Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, May 17, 1750, repr. in The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 2, no. 225, ed. Charles Strachey (1901). (1774).