A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
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.
Good taste is the modesty of the mind - that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.
It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness.
Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.
Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.
Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of holy magnificence and holy modesty; round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves.
When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Modesty answers not the crude how of femininity, but the beautiful why.
Modesty is the citadel of beauty and virtue.
We wound our modesty and make foul the clearness of our deservings, when of ourselves we publish them.
Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.
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