Modesty Quotes

We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.

Jean Rostand

Modesty is the beauty of women.

Gaelic Proverb

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.

Joseph Addison

Modesty once extinguished knows not how to return.


Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.

Joseph Addison

Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a valuable and lasting authority.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false.

Joseph Addison

Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

So great is the modesty of your mind and face, Sophronius that I wonder you should ever have become a father.

Marcus Aurelius

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

Andre Maurois

Modesty in woman is a virtue most deserving, since we do all we can to cure her of it.

Joseph Addison

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.

Harriet Martineau

Modesty and chastity are twins

Anna Brownell Jameson

I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

Yves Saint Laurent
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