ~Benjamin Whichcote We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.  ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one.  ~Lord Chesterfield Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.  ~Peter Marshall Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can't live without him is even more deluded.  ~Hasidic Saying Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.  ~Dwight Morrow If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.  ~Welsh Proverb He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.  ~George Eliot (Marian Evans Cross), Adam Bede, 1859 I can't tell you if genius is hereditary, because heaven has granted me no offspring.  ~James McNeill Whistler You shouldn't gloat about anything you've done; you ought to keep going and find something better to do.  ~David Packard Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected.  ~William Safire Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates.  He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.  ~William Hazlitt Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.  ~Oliver Herford Modesty:  The art of encouraging people to find out for themselves how wonderful you are.  ~Source Unknown Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.


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