I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
A great man is always willing to be little.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
I love luxury. And luxury lies not in richness and ornateness but in the absence of vulgarity. Vulgarity is the ugliest word in our language. I stay in the game to fight it.
Modesty in woman is a virtue most deserving, since we do all we can to cure her of it
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue
Modesty and unselfishness: These are the virtues which men praise, and pass by
So great is the modesty of your mind and face, Sophronius that I wonder you should ever have become a father
Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.
Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
Modesty is my best quality
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings
It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody
Modesty once extinguished knows not how to return
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
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.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
It is the mark of a modest man to accept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of opportunity.
Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Master Nansen was washing clothes
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.
Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.