Quotations on Modesty

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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.
- Akhenaton
(Keywords: Power, Virtue, Heaven, Influence, Modesty, Stars, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

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
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)

No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.
- Bernard Barton
(Keywords: Age, Sex, Man, Modesty, Necessity, Rank)

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
(Keywords: Age, Sex, Man, Modesty, Necessity, Rank)

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Balance, Conceit, Modesty, Popularity)

In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Doctors, Modesty, Right, Treatment)

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
(Keywords: Virtue, Modesty, Poets, World)

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Modesty, Praise)

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Keywords: Modesty, Sincerity)

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Modesty, Will, Words)

One of the problems with sex education... is that it also strips kids - especially girls - of their modesty to have every detail of anatomy, physiology and condom usage made explicit.
- James Dobson
(Keywords: Education, Sex, Detail, Girls, Kids, Modesty, Problems)

Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.
- Delphine de Girardin
(Keywords: Mind, Modesty, Taste)

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
(Keywords: Modesty, Opinion)

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.
- Arthur Helps
(Keywords: Beauty, Cosmetics, Humility, Modesty, Purity, Spirit, Temper, Temperance)

Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
- Herodotus
(Keywords: Clothes, Modesty, Woman)

Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.
- Louis Kronenberger
(Keywords: Fact, Modesty, Nothing, Vanity)

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
(Keywords: Sex, Hope, Clothes, Expression, Modesty, Sex appeal, Simplicity)

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
- Yves Saint Laurent
(Keywords: Sex, Hope, Clothes, Expression, Modesty, Sex appeal, Simplicity)

It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness.
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Keywords: Men, Women, Boldness, Modesty, Value)

I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade - or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.
- Belva Lockwood
(Keywords: Women, Politics, Sex, Virtue, Law, Literature, Modesty, Trade)

Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Keywords: Nature, Virtue, Actions, May, Modesty, Motive, Passion, Shame, Vice)

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by.
- Andre Maurois
(Keywords: Men, Modesty, Praise)

"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
(Keywords: Appetite, Drinking, Eating, Modesty, Restraint)

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.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Keywords: People, Hope, Modesty, Thinking, Will, Word)

I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself.
- Edith Sitwell
(Keywords: Time, Modesty, Thinking)

Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart.
- Robert South
(Keywords: Heart, Loquacity, Modesty, Storms)

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
- Richard Steele
(Keywords: Beauty, Modesty, Nothing, Wit)

As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
- Jonathan Swift
(Keywords: Fool, Man, May, Modesty, Sense, Will, Woman)









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