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Quotes on Humility – Hindu Scriptures – Gurus and Saints

Forsaking conceit, force, pride, lust, wrath and (superfluous) possessions; egoless and tranquil at heart, one becomes worthy of becoming one with Brahman. (Bhagavad Gita, 18.53)

Mastery over the senses is the source of humility; from humility flow all noble qualities. True nobility wins human hearts; and people’s love is the fount of felicity. (Bharavi)

Be not proud, says Kabir, of your mansion high and tall; death will lay you down to ground and grass will grow over all. (Kabir)

There are two signs of knowledge: first, absence of pride, and second, a peaceful nature. (Sri Ramakrishna)

Humility is a great aid to self-improvement. Sri Ramakrishna used to say, Water accumulates in a low place, whereas it flows down from a high mound.. All virtues come to a humble person. (Swami Turiyananda)

Humility and pleasant words are the jewels that adorn a man; there are none other. (Thirukkural)

Whether one is educated or illiterate, one must have humility. (Sathya Sai Baba)

Ego is like a salt. It is necessary for taste, but repulsive if used in excess. Make humility sit on the throne of Ego. It produces dignity and decorum and results in success. (Kautilya)

Observing what is wrong, if done with humility can point the way towards something right. (Dadi Janki of Brahmakumaris)

Prayer means humility. Peace is an experience that fills all aspects of our life when we bow down to the whole of creation with humility. (Mata Amritanandamayi )

I am (Bhagavan Sri Krishna) is always present wherever the Brahman, truthfulness, self-control, purity, dharma, humility, prosperity, fortitude and forgiveness exist. (Mahabharata)