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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Humiliation Day: Humility quotes and sayings

With a brand new year underway, many people look forward to new beginnings. Whether your particular resolution for the New Year involves a healthier lifestyle, new job or perhaps a new romance, this is the time of year when many people reflect and re-evaluate and today is no exception.

While the origins of this annual holiday are unknown, Jan. 3 is Humiliation Day. It’s a special day of the year that focuses on humility and being humble, not humiliating others.

While humility is a virtue, humiliation can cause someone to feel shame, a loss of self-respect and dignity. Sadly, humiliating or bullying someone in person or online is a growing problem that can cause low self-esteem, depression, isolation and suicide.

Today is also the perfect opportunity to apologize to that special friend, beloved family member or even that annoying co-worker. Humiliation Day serves as an important reminder of being humble and sometimes, words really do hurt.

Humility Quotes & Sayings

  • Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.

  • Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. ~ Thomas Merton

  • The proud man can learn humility but he will be proud of it. ~ Mignon McLaughlin

  • Be not proud of race, face, place or grace. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • January 3 is also Fruitcake Toss Day and Festival of Sleep Day.

  • My one regret in life is that I am not someone else. ~ Woody Allen

  • Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself. ~ Blaise Pascal

  • Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less. ~ C.S. Lewis


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