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.
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 the conscience of the body.
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.
It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody.
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.
It is the mark of a modest man to accept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of opportunity.
Modesty is the beauty of women.
We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
Modesty; the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
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