Quotes on Humility

“Humility is not a sign of cowardice. Humility does not mean false modesty. Humility is true divinity. It is the inner being that sustains, supports, guides, moulds and shapes us, but it does so with all humility.”

– Sri Chinmoy [1. Sri Chinmoy, Life-Tree-Leaves, Agni Press, 1974. ]

“My humility does not mean that I want the world to ignore me. That is no humility. My humility wants that I should neither veil my ignorance nor make a parade of my knowledge. To be violently dissatisfied with oneself and curse one’s fate is not the sign of humility. The true signs of humility are one’s constant aspiration and one’s inner cry for more peace, light and bliss.”

– Sri Chinmoy [1. Sri Chinmoy, Meditations: Food For The Soul, Agni Press, 1970. ]

Humility is not humiliation.
Just as a tree is not humiliated
When it bows down
To offer its fruits,
Even so by showing humility
We offer the best in ourselves
To humanity.

– Sri Chinmoy [1. Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 69, Agni Press, 1983. ]

“My humility is not the abstinence from self-love. I love myself. I really do. I love myself because in me the highest Divinity proudly breathes.”

– Sri Chinmoy [1. Sri Chinmoy, Songs Of The Soul, Agni Press, 1971. ]

” true humility is man’s true dignity: God’s divine pride. We say “humility” and God says “God’s divine pride” which is expressed not like the human pride of arrogance. No, God’s divine pride is in everyone, in everything, and that divine pride you get only from humility.”

– Sri Chinmoy [1. Sri Chinmoy, Earth’s Cry Meets Heaven’s Smile, Part 3, Agni Press, 1978. ]

“Humility is the capacity
That expands.
Humility is the capacity
That dives deep within.
Humility is the capacity
That flies high, higher, highest.”

– Sri Chinmoy [1. Sri Chinmoy, Ten Thousand Flower-Flames, Part 32, Agni Press, 1982. ]


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