Modesty Quotes

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

Joseph Addison

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

Andre Maurois

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

Marcus Aurelius

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

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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

Joseph Addison

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Honore de Balzac

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Joseph Addison

It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody.

Jules Renard

Modesty once extinguished knows not how to return.

Seneca

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

It is the mark of a modest man to accept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of opportunity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Modesty is the beauty of women.

Gaelic Proverb

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

Louisa May Alcott

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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