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I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will. (Quote by - Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Modesty is the color of virtue. (Quote by - Diogenes of Sinope)

Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a valuable and lasting authority. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil. (Quote by - Jean Jacques Rousseau)

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help (Quote by - Miss Manners)

Her modest looks the cottage might adorn, Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn. (Quote by - Oliver Goldsmith)

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings. (Quote by - Hector Berlioz)

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. (Quote by - Charles Williams)

When one remains modest, not after praise but after blame, then is he really so. (Quote by - Jean Paul Richter)

Modesty is the conscience of the body. (Quote by - Honore De Balzac)

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. (Quote by - Nam June Paik)

Modesty is to merit, what shade is to figures in a picture; it gives it strength and makes it stand out. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

And Modesty, who, when she goes, Is gone for ever (Quote by - Walter Landor)

Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense. (Quote by - Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscomon)

Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion. (Quote by - Major Taylor)

Modesty antedates clothes and will be resumed when clothes are no more. Modesty died when clothes were born. Modesty died when false modesty was born. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

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. (Quote by - Tom Glazer )

He takes the greatest ornament from friendship, who takes modesty from it.(Quote by - Cicero)

We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds. (Quote by - Jean Rostand)

Modesty is my best quality. (Quote by - Jack Benny)

Modesty and chastity are twins (Quote by - Anna Brownell Jameson)

It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody. (Quote by - Jules Renard)

If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader. (Quote by - Sarah Fielding)

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. (Quote by - William Law)


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