The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
— Confucius

He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.
— Winston Churchill

A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
— Jean De La Bruyere

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
— William Shakespeare