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True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself.
Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman.
Ezra Taft Benson
Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty.
Our life is half natural and half technological. Half-and-half is good. You cannot deny that high-tech is progress. We need it for jobs. Yet if you make only high-tech, you make war. So we must have a strong human element to keep modesty and natural life.
Nam June Paik
Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.
I don't think anyone who genuinely embraced sincerity, charity and modesty could be intolerant or divisive.
No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.
The thing I hate most is false modesty. The artists who are, like, 'Oh, you know, I'm really not that good. Oh, I can't believe I'm here.' I find it vaguely sinister, even.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
Yves Saint Laurent
Modesty is not one of my virtues.
First and foremost, the monk should own nothing in this world, but he should have as his possessions solitude of the body, modesty of bearing, a modulated tone of voice, and a well-ordered manner of speech. He should be without anxiety as to his food and drink, and should eat in silence.
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Modesty is the color of virtue.
Diogenes of Sinope
For many, the hijab represents modesty, piety and devotion to God, and I truly respect that. But the hijab should not be used as a means of applying social pressure on people.
Queen Rania of Jordan
Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.
Delphine de Girardin
I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.
To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of holy magnificence and holy modesty; round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves.
Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
It isn't false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn't mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work.
To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.
Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart.
A good youth ought to have a fear of God, to be subject to his parents, to give honor to his elders, to preserve his purity; he ought not to despise humility, but should love forbearance and modesty. All these are an ornament to youthful years.
I will say I was a lot bigger as Superman. A lot bigger. I'm not saying how much. It's modesty about the weight - I've always been worried about my weight - but I also don't want to invite that debate: 'Henry weighs this, so he's the perfect Superman.' Or, 'Henry doesn't weigh this, and therefore he's not believable in the role.'
Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more.
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.
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