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Top 40 Humiliation Quotes

Humiliation Quotes

This post contains some of the best humiliation quotes.

Humiliation Quotes

1. “Life makes fools of all of us sooner or later. But keep your sense of humor and you’ll at least be able to take your humiliations with some measure of grace. In the end, you know, its our own expectations that crush us.” ― Paul Murray

2. “Anything was better than nothing. Half-full was better than empty. Ignorance was the lowest form of humiliation and suffering.” ― Becca Fitzpatrick

3. “Not to have a thing is less humiliating than to beg it.” ― Ali Ibn Abi Talib

4. “The humiliation that Jane had felt turned to something else–grief perhaps, or regret. Regret that she had not known how to act with a boy, regret that she had not been wiser.” ― Beverly Cleary

5. “Flaws would not only bring death but, far worse, humiliation.” ― William Goldman

6. “We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully.” ― Mother Teresa

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7. “When walking into a room, worry not. Everyone else is afraid. People are scared of people who are scared of people.” ― Karl Kristian Flores

8. “People treat you the way you treat yourself. So, when you humiliate yourself, they make sure you get the same treatment.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

9. “Many of those who are humiliated are not humble. Some react to humiliation with anger, others with patience, and others with freedom. The first are culpable, the next harmless, the last just.” ― Bernard of Clairvaux

10. “According to Tobias, women hang around longer because they’re less capable of indignation and better at being humiliated, for what is old age but one long string of indignities? What person of integrity would put up with it?” ― Margaret Atwood

11. “We sometimes consciously attempt to make someone feel inferior, usually as a subconscious attempt to make ourselves feel superior.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

12. “If you are a success in life, there are places you must go and pay to be humiliated. It is an unwritten law that human beings must be tormented throughout their lives in one way or another. If you are fortunate enough to have risen to a social level where no one does it to you for free, then you must pay for the service. ” ― Jonathan Carroll

13. “Humiliation is the biggest assault.” ― Anuradha Bhattacharyya

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14. “To be humble and modest does not entail self-derogation or self-humiliation.” ― Christopher Peterson

15. “It’s not the pain and the wounds that are the worst… The worst is the humiliation.” ― Pascal Mercier

16. “We do not always remember who were good to us, but we never forget the ones who were bad to us.” ― Shon Mehta

17. “Make way for the sweetest humiliation when you underestimate their intelligence while overestimating your knowledge.” ― Criss Jami

18. “The only key to greatness is humiliation; self or public.” ― Abhaidev

19. “You think because you can humiliate me, you can control me?” ― Holly Black

20. “you have to bear either the humiliation of being in need or the hardships of doing it all alone by yourself.” ― Noha Alaa El-Din

21. “Accusations are convictions in the public mind. You are guilty until proven innocent.” ― Coben

22. “His problem consisted of a burning wish not to have done the things he’d done.” ― Jonathan Franzen

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23. “Do not take an overdose, whether that relates to wisdom, motives, any tricks or other objects and subjects that bring you down to only humiliate you.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

24. “I’m not a fan of April Fools’ Day. I can take a joke; I just don’t want to BE the joke.” ― Stewart Stafford

25. “I began to care a lot less about embarrassment after running into somebody who for months, I feared I would, and realizing afterward that my life was no different after the encounter than before.” ― Daniel V Chappell

26. “A life of hardship and personal suffering is unavoidable. A person must endure many humiliations of the mind and body, and expect persons whom they trusted to someday betray them.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

27. “Nothing humbles a beautiful woman better than not being wanted by a man whose girlfriend or wife is ugly (or not as beautiful as she is).” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

28. “Facing the fear of rejection and humiliation is critical for self-growth and no one is ever happy or content until they venture outside themselves to learn what dwells in other people’s hearts.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster

29. “Moral of the story: Mortify yourself—when you are at your lowest, you feel ironically self-confident!” ― Felicia Day

30. “As a fact, a liar humiliates and degrades itself with its lies.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

31. “You cannot really shame a man who sincerely does not care what others think of him.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

32. “And came to her a realization that the largest humiliation for the person was a lie. And the viler the one to whom you lie, the greater is the humiliation.” ― Osyp Nazaruk

33. “Writing was a defeat, it was a humiliation, it was coming face-to-face with yourself and seeing you weren’t good enough.” ― Karl Ove Knausgård

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34. “Rather than swallowing our pride and simply asking what we do not know, we choose to fill in the blanks ourselves and later become humbled. Wisdom was often, in its youth, proven foolish, and ones humiliated were meant to become wise.” ― Criss Jami

35. “In fact, all of us are very susceptible to having our humiliating experiences turn to shame, especially when the person who is putting us down is someone with whom we have a valued relationship or someone whom we perceive to have more power than we do…” ― Brené Brown

36. “Were it not for frustration and humiliation I suppose the human race would get ideas above its station.” ― Ogden Nash

37. “Starting at the bottom is not about humiliation. It’s about humility—a realistic assessment of where you are in the learning curve.” ― Maria Shriver

38. “Humiliation is humiliation only when you choose to suffer.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

39. “There is only one certain test of the virtue and that is humiliation. The acceptance of humiliation alone shows the depth and reality of our humility.” ― Nivard Kinsella

40. “You cannot change someone using fear, degradation, humiliation, or by comparing them to others. It can only be done through love, with love, for love.” ― Suzy Kassem

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