Quotes of Diffidence

“ Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self. ”

- Charles Spurgeon

“ If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe. ”

- Abraham Lincoln

“ Before honor is humility. ”

- The Holy Bible

“ If I only had a little humility I would be perfect. ”

- Ted Turner

“ If I had any humility I would be perfect. ”

- Ted Turner

“ Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise. ”

- Unknown

“ Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self. It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought, though it might rather puzzle him to do that. ”

- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“ It is always the secure who are humble. ”

- G.K. Chesterton

“ In humility imitate Jesus and Socrates. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ If I only had a little humility, I would be perfect. ”

- Ted Turner

“ Before honor is humility. ”

- Bible

“ There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person. ”

- Jane Austen

“ Modesty is the conscience of the body. ”

- Honore de Balzac

“ Without humility there can be no humanity. ”

- John Buchan

“ Humility is the only true wisdom by which we prepare our minds for all the possible changes of life. ”

- George Arliss
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