Modesty Quotes

Modesty answers not the crude how of femininity, but the beautiful why.

Wendy Shalit

Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty

Jean de la Bruyere

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.

Oliver Goldsmith

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Miss Manners

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.

Horace

The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.

Edgar Watson Howe

No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment.

Kim Campbell

Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.

Herodotus

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

Louisa May Alcott

Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise.

Unknown

Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more.

Linda Chavez

To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.

Franz Grillparzer

Be pure and simple, and love all because all are one. Live a sincere life; be natural, and be honest with yourself. Honesty will guard you against false modesty and will give you the strength of true humility. Spare no pains to help others. Seek no other reward than the gift of Divine Love.

Meher Baba

Authentic love is obviously something good. When we love we become most fully human. But people often consider themselves loving when actually they are possessive or manipulative. People sometimes treat others as objects to satisfy their own needs. How easy it is to be deceived by the many voices in our society that advocate a permissive approach to sexuality, without regard for modesty, self-respect or the moral values that bring quality into human relationships! This is worship of a false god; instead of bringing life, it brings death.

Pope Benedict XVI

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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