Being Modest Famous Quotes & Sayings

List of top 42 famous quotes and sayings about being modest to read and share with friends on your Facebook, Twitter, blogs.

Top 42 Sayings About Being Modest

#1. On Saturday morning, one of the two teams still unbeaten in the Premiership occupied a modest seventh place. It is an illustration of the relentless pace being set at the top of the league in which every stumble is a serious fall and draws usually constitute two dropped points. - Author: Pete Gill
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#2. America's not the world's policeman. Terrible things happen across the globe and it is beyond our means to right every wrong. But when, with modest effort and risk, we can stop children from being gassed to death and thereby make our own children safer over the long run, I believe we should act. - Author: Rand Paul
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#3. I made a point when I made the Ugly Casanova record to not write a song and then say, 'This is a Modest Mouse song' or 'This is an Ugly Casanova song.' The people who were open to it not being a Modest Mouse record liked it. - Author: Isaac Brock
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#4. A person dies every second, but there's also a six year old somewhere, every second, trying to move an apple with his mind. - Author: Craig Stone
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#5. If I had nine of my fingers missing I wouldn't type any slower. - Author: Mitch Hedberg
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#6. As a consequence while we had a roof over our heads, food on the table, and clothes to wear to school we were constantly conscious of being of modest means. - Author: Robert B. Laughlin
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#7. I've stuck by being modest, honest and humble, because I think you'll get more appreciated that way and we all want to be appreciated in this world. - Author: Dwyane Wade
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#8. People hear that and say I'm being modest, but I am not a modest person, but I have to be truthful about what I'm doing and what I'm doing is channeling. - Author: Morgan Freeman
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#9. College professors used to be badly paid and worth it. Colleges used to be modest institutions; they should go back to being modest institutions. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#10. I Spy with my little eye a hero's heart, a heart that beats not for itself but for all humanity."
"I'M NOT BEING MODEST. I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO DIE," Ben exclaims. - Author: John Green
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#11. I wasn't trying to make a following. I was just trying to make interesting music. That's not being modest, that's just being realistic. - Author: Girl Talk
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#12. She paused briefly, then took a sip. "Mistress Vin is being modest, Master Hammond," Sazed - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#13. I give her back an honest-to-goodness smile, the old Ben Parish smile, the one that got me practically everything I wanted. Well, not practically; I'm being modest. - Author: Rick Yancey
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#14. There was a huge movement that led up to [gay marriage legilization], and I played a small role in the great scheme of things. But it was really a privilege to get to do it. - Author: Donald Verrilli Jr.
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#15. The annoying thing about being modest is that you can't brag about it. - Author: Gene Brown
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#16. Here I was in a group of women, allies, I thought, colleagues, and I felt like I was being shamed for the relatively modest success I had achieved. But Instead of sticking up for myself, I apologized. - Author: Carrie Brownstein
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#17. Learn to know and value the praise which is worth having, and to excite the admiration of excellent people by being modest as well as pretty - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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#18. Everything changes permantly. How boring if it wouldn't. - Author: Klaus Schulze
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#19. Thousands and thousands of colors paint the bosom of the earth so gaily. - Author: Pierre De Ronsard
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#20. To be simple is the best thing in the world; to be modest is the next best thing. I am not sure about being quiet. - Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
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#21. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We just need to keep battling. We're a team that has stuck together through the good times and the bad times. Our reward is near. - Author: Aaron Rowand
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#22. If you're frightened of leprechauns, the best thing to do is to get yourself a little leprechaun outfit and see how big they are. And then you'll go, 'Well I see. That's like bein' frightened of a hampster.' - Author: Craig Ferguson
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#23. How can one liberate the many? By first liberating his own being. He does this not by elevating himself, but by lowering himself. He lowers himself to that which is simple, modest, true; integrating it into himself, he becomes a master of simplicity, modesty, truth. - Author: Laozi
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#24. Timidity makes a person modest. It makes him or her say, 'I'm not worthy of being written up in the record of deeds in heaven or on earth.' Timidity keeps people from their good. They are afraid to say, 'Yes, I deserve it.' - Author: Maya Angelou
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#25. For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being. - Author: Franz Beckenbauer
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#26. ... dazzled by the shine of their own virtue, a shine that might not last (since virtue, once recognized in a flash, has no shine and makes its home in a dark cave amid cave dwellers, some dangerous indeed) ... - Author: Roberto Bolano
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#27. I've never regretted a swim - Author: Joseph Murray
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#28. You just come along with me and have a good time. The Galaxy's a fun place. You'll need to have this fish in your ear. - Author: Douglas Adams
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#29. He exhibits the most extraordinary capacity for middle age that I've ever encountered in a young man of twenty-four. - Author: Dennis Price
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#30. It was not that the woman boasted. Quite the opposite. She was modest to a fault, the fault being she insinuated her modesty, deftly, into almost any conversation, proclaiming her insignificance and ignorance, thereby assuring a correction. - Author: Cathleen Schine
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#31. Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing. - Author: Paul Theroux
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#32. Is a novel anything but a trap set for a hero? - Author: Milan Kundera
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#33. Any human being is really good at certain things. The problem is that the things you're good at come naturally. And since most people are pretty modest instead of an arrogant S.O.B. like me, what comes naturally, you don't see as a special skill. It's just you. It's what you've always done. - Author: Stephen Jay Gould
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#34. It was a challenge to be able to create a character without being able to use one's normal set of expressions. All the rubber and makeup attached to your face left you with only a modest range of facial movements. - Author: Helena Bonham Carter
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#35. A writer does not own words any more than a painter owns colors. So lets dispense with this originality fetish ... Look, listen and transcribe and forget about being original. - Author: William S. Burroughs
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#36. The point came when people were doing things I didn't feel competent to do myself. I'm not being modest; I honestly get lost. I was lucky in spotting what I did when I did, but there comes a point where you realise what you're doing is not going to be much good. - Author: Peter Higgs
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#37. I have learned to have very modest goals for society and myself; things like clean air, green grass, children with bright eyes, not being pushed around, useful work that suits one's abilities, plain tasty food, and occasional satisfying nookie. - Author: Paul Goodman
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#38. He let himself be led into the night, into the forest, into the blind secret wordless, thoughtless country. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#39. The theory of evolution by natural selection is an ecological theory-founded on ecological observation by perhaps the greatest of all ecologists. It has been adopted by and brought up by the science of genetics, and ecologists, being modest people, are apt to forget their distinguished parenthood. - Author: John L. Harper
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#40. I regard the people as a great being, inspired by a single idea. This is my problem. I strove to solve it in this opera. - Author: Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky
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#41. The odds of being successful are the same for every group that is educated in America. It's just that the group that is not wealthy is 95 percent of the population. So if there are 100 successful people in a room, probably 95 out of 100 came from more modest means. - Author: Michael Eisner
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#42. I'm a terrible photographer.I'm not being modest. My photos really are crap. But in a way, the more the photo is crap, the better to paint from. - Author: Chantal Joffe
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