Quotation Explorer - 'Modesty'

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue. - John Kenneth Galbraith
As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense. - Jonathan Swift
Modesty in an actor is as fake as passion in a call girl. - Jackie Gleason
O Woman - Allah has made you the Queen of Piety and Modesty, Don't belittle yourself to be the slave of unlawful admiration and mortal fame & fortune. - Ayisha Tabbassum
You don’t want modesty, you want humility. Humility comes from inside out. It says someone was here before me and I’m here because I’ve been paid for. I have something to do and I will do that because I’m paying for someone else who has yet to come. - Maya Angelou
Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth. - Madam Guizot
Love, forgiveness, modesty, humility and gratitude are most important virtues in life. - P. Remes
Christianity, true Christianity, is experienced when we crucify the anger, pride, vanity and lust that dwells within ourselves and consciously replace it with the sacrificial love, humility, modesty and chasteness of the One who so many profess to believe in and follow. - - Jason Neville Versey
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. - Confucius
Modesty has, and will remain, an alluring trait because where egoism falters, humility conquers. - Andy Paula
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself. - Edith Sitwell
The Great Way is not named; Great Discriminations are not spoken; Great Benevolence is not benevolent; Great Modesty is not humble; Great Daring does not attack. If the Way is made clear, it is not the Way. - Chuang Chou
I like a cook who smiles out loud when he tastes his own work.Let God worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm. - Robert Farrar Capon
Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty, and self-respect are the qualities which make a real gentleman or lady. - Thomas H. Huxley
True happiness cannot not be achieved through wealth, fame or action, But through love, modesty and self satisfaction. - Mouloud Benzadi
He had not even the self-complacency that enables stupid people to accept their mediocrity with unction; he had on the contrary an engaging modesty. - W. Somerset Maugham
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise. - Lord Chesterfield
To confess your fallibility and then do nothing about it is not humble; it is boasting of your modesty. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
On the whole I try to keep Modesty and Willie in timeless settings, which is why I avoid all the latest slang and in-words. It won't be long before 'brill' sounds as dated as 'super' does now. [Uncle Happy, 1990] - Peter O'Donnell
Young things like you don't need any ornaments but those you wear to-night: youth, health, intelligence, and modesty. - Louisa May Alcott
Be like the sun for grace and mercy. Be like the night to cover others' faults. Be like running water for generosity. Be like death for rage and anger. Be like the Earth for modesty. Appear as you are. Be as you appear. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Modesty is the citadel of beauty. - Demades
Modesty is an excuse for sloppiness, laziness, self- indulgence; small ambitions evoke small efforts. - Stephen Vizinczey
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. - Akhenaton
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. - William Shakespeare
Intellectual modesty is humility as to what I know; intellectual humility is modesty as to what I do not know - Tariq Ramadan
If you lose your integrity, you will also lose your identity, your sensitivity and your dignity. Integrity is honesty, modesty and security in all kinds of weather. It should be our priority! - Israelmore Ayivor
Consider an achievement accidental if it is not coupled with modesty. Because if the achiever had endeavoured for it, it would certainly have killed their pride. - Raheel Farooq
Truth is more important than modesty - Roald Dahl
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