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Good taste is the modesty of the mind - that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired. (Quote by - Delphine De Girardin)

Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world. (Quote by - Miguel De Cervantes)

His modesty amounts to deformity. (Quote by - Margot Asquith)

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

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. (Quote by - Kim Campbell)

No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune. (Quote by - Mary Wortley Montagu)

In all modesty, my summing up of 1955-6 and 1956-7 must be that no club in the country could live with Manchester United. (Quote by - Matt Busby)

Can it be That modesty may more betray our sense Than woman's lightness? Having waste ground enough, Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary And pitch our evils there? (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

There's a lot to be said for the fellow who doesn't say it himself. (Quote by - Maurice Switzer)

Give place to your betters. (Quote by - Publius Terentius Afer)

Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty (Quote by - Herodotus)

She just wore Enough for modesty - no more White Rose and Red. (Quote by - Robert Buchanan)

Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked. (Quote by - Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

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. (Quote by - Bernard de Mandeville)

Why, to hear Betsy Bobbet talk about wimmin's throwin' their modesty away, you would think if they ever went to the political pole, they would have to take their dignity and modesty and throw 'em against the pole, and go without any all the rest of their lives. (Quote by - Marietta Holley)

Modesty forbids what the law does not. (Quote by - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Blushes are the rainbow of modesty (Quote by - Suzanne Curchod Necker)

He saw her charming, but he saw not half The charms her downcast modesty conceal'd. (Quote by - James Thomson)

What can be found equal to modesty, uncorrupt faith, the sister of justice, and undisguised truth? (Quote by - Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Some are blessed with musical ability, others with good looks. Myself, I was blessed with modesty. (Quote by - Roger Moore)

Modesty and unselfishness - these are the virtues which men praise - and pass by. (Quote by - Andre Maurois)

I met the youthful lord at Laurence' cell And gave him what becomed love I might, Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves. (Quote by - John Milton)

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. (Quote by - Akhenaton)

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either. (Quote by - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)


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