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Every writer on this planet THINKS he is a great writer (why waste your entire life writing when you believe you are mediocre?) but its deemed socially unacceptable to actually speak out such thoughts. So, modesty is always a public concept and not an inner one. For that reason alone 'modesty' can actually be said to be the product of a large ego, for the ego is primarily concerned with survival and society rewards this dishonesty and tends to punish honesty (see Camus)


Martinus Hendrikus Benders


#modesty #writers-on-writing #life

My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me. My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety. And my purpose in life-despite what fashion magazines say-is something more sublime than just looking good for men.


Yasmin Mogahed


#modesty #purpose #women #men

Author describes auto CEO's decisions to drive rather than fly to Washington as "showy penitence".


Ron Suskind


#education

A great man is always willing to be little.


Ralph Waldo Emerson


#greatness #humbleness #humility #modesty #size

Modesty is only arrogance by stealth.


Terry Pratchett


#modesty #arrogance

Now. Now, Annwyl. No need to curtsy. A simple nod of your head and absolute worship will be more than enough.


G.A. Aiken


#worship

For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being.


Franz Beckenbauer


#being #continues #earns #example #for example

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.


Max Beerbohm


#between #conceit #delicate #delicate balance #modesty

The wage for most musicians is a modest amount, and that includes me some of the time.


David Byrne


#includes #me #modest #most #musicians

Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.


Miguel de Cervantes


#among #every #found #greatest #himself






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