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It well becomes a young man to be modest.
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I try to be modest at all times, and that's what makes me better than everyone else.
View quotes by Julian Barry

No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.

View quotes by Mary Wortley Montagu

Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.
View quotes by Jules Renard

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
View quotes by Paul Cezanne

The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.
View quotes by James Agate

I consider everything I compose a gift. [Modest assessment of his music!]
View quotes by Keith Emerson

The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them
View quotes by Edgar Watson Howe

Although I am not a vain person I believe I am the best footballer in the whole world [very modest, Ronaldinho!]
View quotes by Ronaldinho

I was a modest, good-humoured boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
View quotes by Max Beerbohm

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.
View quotes by Virginia Woolf

To be meek, patient, tactful, modest, honourable, brave, is not to be either manly or womanly; it is to be humane.
View quotes by Jane Harrison

One of the great, modest, amusing, jolly, heart-warming broadcasters of our time [Richard Whiteley]
View quotes by Sir Jeremy Isaacs

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
View quotes by Fedor Dostoevsky

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.
View quotes by Barbara Cartland

Style is the dress of thought; a modest dress,
Neat, but not gaudy, will true critics please.
View quotes by Samuel Wesley

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.
View quotes by Horace

All I want is a modest place in Mr X's Good Reading, Miss Y's Good Writing, and that new edition of One Thousand Best Bits of Recent Prose.
View quotes by James Agate

General Motors has no bad years, only good years and better years. [A modest proclamation!]
View quotes by Harlow Curtice

The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.
View quotes by Alice Meynell

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