Quotes with modesty
His conscience bore him good witness, but with the modesty of noble minds he was ready enough to think that he might have made many mistakes.
Life of St. Francis d'Assisi (1894)
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
That speech, uttered at the field of Gettysburg ... and now sanctified by the martyrdom of its author, is a monumental act. In the modesty of his nature he said 'the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here; but it can never forget what they did here.' He was mistaken. The world at once noted what he said, and will never cease to remember it.
Writing about the Gettysburg Address in April 1865.