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«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.»
«I believe that religion, generally speaking, has been a curse to mankind - that its modest and greatly overestimated services on the ethical side have been more than overcome by the damage it has done to clear and honest thinking»
«It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody»
Author: Jules Renard (Writer) | About: Modesty | Keywords: modest
«Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend.»
Author: Jules Renard (Writer) | About: Pride | Keywords: modest, offend
«A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.»
Author: Confucius | About: Action, Excellence | Keywords: exceeds, modest, superior
«A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself»
«Implied / Subjection, but required with gentle sway / And by her yielded, by him best received; / Yielded with coy submission, modest pride, / And sweet reluctant amorous delay.»
«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 childhood be modest, in youth temperate, in adulthood just, and in old age prudent.»
«In peace there's nothing so becomes a manAs 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,Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide,Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spiritTo his full height!»