Vanity as an impulse has without doubt been of far more benefit to civilization than modesty has ever been.
Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same colour.
With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.
Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.
The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.
Be pure and simple, and love all because all are one. Live a sincere life; be natural, and be honest with yourself.Honesty will guard you against false modesty and will give you the strength of true humility. Spare no pains to help others. Seek no other reward than the gift of Divine Love.
Modesty and unselfishness - these are virtues which men praise - and pass by.
Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by
Prudery is the hypocrisy of modesty
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
Modesty in woman is a virtue most deserving, since we do all we can to cure her of it.
Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by.
So great is the modesty of your mind and face, Sophronius that I wonder you should ever have become a father.
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false.
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a valuable and lasting authority.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Modesty once extinguished knows not how to return.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
Modesty is the beauty of women.