Modesty Quotes

When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.

Mark Twain

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

Oliver Herford

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.

Bruce Barton

A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.

Jean De La Bruyere

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Good taste is the modesty of the mind - that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.

Delphine De Girardin

Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.

Miguel De Cervantes

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.

Bernard Barton

It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness.

Ninon de Lenclos

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

Oliver Herford

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.

William Law

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.

Nam June Paik

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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