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True modesty avoids everything that is criminal; false modesty everything that is unfashionable.

True modesty is a discerning grace, and only blushes in the proper place, but counterfeit is blind, and skulks through fear, where 'tis a shame to be ashamed to appear; humility the parent of the first; the last by vanity produced and nursed.

Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed. They are sensitive plants, that will not bear too familiar approaches.

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.

With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.


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