Jim said bees wouldn’t sting idiots; but I didn’t believe that, because I had tried them lots of times myself, and they wouldn’t sting me.

– Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Chapter 8. As well as showing Huck’s modesty, this quote is also full of irony. Huck is actually intelligent and can see through the hypocrisy and pretenses of society better than many.