It really matters that great poems get written, and it doesn’t matter a damn who writes them. –Ezra Pound

I was going to write a great poem today, but Feb. 22 is BE HUMBLE DAY….so, since “it doesn’t matter a damn who writes them,” I’ll let someone else have the honor. It undoubtedly won’t be as great as the one I would’ve written, but don’t quote me on that — I wouldn’t want anyone to think I don’t take Be Humble Day seriously.

Nonetheless, my faithful followers, all is not lost. Instead of a great poem, I will post some great HUMBLE DAY quotes for your enjoyment. They may not be my quotes, but think of them the same way as poems — if they’re great, it doesn’t matter a damn who said them. Besides, I’m sure that I would’ve said them if I had thought of them first, so let’s not quibble over technicalities.

I feel coming on me a strange disease — humility. –Frank Lloyd Wright

I feel very humble, but I think I have the strength of character to fight it. –Bob Hope

When you’re as great as I am, it’s hard to be humble. –Muhammad Ali

You know what keeps me humble? Mirrors! –Phyllis Diller

What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left. -Oscar Levant

A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him. –Edgar Watson Howe

In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet. -Winston Churchill

Life is a long lesson in humility. – James M. Barrie

If only I had a little humility, I would be perfect. -Ted Turner

Without humility there can be no humanity. – John Buchan




  1. arekhill1 says:

    I’m proud to say that I have a great deal to be humble about myself, Sr. Muse

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  2. mistermuse says:

    Ted Turner must have had the likes of us in mind, Ricardo, when he said he would be perfect if he only had a little humility. It’s humbling to know we have at least one thing he doesn’t have.

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  3. Don Frankel says:

    Muse, anyone seeking humility should just try Civil Service for a while.


  4. mistermuse says:

    Don, I’m sure that’s good experience-based advice, but my experience is that those who could use some humility are the least likely to be seeking it. A solution might be to draft narcissists and egotists into Civil Service the way they used to draft young men into military service, but that would severely deplete the ranks of the entertainment and “big shot” industries, among others.

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  5. Don Frankel says:

    Muse you’ve got a great point here but I’m sure these people would insist on hearing “Thank you for your service.” about five times a day. It might defeat the purpose. Or as we say in New York purrrpus.


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