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43 Modesty Quotes

Modesty in woman is a virtue most deserving, since we do all we can to cure her of it

Joseph Addison Quotes

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He saw her charming, but he saw not half The charms her downcast modesty conceal'd.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Seasons--Autumn (l. 229)

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So great is the modesty of your mind and face, Sophronius that I wonder you should ever have become a father

Marcus Aurelius Quotes

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Modesty is my best quality

Jack Benny Quotes

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With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false

Joseph Addison Quotes

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Like the violet, which alone Prospers in some happy shade, My Castara lives unknown To no looser eye betrayed.

William Habington Quotes , Source: Castara, (in Elton's edition, p. 166)

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When one remains modest, not after praise but after blame, then is he really so. [Ger., Wenn jemand bescheiden bleibt, nicht beim Lobe, sondern beim Tadel, dann ist er's.]

Jean Paul Richter Quotes , Source: Hesperus (12)

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With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by

Andre Maurois Quotes

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Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan Quotes

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Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Honore de Balzac Quotes

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Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes

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At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings

Louis-Hector Berlioz Quotes

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

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

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He takes the greatest ornament from friendship, who takes modesty from it. [Lat., Maximum ornamentum amicitiae tollit, qui ex ea tollit verecudiam.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Amicitia (XX)

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Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a valuable and lasting authority.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Rhetorical Invention (bk. II, sec. LVI)

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Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense.

Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscomon Quotes , Source: Essay on Translated Verse (l. 113)

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The modesty's a candle to thy merit.

Henry Fielding Quotes , Source: Tom Thumb the Great (act I, sc. 3, l. 8)

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Her modest looks the cottage might adorn, Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: The Deserted Village (l. 329)

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Why, to hear Betsy Bobbet talk about wimmin's throwin' their modesty away, you would think if they ever went to the political pole, they would have to take their dignity and modesty and throw 'em against the pole, and go without any all the rest of their lives.

Marietta Holley Quotes , Source: My Opinions and Betsy Bobbet's

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What can be found equal to modesty, uncorrupt faith, the sister of justice, and undisguised truth? [Lat., Cui pudor et justitiae soror incorrupta fides nudaque veritas quando ullum inveniet parem?]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Carmina (I, 24, 6)

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Modesty is to merit, what shade is to figures in a picture; it gives it strength and makes it stand out.

Jean de la Bruyere Quotes , Source: The Characters or Manners of the Present Age (ch. II, sec. 17)

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Modesty becomes a young man. [Lat., Adolescentem verecundum esse decet.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Asinaria (V, 1, 8)

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