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Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
Edgar W. Howe
American journalist and writer 1853-1937
A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
Jean de la Bruyère
French writer 1645-1696
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
American opera composer
America tends to worship the modest talent because it doesn't put us in an uncomfortable position vis-a-vis the artist.
Belarusian-born Jewish American socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician
Be modest, humble, simple. Control your anger.
President of the US 1946-
Because primarily of the power of the Internet, people of modest means can band together and amass vast sums of money that can change the world for some public good if they all agree.
English writer 1834-1903
Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them.
Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
Fortunately the Italian people has not yet accustomed itself to eat many times a day, and possessing a modest level of living, it feels deficiency and suffering less.Source: As quoted in Garlic and Oil : Food and Politics in Italy
French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
Great men never make bad use of their superiority. They see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies.
American author and chef 1979-
Grilling is an easy tradition to start at any age! To get started, one only needs a modest investment in equipment and a little bit of outdoor space.
English statesman 1874-1965
He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.
Sir Max Beerbohm
British Actor 1872-1956
I was a modest, good-humored boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
I will name you the degrees. The first, the Retort Courteous; the second, the Quip Modest; the third, the Reply Churlish; the fourth, the Reproof Valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck Quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with Circumstance; the seventh, the Lie Direct.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
If a man knew anything, he would sit in a corner and be modest; but he is such an ignorant peacock, that he goes bustling up and down, and hits on extraordinary discoveries.
In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time.
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