Modesty Quotes

In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment.

Kim Campbell

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.

Oliver Goldsmith

Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty

Jean de la Bruyere

Modesty answers not the crude how of femininity, but the beautiful why.

Wendy Shalit

Rare is agreement between beauty and modesty.

Latin Proverb

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Honore de Balzac

With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Schopenhauer

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.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Modesty and chastity are twins

Anna Brownell Jameson

How many times, have I had to seat women whom I received at audiences next to me, rather than facing me, in order to avoid general embarrassment? Nothing should compel us to suffer such trials. It puts the nerves of men and the modesty of women to a severe test.

Habib Bourguiba

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.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Prudery is the hypocrisy of modesty

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Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by

Andre Maurois

Great men suffer hours of depression through introspection and self-doubt. That is why they are great. That is why you will find modesty and humility the characteristics of such men.

Bruce Barton

Impoliteness is frequently the sign of an awkward modesty that loses its head when surprised and hopes to conceal this with rudeness. LESS

Friedrich Nietzsche

To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.

Franz Grillparzer

Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more.

Linda Chavez

Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise.

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With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.

Louis Kronenberger

Modesty and unselfishness - these are virtues which men praise - and pass by.

AndrČ Maurois

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.

Oliver Herford

Make no display of your talents or attainments; for every one will clearly see, admire, and acknowledge them, so long as you cover them with the beautiful veil of modesty

Nathaniel Emmons

It rarely adds anything to say, In my opinion --not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope.

Paul Goodman
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