No Matter How You Say It: Humility

by | Mar 26, 2023 | No Matter How You Say It | 0 comments

In Other Languages

Spanish – humildad

French – humilité

German – Demut

Italian –umiltà

Swedish – ödmjukhet

Welsh – gostyngeiddrwydd

Portugese – humildade


Word Origin

Humility comes from Latin’s  humilis “lowly, humble,” literally “on the ground,” from humus “earth.

Can you see how being humble is being grounded?

from Online Etymology Dictionary 

Sign Language



Can you see how arrogant is acting above and humble is going low?

Humility Idioms

  • Be a drop in the bucket
  • Be a good listener
  • Be a good sport
  • Be a pebble in the ocean
  • Be a servant leader
  • Be approachable
  • Be down-to-earth
  • Be easygoing
  • Be grounded
  • Be humble in victory and gracious in defeat
  • Be like a flower
  • Be like a river
  • Be like a tree
  • Be like a well
  • Be modest
  • Be open-minded
  • Be self-effacing
  • Be teachable
  • Be unassuming
  • Be willing to learn
  • Don’t let it get to your head
  • Eat humble pie
  • Hat in hand
  • Humble abode
  • IMHO (in my humble opinion)
  • Keep a low profile
  • Keep your feet on the ground
  • Know your place
  • Live a simple life
  • Meek as a lamb
  • Not be big-headed
  • Swallow your pride