A Quote by James Beattie on faith, innocence, modesty, patience, and serenity

Zealous, yet modest; innocent, though free; Patient of toil, serene amidst alarms; Inflexible in faith, invincible in arms.

James Beattie (1735 - 1803)

Source: The Minstrel. Book i. Stanza 11.

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A Quote by James Agate on admiration, modesty, and talent

The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.

James Agate (1877 - 1947)

Source: The Cynic's Lexicon, ed. Jonathan Green, 1984.

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on men, modesty, and superiority

Great men never make bad use of their superiority; they see it, and feel it, and are not less modest. The more they have, the more they know their own deficiencies.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

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A Quote by Henry St. John Bolingbroke on discovery, divinity, god, modesty, nature, and progress

It is the modest, not the presumptuous, inquirer who makes a real and safe progress in the discovery of divine truths. One follows Nature and Nature's God; that is, he follows God in his works and in his word.

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (1678 - 1751)

Source: Letter to Mr. Pope.

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on merit and modesty

Thy modesty 's a candle to thy merit.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

Source: Tom Thumb the Great. Act i. Sc. 3.

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A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on garden, libraries, and modesty

A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

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A Quote by Heinrich Heine on desires, enemies, food, good, happiness, modesty, pleasure, and wishes

I have a most peaceable disposition. My desires are for a modest hut, a thatched roof, but a good bed, good food, very fresh milk and butter, flowers in front of my window and a few pretty trees by my door. And should the good Lord wish to make me really happy, he will allow me the pleasure of seeing about six or seven of my enemies hanged upon those trees.

Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)

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A Quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. on boldness, commitment, courage, decisions, discipline, enthusiasm, generosity, good, happiness, heart, honesty, improvement, life, love, loyalty, misery, modesty, money, people, persistence, possessions, power, quality,

1 Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2 Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 3 Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4 Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 5 Be forgiving of yourself and others. 6 Be generous. 7 Have a grateful heart. 8 Persistence, persistence, persistence. 9 Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 10 Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 11 Commit yourself to constant improvement. 12 Commit yourself to quality. 13 Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationship with people you love and respect. 14 Be loyal. 15 Be honest. 16 Be a self-starter. 17 Be decisive even it it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 18 Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 19 Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 20 Take good care of those you love. 21 Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.

H. Jackson Brown

Source: web site: Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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A Quote by George Colman, the Younger on men, merit, and modesty

On their own merits modest men are dumb.

George Colman Colman (1762 - 1836)

Source: Epilogue to the Heir at Law.

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A Quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche on love and modesty

This is the hardest of all: to close the open hand out of love, and keep modest as a giver.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

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