Modestly Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 66 Modestly Quotes

#1. Often it is those who live quietly, modestly, and contentedly with a simple life who are the happiest. - Author: Joshua Becker
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#2. There can be no effect without a cause," modestly answered Candide; "the whole is necessarily concatenated and arranged for the best. - Author: Voltaire
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#3. Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly, and modestly. - Author: Mao Zedong
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#4. There are ways to minimize the risk if you are a woman working in the Middle East: You can dress modestly, wear the hijab, cover your head, always travel with a man. - Author: Lynsey Addario
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#5. The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London. - Author: James W. Black
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#6. Now that I'm 50 and respectably settled in New England and markedly happier and more contented than I was in my youth, I modestly hope there's time to realize some of my youthful goals before I croak, but I'll take what I can get. - Author: Kate Christensen
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#7. I'm brilliant as well as skilled," he said modestly. "It's a great burden, all of that on top of my angelic good looks. But I try to soldier on as best I can. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#8. We, as women, often believe that we have to endear ourselves by acting modestly. But that leads personnel directors to think: Anyone who gives themselves away so cheaply cannot be very good. On that point, women need to get much, much more self-confident and tough. - Author: Kristina Schroder
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#9. Donald Trump announced his no Muslims are allowed to come to the United States plan and that led to one of the greatest tweets of all time from New York Times columnist. Quote, "OK, I concede I picked the wrong day to modestly walk back my Trumpism as fascism column." - Author: Rachel Maddow
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#10. I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics. - Author: Chris Patten
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#11. If all of our sins, bad habits, and poor choices were permanently inked into our skin like tattoos, we would all dress quite modestly. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#12. I did what you would probably have done in my place. I modestly declared myself to be quite unequal to the task imposed upon me - and I privately felt, all the time, that I was quite clever enough to perform it. - Author: Wilkie Collins
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#13. And since you know you cannot see yourself,
so well as by reflection, I, your glass,
will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#14. I think there are lots of ways to make good work. You can throw big bucks at a project and make what some would call crap, or you can work very modestly with eloquently moving results. - Author: Barbara Kruger
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#15. If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#16. The early industrialists were for the most part men who had their origin in the same social strata from which their workers came. They lived very modestly, spent only a fraction of their earnings for their households and put the rest back into the business. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#17. Love is both a principle and an emotion; it is something both felt and willed. It is capable of almost infinite degrees. Love in the human heart may begin so modestly as to be hardly perceptible and go on to become a raging torrent that sweeps its possessor before it in total helplessness. - Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
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#18. So, yes, I will marry you. Someday. If you'll have me," he said modestly.
"Of course I will, you idiot," I said with a shriek, and threw myself into his arms. - Author: Eilis O'Neal
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#19. I am really rich. All of my life I have heard a truly successful, and even a modestly successful person, cannot run for public office - just can't happen. Yet that's the kind of mindset you need to make this country great again. - Author: Donald Trump
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#20. I'm not the kind that could lead the millionaire lifestyle. I've got a truck, and I've got my bike. I've got a lovely Labrador and two kitty-cats. I live very modestly. - Author: Sophie B. Hawkins
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#21. Sometimes, you just let the country have its way, and you don't try to determine the shape of the country. You sort of modestly step back and let the country figure out what it believes. - Author: Mark Shields
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#22. The world community simply should not support such extreme measures when there are so many other pressing issues at hand. The optimal response to greenhouse gases is to start modestly. - Author: Robert O. Mendelsohn
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#23. I come from Toledo, Ohio, a town that has been hurt badly by the shift of the automobile business towards Japan. And yet I remember how the car workers lived in the neighborhood that I grew up in. My father was a car salesman, and I remember how we lived. I remember how modestly we lived. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#24. In the summer of 2009, I modestly predicted that most major news organisations would be charging for content within 12 months. Charging, I argued, would not only plug the revenue gap; it would also help to re-establish value in their news product. - Author: Lionel Barber
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#25. At a banquet given in his honour Sir Jocelyn Hitchcock once modestly attributed his success in life to the habit of "getting up earlier than the other fellow." But this was partly metaphorical, partly false and in case wholly relative for journalists are as a rule late risers. - Author: Evelyn Waugh
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#26. Living modestly in a suburban neighborhood while trying to support four children through private school is not extravagant or living large. - Author: Marlee Matlin
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#27. The higher our position the more modestly we should behave. - Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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#28. How convenient it would be to many of our great men and great families of doubtful origin, could they have the privilege of the heroes of yore, who, whenever their origin was involved in
obscurity, modestly announced themselves descended from a god. - Author: Washington Irving
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#29. I still treat every job as if I might never get hired again as far as the way I save money and live really modestly. - Author: James Denton
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#30. To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction. - Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah
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#31. A modest, godly woman will dress modestly ... The one who is simple and unpretending in her dress and in her manners shows that she understands that a true woman is characterized by moral worth. - Author: Ellen G. White
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#32. You don't do magic," she said, trying to smile modestly and mostly succeeding. "You are magic. - Author: Rainbow Rowell
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#33. No, by my soul, I never in my life
Did hear a challenge urged more modestly,
Unless a brother should a brother dare
To gentle exercise and proof of arms. - Author: William Shakespeare
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#34. The college that takes students with modest entering abilities and improves their abilities substantially contributes more than the school that takes very bright students and helps them develop only modestly. - Author: Derek Bok
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#35. Actual happiness is sometimes confused with the pursuit of it; and the most mindless and crass how-tos can get jumbled in with the modestly useful, the appealingly personal, and the genuinely interesting. - Author: Amy Bloom
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#36. Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it; but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them. - Author: Plato
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#37. Feet were made, not given for dancing, but to walk modestly, not to leap impudently like camels. - Author: Saint John Chrysostom
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#38. We have all made mistakes, each and every one of us. The trick is to not keep making them over and over." "I don't," I said, not modestly but truthfully. "I keep finding new mistakes to make. I suspect that I have a genius for it. - Author: Sara Poole
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#39. We have become ninety-nine percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed among the lost arts. - Author: George Washington Carver
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#40. I love the man that is modestly valiant; that stirs not till he most needs, and then to purpose. A continued patience I commend not. - Author: Owen Feltham
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#41. May I ask what you have in your black leather bag with gold buckles?"
