> Topic Index > M - Topics > Modesty Quotes

Modesty Quotes


Pages: Prev 123Next

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue

Modesty is the appendage of sobriety, and is to chastity, to temperance, and to humility as the fringes are to a garment.

Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.

Modesty is the color of virtue.

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

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.

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty.

Modesty makes large amends for the pain it gives those who labor under it, by the prejudice it affords every worthy person in their favor.

Modesty never rages, never murmurs, never pouts when it is ill-treated.

Modesty once extinguished knows not how to return.

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

Modesty was designed by Providence as a guard to virtue, and that it might be always at hand it is wrought into the mechanism of the body. It is likewise proportioned to the occasions of life, and strongest in youth when passion is so too.

Modesty, when she goes, is gone forever.

On their own merits modest men are dumb.

That modest grace subdued my soul; that chastity of look, which seems to hang a veil of purest light o'er all her beauties.

The first of all virtues is innocence; the next is modesty. If we banish modesty out of the world, she carries away with her half the virtue that is in it.

The greatest ornament of an illustrious life is modesty and humility, which go a great way in the character even of the most exalted princes.

The modest man has everything to gain, and the arrogant man everything to lose, for modesty has always to deal with generosity, and arrogance with envy.

There are as many kinds of modesty as there are races. To the English woman it is a duty; to the French woman a propriety.


Pages: Prev 123Next