Quotes: modest

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  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    In childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.
  • Vauvenargues
    Vauvenargues
    French philosopher 1715-1747
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    Men sometimes feel injured by praise because it assigns a limit to their merit; few people are modest enough not to take offense that one appreciates them.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
  • Henry van Dyke
    Henry van Dyke
    American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
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    Modest egotism is the salt of conversation.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    Most of a modest woman's life was spent, after all, in denying what, in one day at least of every year, was made obvious.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
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    No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
  • Frank Moore Colby
    Frank Moore Colby
    American Editor, Essayist 1865-1925
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    Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
  • Fjodor M. Dostojewski
    Fjodor M. Dostojewski
    Russisch writer 1821-1881
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    Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
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    The bottom line is this: Cash, in modest increments, has a role in any portfolio. But unless you are Warren Buffett, you should limit it to 2 or 3 percent.
  • James Agate
    James Agate
    English diarist and theatre critic 1877-1947
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    The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent, and is modest about it.
  • Barbara Cartland
    Barbara Cartland
    English author of romance novels 1901-2000
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    The great majority of people in England and America are modest, decent and pure-minded and the amount of virgins in the world today is stupendous.
  • Edgar W. Howe
    Edgar W. Howe
    American journalist and writer 1853-1937
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    The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
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    The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
  • Alice Meynell
    Alice Meynell
    British poet, writer 1847-1922
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    The true color of life is the color of the body, the color of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest color of the unpublished blood.