Generic Definition

“a modest or low view of one's own importance”

Biblical Definition

“putting aside rank, privilege and attention towards your self in order to live one's life in service to others”

Bible Verse

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”

Philippians 2:3

Notable Quotes

Winston Churchill

“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.”

C. S. Lewis

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.”

Abraham Lincoln

“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”

Gilbert K. Chesterton

“It is always the secure who are humble.”

James Keller

Catholic priest
“A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.”


  • Character Trait Report (pdf)
    • Intended to be used on a weekly basis.
    • Students describe how they put the character trait into practice.
    • Parent affirms, signs and dates the document.