"Everything." They were climbing a narrow staircase. Rhoda stopped to look when Jennie opened her bag.
"You do have everything."
"I have even more," Jennie said modestly. "Two windows that I left at home. - Author: Maurice Sendak
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#42. Of course, one must always take into consideration the modestly of the lady. Too subtle and she may miss your meaning all together. Too strong, and she may never look you in the face again. - Author: Julianne Donaldson
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#43. Her diaper is soiled. A.J. has never changed a diaper in his life, though he is a modestly skilled gift wrapper. Back when Nic was alive, Island used to offer free gift wrap at Christmas, and he figures that diaper changing and gift-wrapping must be related proficiencies. - Author: Gabrielle Zevin
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#44. As three laws were good enough for Newton, I have modestly decided to stop there. - Author: Arthur C. Clarke
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#45. The world's evaluations of an individual's social worth, like the slits in my eyeballs, change with time and circumstance. In point of fact my pupil-slits vary but modestly between broad and narrow, but mankind's judgements turn somersaults and cartwheels for no conceivable reason. - Author: Soseki Natsume
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#46. I realise that every time my face is on TV or I'm playing in a tournament, that I am a role model for a lot of people and a lot of kids do look up to me. I try to do my best in that regard and put myself across as honestly and as modestly as possible, as well. - Author: Rory McIlroy
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#47. Bear good fortune modestly. - Author: Decimius Magnus Ausonius
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#48. His eldest sister (who modestly prefers to be identified here as a Tuckahoe homemaker) has asked me to describe him as looking like 'the blue-eyed Jewish-Irish Mohican scout who died in your arms at the roulette table at Monte Carlo. - Author: J.D. Salinger
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#49. A tiny radish of passionate scarlet, tipped modestly in white. - Author: Clementine Paddleford
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#50. In my rather brief medical practice,' said David modestly, 'I found that people spend their whole lives imagining they are about to die. Their only consolation is that one day they're right. - Author: Edward St. Aubyn
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#51. All women dress to be noticed: gross and vulgar women to be grossly and vulgarly noticed, wise and modest women to be wisely and modestly noticed. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#52. The arts must study their occasions; they must stand modestly aside until they can slip in fitly into the interstices of life. - Author: George Santayana
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#53. I know not," I said modestly. "But I think she must not, for she caught me with an easy smile, then stole away without a word. Like dew in dawn's pale light." "Like a dream upon waking, - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#54. As if by behaving modestly and discreetly they could make the fire stay up on the mountain and die there, like an unwanted god. - Author: Ross Macdonald
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#55. Let your diet be spare, your wants moderate, your needs few. So, living modestly, with no distracting desires, you will find content. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#56. You're a diabolical little pyro, aren't you?
He blushed modestly. - Author: James Patterson
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#57. Youth sports could not exist without millions of volunteers and modestly paid coaches who teach our children how to skate and catch and dribble and also how to get along with others. - Author: George Vecsey
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#58. Canada Day comes and goes modestly every year. Sure, there are retail sales promotions and a long weekend. But there isn't bluster or commodity in Canadian celebration. Canada isn't big on bunting. Or jet flyovers, fireworks, marching bands or military pomp. - Author: Rick Moranis
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#59. I've always been a pretty good researcher, said Bronwyn modestly.
Oh, so that we share, thought Myfanwy, but you didn't inherit the power to make people shit themselves. You've got to love the randomness of genetics. - Author: Daniel O'Malley
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#60. My dad used to hunt ducks, and my mom would put them in the pot. We lived really modestly. We had very little money. - Author: Megan Fox
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#61. On the one hand, philosophy is to keep us thinking about things that we may come to know, and on the other hand to keep us modestly aware of how much that seems like knowledge isn't knowledge - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#62. The moon drew me towards it the same way it dragged the heavy oceans. I loved its fragility. Its delicate luminosity. The way it shone its light tenderly and modestly. I longed to touch it, to be an astronaut held in the embrace of its gentle gravity. - Author: Magda Szubanski
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#63. A.J. has never changed a diaper in his life, though he is a modestly skilled gift wrapper. - Author: Gabrielle Zevin
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#64. The Venezuelan people will never abandon the ideals President Chavez gave us. Modestly, we contribute to ensure the stability of the region. - Author: Nicolas Maduro
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#65. You can do anything you want in this world," J.C. said. "No, you can't," Emily said modestly. "Why, sure you can. And if you don't you'll never know the consequences. You won't be leading any kind of life at all. - Author: Joy Williams
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#66. If you do movies that are modestly budgeted, the way they finance them is they figure out how they can sell them. - Author: Christopher Walken
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