Modesty Quotes

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.


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

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

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Updated On : March 01, 2013
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