Modesty Quotes

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

Jean Rostand

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.

Sir Richard Steele

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

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

Lord Chesterfield

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

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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