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Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler 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.
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.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
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.
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.
Modesty means admitting the possibility of error, subsuming the self for the good of the whole, remaining open to surprise and the gifts that only failure can bring. There are many ways to practice it. Try taking up golf. Or making your own bagels. Or raising a teenager.
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
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.
Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.
Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.
Delphine de Girardin
Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart.
Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.
To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
The impudence of the sinner displeases God as much as the modesty of the penitent gives him pleasure.
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.
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.
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.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
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.
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.
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 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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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