15 Great Quotes To Teach Kids About Humility

By InspireMyKids

Humility is one of the most important values you can help your kids develop. It makes them a better person, student and teammate.

Let them know it is good to be confident in themselves and always strive to be the best they can be, yet, truly successful people strive not only to be their best, but to be great in how they treat others and celebrate their talents.

Teach your children that humility is about being modest, respectful and putting others before yourself.  It is not calling attention to yourself or being rude. It is about gratitude and good sportsmanship, and applies to every aspect of life.

Let them know that it is about being courteous and saying “please” and “thank you” all the time, not occasionally. It is about being able to apologize to others even if you are just slightly in the wrong.  It is also about listening and being open to learning from others. Being humble is recognizing that everyone has different strengths and paying complements to other people.

Here are some great quotes to teach your children about humility:

  • “A great man is always willing to be little.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Being humble means that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.” – Gordon B. Hinckley
  • “Pride is concerned with WHO is right.  Humility is concerned with WHAT is right.” – Ezra Taft Benson
  • “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.” – Michel de Montaigne
  • “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Every person that you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  • “Without humility, there can be no humanity.” – John Buchan
  • “It is always the secure who are humble.” – G.K. Chesterton
  • “A true genius admits that he/she knows nothing.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Life is a long lesson in humility.” – J.M. Barrie
  • “You shouldn’t gloat about anything you’ve done; you ought to keep going and find something better to do.” – David Packard
  • “None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.” – Benjamin Whichcote
  • “Self-praise is for losers. Be a winner. Stand for something. Always have class, and be humble.” – John Madden
  • Build me a son who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.” – Douglas MacArthur
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