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Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau - [Modesty]

 

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Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet.
~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - [Modesty]

 

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Be smart, but never show it.
~ Louis B Mayer - [Modesty]

 

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Do not make yourself so big, you are not so small.
~ Jewish Proverb - [Modesty]

 

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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 - [Modesty]

 

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I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.
~ Italo Calvino - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help
~ Miss Manners - [Modesty]

 

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Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it.
~ William Shakespeare - [Modesty]

 

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Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.
~ Oscar Wilde - [Moderation]

 

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Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.
~ Bryan Appleyard - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
~ Charles Baudelaire - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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Modesty forbids what the law does not.
~ Seneca - [Modesty]

 

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Modesty is the beauty of women.
~ Gaelic Proverb - [Modesty]

 

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No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - [Modesty]

 

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Postmodernism is, almost by definition, a transitional cusp of social, cultural, economic and ideological history when modernism's high-minded principles and preoccupations have ceased to function, but before they have been replaced with a totally new system of values. It represents a moment of suspension before the batteries are recharged for the new millennium, an acknowledgment that preceding the future is a strange and hybrid interregnum that might be called the last gasp of the past.
~ Gilbert Adair - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
~ Frances E. Willard - [Moderation]

 

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The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism.
~ Albert Camus - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.
~ Matthew Arnold - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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We are becoming like cats, slyly parasitic, enjoying an indifferent domesticity. Nice and snug in the social, our historic passions have withdrawn into the glow of an artificial coziness, and our half-closed eyes now seek little other than the peaceful parade of television pictures.
~ Jean Baudrillard - [Modern and Modernism]

 

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We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
~ Jean Rostand - [Modesty]

 

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