Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
Modesty and unselfishness these are the virtues which men praise and pass by.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty.. But I am too busy thinking about myself.
Trace science then, with modesty thy guide; First strip off all her equipage of pride; Deduct what is but vanity, or dress, Or learning's luxury, or idleness; Or tricks to show the stretch of human brain, Mere curious pleasure, or ingenious pain; Expunge
Modesty is a shining light it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.
Modesty and unselfishnessthese are the virtues which men praiseand pass by.
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
Suit the action to the world, the world to the action, with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature.
The artist must summon all his energy, his sincerity, and the greatest modesty in order to shatter the old cliches that come so easily to hand while working, which can suffocate the little flower that does not come, ever, the way one expects.
Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
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.
Friends are helpful not only because they will listen to us, but because they will laugh at us; Through them we learn a little objectivity, a little modesty, a little courtesy; We learn the rules of life and become better players of the game
A great man is always willing to be little.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
There's a proud modesty in merit; averse from asking, and resolved to pay ten times the gifts it asks
'Infidel' is a term of reproach, which Christians and Mohammedans, in their modesty, agree to apply to those who differ from them
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.
Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
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.
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