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

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The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent, and is modest about it.
Nationalities and Nationalism
James Agate

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

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I was a modest, good-humored boy. It is Oxford that has made me insufferable.
Colleges and Universities
Sir Max Beerbohm

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A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
Modesty
Jean De La Bruyere

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

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

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He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.
Modesty
Winston Churchill

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Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
Sincerity
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

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The superior man is modest in his speech but exceeds in his actions.
Action
Confucius

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Modesty is the color of virtue.
Modesty
Diogenes of Sinope

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Modesty is the beauty of women.
Modesty
Gaelic Proverb

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

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If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.
Fame
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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A modest woman, dressed out in all her finery, is the most tremendous object of the whole creation.
Dress
Oliver Goldsmith

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

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

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Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person
Modesty
Horace

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A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him.
Humility
Edgar Watson Howe

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The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.
Modesty
Edgar Watson Howe

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Ornaments were invented by modesty.
Modesty
Joseph Joubert

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

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

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It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
Mistakes
Jean Rostand

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We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
Modesty
Jean Rostand

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