Jack Benny quote

"Modesty is my best quality."

Jack Benny

Born: February 14, 1894

Die: December 26, 1974

Occupation: Comedian

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Try to save something while your salary is small; it's impossible to save after you begin to earn more.

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My best quality is that I talk to everyone. My worst quality is that I talk to everyone.

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Sometimes the best virtue learned on the battlefield is modesty.

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Hector Berlioz

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.

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Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.

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Alan King

Modesty is not one of my virtues.

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Charles M. Schulz

You know what I think my best quality is? I think I'm nice to have around. I'd hate it if I weren't around!

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Irwin Edman

The best test of the quality of a civilization is the quality of its leisure.

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John Lasseter

Quality is the best business plan.

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Genichi Taguchi

Cost is more important than quality but quality is the best way to reduce cost.

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Homer

Modesty is of no use to a beggar.

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For if the modern mind is whimsical and discursive, the classical mind is narrow, unhesitating, relentless. It is not a quality of intelligence that one encounters frequently these days. But though I can...

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John Legend

The best way to fight poverty is to empower people through access to quality education

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Gustave Flaubert

Everyone, either from modesty or egotism, hides away the best and most delicate of his soul’s possessions; to gain the esteem of others, we must only ever show our ugliest sides; this is how we keep...

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I ain't no author, man... my writing skills are not of 'New York Times' best-seller quality, trust and believe it ain't. My vocabulary ain't.

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Milan Kundera

Jealousy isn't a pleasant quality, but if it isn't overdone (and if it's combined with modesty), apart from its inconvenience there's even something touching about it.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.

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Intellectual modesty is humility as to what I know; intellectual humility is modesty as to what I do not know

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My worst quality is impatience.

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