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A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
~ Jean de la BruyA¨re | ( French satiric moralist. ) | 1645-1696 | Modesty
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau | ( Swiss political philosopher and essayist. ) | 1712-1778 | Modesty
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
~ Louisa May Alcott | (American novelist ) | 1832-1888 | Modesty
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.
~ Winston Churchill | ( British politician. ) | 1874-1965 | Modesty
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can't do it.
~ Ernest Hemingway | ( American Writer. ) | 1898-1961 | Modesty
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Modesty
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Modesty forbids what the law does not.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca | ( Roman philosopher and playwright. ) | 4 BC-65 | Modesty
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Modesty
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
~ Joseph Addison | (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Modesty
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
~ Honore de Balzac | ( French novelist. ) | 1799-1850 | Modesty
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Modesty
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
~ Lord Chesterfield | (British statesman. ) | 1694-1773 | Modesty
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
~ Oliver Goldsmith | ( Irish writer ) | 1728-1774 | Modesty
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Modesty
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Ornaments were invented by modesty.
~ Joseph Joubert | (French moralist. ) | 1754-1824 | Modesty
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
~ FranA§ois de La Rochefoucauld | ( French writer. ) | 1613-1680 | Modesty
quotes Division : Russian writers   
     
The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.
~ Mark Twain | (American Humorist and Educator ) | 1835 - 1910 | Modesty
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.
~ Benjamin Franklin | ( American statesman ) | 1706-1790 | Modesty
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person
~ Horace | ( Latin lyric poet. ) | BC 65-8 | Modesty
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
~ Jean Rostand | (French biologist and philosopher. ) | 1894-1977 | Modesty
quotes Division : French Philosophers   
     
We wound our modesty and make foul the clearness of our deservings, when of ourselves we publish them.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Modesty
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus | ( Roman historian. ) | 55-117 | Modesty
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     

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