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"You just self-deprecated yourself right out of a job."
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"Are you decent?"
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"Shucks, ma'am, that's what neighbors are for!"
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"Nice little touch of humility!"
America's Most Down-to-Earth Superhero: Self-Effacing Man
'...and like most kids with a chemistry set, I just mixed a little of this and a little of that, so the result was truly a surprise.'
'I can't take all the credit... I used spell-check.'
'Now no false modesty, Bill. For your work you deserve a lollipop.'
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'I think I'm getting the hang of it now!'
'I'm gifted but I hide it well.'
"Pastor, may we share a message with you about humility?"
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'If I may say so, business is booming.'
"Oh, this old thing?"
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"I'm used to having a pussycat doctor."
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Victorian summer. Sunburnt shins.
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'Oh, don't be so modest.'
S**T Mitt Romney doesn't say. . .
Modest to a fault.
"I was just going to say, 'Well, I don't make the rules.' But, of course, I do make the rules."
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'You've cured my insufferable conceit, Doc -- now I'm perfect!'
Books: The Art of Humility by Donald Trump
"As a way of expressing our thanks, we offer this modest honorarium."
'I'm thinking something a little more modest... say, whatever 1,000 slaves can do in 50 years.'
"Come along now, you've got nothing I haven't seen before."