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He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Modesty forbids what the law does not.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will.
'Sex' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
Marquis de Sade
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
Honore de Balzac
I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
Yves Saint Laurent
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
Louisa May Alcott
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
John Kenneth Galbraith
When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
If modesty disappeared, so would exhibitionism.
Bling is over. Red carpet covered with rhinestones is out. I call it 'the new modesty.'
Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness.
Ninon de L'Enclos
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
Miguel de Cervantes
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself.
False modesty can be worse than arrogance.
Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
Modesty is my best quality.
Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty.
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