|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Lowliness is the base of every virtue,|
And he who goes the lowest builds the safest.
BaileyFestus. Sc. Home.
|He saw a cottage with a double coach-house,|
A cottage of gentility!
And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin
Is pride that apes humility.
ColeridgeDevils Walk. Original title, Devils Thoughts. Written jointly by Coleridge and Southey.
| I am well aware that I am the umblest person going * * * let the other be where he may.|
DickensDavid Copperfield. Vol. I. Ch. XVI.
| Umble we are, umble we have been, umble we shall ever be.|
DickensDavid Copperfield. Vol. I. Ch. XVII.
|Parvum parva decent.|
Humble things become the humble.
HoraceEpistles. I. 7. 44.
|God hath sworn to lift on high|
Who sinks himself by true humility.
KebleMiscellaneous Poems. At Hookers Tomb.
| O be very sure|
That no man will learn anything at all,
Unless he first will learn humility.
Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)Vanini. L. 327.
|One may be humble out of pride.|
MontaigneOf Presumption. Bk. II. Ch. XVII.
|Fairest and best adorned is she|
Whose clothing is humility.
|Nearest the throne itself must be|
The footstool of humility.
|Humility, that low, sweet root,|
From which all heavenly virtues shoot.
MooreLoves of the Angels. Third Angels Story. St. 11.
|I was not born for Courts or great affairs;|
I pay my debts, believe, and say my prayrs.
PopePrologue to Satires. L. 268.
| Humility is to make a right estimate of ones 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.|
SpurgeonGleanings Among the Sheaves. Humility.
| The higher a man is in grace, the lower he will be in his own esteem.|
SpurgeonGleanings Among the Sheaves. The Right Estimate.
|Da locum melioribus.|
Give place to your betters.
TerencePhormio. III. 2. 37.