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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 can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart.
Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.
Delphine de Girardin
Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.
Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Architecture is a rare collective profession: it's always exercised by groups. There is an essential modesty, which is a complete contradiction to the notion of a star.
The impudence of the sinner displeases God as much as the modesty of the penitent gives him pleasure.
I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.
To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
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.'
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.
With a woman of sophistication, class and modesty and refinement, I become a totally tongue-tied buffoon. I can't even look her straight in the face.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
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
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
I don't think anyone who genuinely embraced sincerity, charity and modesty could be intolerant or divisive.
I like working fast, but I got to the age where the real difference between television and the movies is, I'm not smart enough to be in the movies. It's a very political world. In all modesty, I can say that I'm a much better actor, but that doesn't matter.
Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more.
If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader.
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.
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.
With sincere modesty, if there is such a thing, I have never thought of legacy at all. I am always grateful if people like what I have done. A legacy is something no one can forsee.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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