[Ads-l] Quote: Attlee is a modest man who has a great deal to be modest about

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 24 09:40:36 EDT 2017


The statement in the subject line is usually attributed to Winston
Churchill. It has been examined by several researchers, e.g., Nigel
Rees, Ralph Keyes, Fred R. Shapiro, and Richard M. Langworth.

In the past, a citation in 1954 was the earliest published evidence
presented in reference works. Now, I've posted an article on the Quote
Investigator website with a December 9, 1945 citation together with
other early items of evidence.

https://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/08/23/modest/

Feedback welcome

Garson

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