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Humility Quotes – 49 Inspirational Sayings About Frugality

Are you looking for effective quotes about modesty? Then you've come to the right place! Our society is fast-paced and greedy. We want everything - once we have it, we want even more. This attitude is a major reason for many of the biggest environmental problems of our time. Of course, the human virtue of modesty is lost through this greed. The virtue of simply being content with what we have. Sometimes all it takes is a few inspiring sayings to understand the value that such frugality holds for us.

In this article, I would therefore like to share my favorite humility quotes with you. Just let them inspire you and feel free to pass on your insights to other people.

My please: Keep in mind that many of the quotes about modesty have been translated into English from other languages. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them before you share them. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

The best 49 quotes and sayings about modesty and frugality

If all people want to have more and more, this is only at the expense of natural resources possible. The more "consumerist" we are, the greater the pressure on our planet. Modesty is the key to reducing the burden on our planet and to personal satisfaction. Be it frugality, thriftiness or false modesty. Here you will find the most valuable quotes that fit the bill. Have fun!

Modesty quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Modesty is the beginning of all reason." (Ludwig Anzengruber)
  2. "You are not sovereign if you have a lot, but need little." (Nico Paech)
  3. "Just as one must not receive, so must one not possess anything which one does not really need." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  4. "A modest man is usually admired - if people ever hear of him." (Edgar Watson Howe)
  5. "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence." (Aristotle)
  6. "After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser." (Benjamin Franklin)
  7. "He is not poor who has enough of things to use." (Horace)
  8. "Out of moderation a pure happiness springs." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  9. "Greed is always the result of an inner void." (Erich Fromm)
  10. "An insolent man can look modest if he wants to, but no modest man can look insolent." (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)

Modesty quotes 11 - 20

  1. "Humble can only be those who have enough self-confidence." (Gabriel Laub)
  2. "The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not everyone's greed." (Mahatma Gandhi)
  3. "Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little." (Epicurus of Samos)
  4. "He who wants something great must know how to limit himself; he, on the other hand, who wants everything, in fact wants nothing and gets nowhere." (Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel)
  5. "Humility should be the foundation of any scientific discipline." (Franz Kern)
  6. "Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit." (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
  7. "If you wish to test the humility of the humble, do not inquire whether he spurns applause, but whether he endures rebuke." (Franz Grillparzer)
  8. "Think not so much of what you lack as of what you have." (Marcus Aurelius)
  9. "Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures." (Lao Tzu)
  10. "Who is not satisfied with what he has, would not be satisfied with what he would like to have." (Berthold Auerbach)

Modesty quotes 21 - 30

  1. "The inglorious are certainly right when they preach modesty. It becomes so easy for them to practise this virtue." (Heinrich Heine)
  2. "Where else are two things so opposite and yet so closely related, so dissimilar and yet so often barely distinguishable from one another as modesty and pride?" (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  3. "Money only appeals to selfishness and always tempts its owners irresistibly to abuse it." (Albert Einstein)
  4. "If you're happy, you shouldn't want to be even happier." (Theodor Fontane)
  5. "You have to spoon up successes slowly or you'll choke on them." (Erika Pluhar)
  6. "With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy." (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  7. "Modesty is demanded of merit; but those who immodestly belittle merit are listened to with pleasure." (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  8. "Even the most humble man thinks more highly of himself than his best friend thinks of him." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  9. "The greatest fruit of self-sufficiency is freedom." (Epicurus of Samos)
  10. "It is the privilege of the gods to want nothing, and of godlike men to want little." (Diogenes of Sinope)

Tip: Being humble also means being grateful. So feel free to check out other inspiring Quotes about gratitude an.

Modesty Quotes 31 - 40

  1. "All great men are humble." (Gotthold Ephraim Lessing)
  2. "To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  3. "Modesty sustains itself from what it does not have." (Elfriede Hablé)
  4. "It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor." (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
  5. "If each individual stops accumulating possessions, then all will have enough." (Francis of Assisi)
  6. "He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little." (Horace)
  7. "The awareness of our own strength makes us modest." (Paul Cézanne)
  8. "Modesty is to merit, what shade is to figures in a picture; it gives it strength and makes it stand out." (Jean de La Bruyère)
  9. "Man can settle better in a small cottage than in a huge castle." (Leo Tolstoy)
  10. "Modesty is a virtue that is valued above all in others." (François de La Rochefoucauld)

Modesty Quotes 41 - 49

  1. "Humility is less underestimation of ourselves than esteem for others. The humble is the reverent." (Hans Margolius)
  2. "Of lies, false modesty is the most decent." (Nicolas Chamfort)
  3. "Food comes first and then morality." (Bertolt Brecht)
  4. "Thrift is of great revenue." (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
  5. "He has his mouth too full to say thank you." (Wilhelm Busch)
  6. "We seldom think of what we have, but always of what we lack." (Arthur Schopenhauer)
  7. "Conquer, but don't triumph." (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
  8. "Anyone who feels too big to fulfill small tasks is too small to be entrusted with big tasks." (Jacques Tati)
  9. "If you live for having it all, what you have is never enough." (Vicki Robin)

Can you think of any other modesty quotes and sayings about frugality? Then share your favorite sayings in the comments!

Use quotes about modesty for a happier everyday life

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It is incredibly relieving when your own actions are not always geared towards expanding your possessions and capital, but you are content with what you already have. The quotes about modesty help you to focus on what you have - and think less about what you could have.

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Do you have any questions or can you think of any other effective sayings about modesty and thriftiness? Then simply write me a comment.

Stay modest,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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