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Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive. - Bernard Mandeville

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

Be smart, but never show it. - Louis B Mayer

Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet. - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Modesty is the beauty of women. - Gaelic Proverb

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

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

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable. - Sir Richard Steele

When a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing. - Publius Cornelius Tacitus

The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf. - Mark Twain

She just wore enough for modesty; no more! - Robert Buchanan

Modesty is the color of virtue. - Diogenes of Sinope

If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known. - William E. B. Du Bois

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues. - Oliver Goldsmith

Modesty; the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. - Oliver Herford

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person - Horace

Always remember when you are on top of the world , that the earth rotates every 24 hrs. - Steve G. Makris

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