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|4 He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about. SIR |
WINSTON CHURCHILL (1874-19651, Brilish statesman, wriler. Quoted in:
Chicago Sunday Tribune Magazine of Books (27 June 1954), referring to Labour
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|He stood in a modest manner waiting patiently his turn. There is a great deal to |
say about this little man. The lower part of his body, from his shoulders
downwards, was not very well formed, and his head was extremely large ; but this
bad effect ...
|To someone who said Attlee was a modest little man, Churchill made the |
waspish reply: 'Well, he has a great deal to be modest about'. Edward Cough
Whitlam is neither little or modest. He has a great deal not to be modest about —
|If there is any thing I hates, I hates sass, little Timpkins,' says he to me ; says he, ' |
always be modest; keep your fingers out of the dish, and wait til! you're ... way of a
broad lint, which made me a good deal spottier than I was, .nd streakier, too.
|From hence it is, that a discreet man is always a modest one. It is to be noted that |
modesty in a man is never to be allowed as a good quality, but a weakness, if it
suppresses his virtue, and hides it from the world, when he has at the same time
a mind ... If you will not give him a peat employment, he will be glad of a little one.
|But the eventual failure of New Jerusalem's architects and orators, remarkable |
men and women that they were, was also caused ... The people who took charge
of Britain in 1945 were as mixed a bag as any democratic government has seen.
... of Commons, and Attlee got out' (though Churchill later denied that one) and 'a
modest little man with much to be modest about'. ... He had merely taken a
different course, good works and mean streets, not cavalry charges and country
|... “Mistakes, yes. But for personal gain, never.” That he was just a modest, plain, |
ordinary man, from a modest, plain, luckless family: “I remember my old man. I
think that they would have called him sort of a little man, common man. He didn't
... But he was a great man. . . .” He choked back tears: “Nobody will ever write a ...
|His men conspire against him, confine him a long time to his cabin, set him on |
shore in an unknown land. ... at home with my wife and children about five
months in a very happy condition, if I could have learned the lesson of knowing
when I was well. I left my poor wife big with child, and accepted an advantageous
offer made me to be Captain of the Adventure, a stout merchantman of 350 tons:
for I understood ... He was an honest man, and a good sailor, but a little too
positive in his ...
|It was a modest wish such as any man might have, and nothing more. But he ... |
So he stamped and jumped and pushed and stmggled, and in the end climbed
up a sycamore tree. ... For he visited the little man's house and blessed his family.