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Modesty forbids what the law does not.
~ Seneca

 

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Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
~ Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 

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

 

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Modesty is the beauty of women.
~ Gaelic Proverb

 

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Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.
~ Madame de Girardin

 

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Modesty is the color of virtue.
~ Diogenes of Sinope

 

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Modesty is the conscience of the body.
~ Honore De Balzac

 

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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.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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

 

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Modesty; the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
~ Oliver Herford

 

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

 

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No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
~ Bruce Barton

 

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No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
~ William Hazlitt

 

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Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
~ Sir Richard Steele

 

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Ornaments were invented by modesty.
~ Joseph Joubert

 

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She just wore enough for modesty; no more!
~ Robert Buchanan

 

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So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.
~ Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)

 

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That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
~ Frank Moore Colby

 

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The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

 

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