Quotation Explorer - 'Modest'

What I will no longer accept is the mediocre life of a modest little gentleman. - Joan Miró
You call her a Bitch,Because she throws attitude?Gentlemen, You need to Grow up!Try to be modest in Her Eyes,Not a disgust in Her Insights! - Qalandar Nawaz
The morning behind the dark mist, the mighty and gracious cloud in the sky, scepter of power to the modest grounds yielding fruitfulness, you are the ALMIGHTY. - Darmie Orem
Ibn Mas'ud reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Shall I tell you who is unlawful for the Fire - or the one for whom the Fire is unlawful? It is unlawful for everyone who is easy, flexible, modest and uncomplicated. - At-Tirmidhī -أبو عيسى الترمذي
NOMINEE, n. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office. - Ambrose Bierce
The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.
The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. - Confucius
It well becomes a young man to be modest. - Titus Maccius Plautus
Fear pounds on the door to our heart demanding to be let in. Joy is modest and often comes into our lives like a shy person entering a room; it can take a while to even notice it’s there. - Jonathan Carroll
With a modest amount of looks and talent and more than a modicum of serendipity, I've managed to stretch my 15 minutes of fame into more than half a century of good fortune. - Robert Vaughn
Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast. - Logan Pearsall Smith
We can't all be bakers or chefs. Many of us have modest ambitions. But we can all buy a piece of the pie. - Amah Lambert
Most insensible, corrupt, cheap, disrespectful young girls run after bad, rude, cocky, nonsensical boys, but a mature, educated, thoughtful, virtuos lady opts for a wise, well breed, experienced, humble, modest gentleman. - Michael Bassey Johnson
They may talk of a comet, or a burning mountain, or some such bagatelle; but to me a modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation. - Oliver Goldsmith
In so far as virus-makers have any discernible motive, they presumably feel vaguely anarchistic. I appeal to them: do you really want to pave the way for a new fat-cat profession ['software-doctors']? If not, stop playing at silly memes, and put your modest programming talents to better use.
Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood, garnish'd and deck'd in modest compliment, not working with the eye without the ear, and but in purged judgement trusting neither? Such and so finely bolted didst thou seem. - William Shakespeare
I was born modest. Not all over, but in spots. - Mark Twain
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. - Edward P. Tryon
The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions. - Confucius
The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions. - Confucius
Cheerfulness means a contented spirit, a pure heart, a kind and loving disposition; it means humility and ~ charity, a generous appreciation of others, and a modest opinion of self. - William Makepeace Thackeray
Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing. - Paul Theroux
Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations. - Paul Rand
Sometimes you must agree with someones opinion for the sake of being polite and modest, but within you, you know that you are not foolish and crazy. - Michael Bassey Johnson
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood. - William Shakespeare
Courage is always greatest when blended with meekness; intellectual ability is most admired when it sparkles in the setting of modest self-distrust; and never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive any injury.
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. - Gustave Flaubert
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. - William Shakespeare
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend. - Jules Renard
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead! In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility; But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions. - Confucius
The soul knows full well (even though it pretends to forget many times) that it must render account to the paternal soil. I do not say "fatherland", I say "paternal soil". The paternal soil is something deeper, more modest, more reserved, and is composed of age-old pulverized bones. - N. Kazantzakis
And then the finale, its four modest notes. Do, re, fa, mi: half a jumbled scale. Too simple to be called invented. But the thing spills out into the world like one of those African antelopes that fall from the womb, still wet with afterbirth but already running. - Richard Powers
For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline: think on these things. - Anonymous
I am more modest now, but I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world. - M.F.K. Fisher
Humbleness, modest and down to earth that recognize the real power and true sense of values towards the achievement of good life and enduring everlasting qualities. - Chris Salamone
The Master said, A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.(Analects 4.9) - Confucius
Overall, becoming a carbon-neutral country would involve changes in our behaviour, but these are modest compared with the changes that will be forced upon us if we do nothing. - Caroline Lucas
Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all black says this: "I don’t bother you - don’t bother me". - Yohji Yamamoto
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