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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
Modesty in woman is a virtue most deserving, since we do all we can to cure her of it.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
Honore De Balzac
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
Women's modesty generally increases with their beauty.
Remember that with her clothes a woman puts off her modesty.
I think that for the highest achievements nowadays... need to have the stable as a rock scientific base. And also need to own modesty.
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.
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.
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Richard Steele Sr
I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade - or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
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
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