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43 Modesty Quotes

Can it be That modesty may more betray our sense Than woman's lightness? Having waste ground enough, Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary And pitch our evils there?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Measure for Measure (Angelo at II, ii)

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I met the youthful lord at Laurence' cell And gave him what becomed love I might, Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet at IV, ii)

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Give place to your betters. [Lat., De locum melioribus.]

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer) Quotes , Source: Phormio (III, 2, 37)

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Modesty antedates clothes and will be resumed when clothes are no more. Modesty died when clothes were born. Modesty died when false modesty was born.

Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Quotes , Source: Memoranda (vol. III, p. 1513), in Paine's "Biography of Mark Twain"

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

Oliver Herford Quotes

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Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.

William Hazlitt Quotes

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It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help

Miss Manners Quotes

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It rarely adds anything to say, "In my opinion" -- not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope.

Paul Goodman Quotes

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Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.

Delphine de Girardin Quotes

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No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.

Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes

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

Sir Richard Steele Quotes

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There's a lot to be said for the fellow who doesn't say it himself.

Maurice Switzer Quotes

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It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody.

Jules Renard Quotes

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Modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

Jonathan Swift Quotes

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Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Honore de Balzac Quotes

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

Joseph Addison Quotes

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Modesty antedates clothes and will be resumed when clothes are no more. Modesty died when clothes were born. Modesty died when false modesty was born.

Mark Twain Quotes

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

Lord Chesterfield Quotes

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