Quotations Topic: Modesty (48 Quotations)
Modesty forbids what the law does not.
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Modesty is the beauty of women.
Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.
Madame de Girardin
Modesty is the color of virtue.
Diogenes of Sinope
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
Honore De Balzac
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Modesty; the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Sir Richard Steele
Ornaments were invented by modesty.
She just wore enough for modesty; no more!
So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.
Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
Frank Moore Colby
The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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