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    Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.

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

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

by Lord Chesterfield Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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I met the youthful lord at Laurence' cell
And gave him what becomed love I might,
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I met the youthful lord at Laurence' cell
And gave him what becomed love I might,
Not stepping o'er the bounds of modesty.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.

No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.

by Mary Wortley Montagu Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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Give place to your betters.
[Lat., De locum melioribus.]

Give place to your betters.
[Lat., De locum melioribus.]

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Modesty antedates clothes and will be resumed when clothes are no
more.
Modesty died when clothes were born.
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Modesty antedates clothes and will be resumed when clothes are no
more.
Modesty died when clothes were born.
Modesty died when false modesty was born.

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Why, to hear Betsy Bobbet talk about wimmin's throwin' their
modesty away, you would think if they ever went read more

Why, to hear Betsy Bobbet talk about wimmin's throwin' their
modesty away, you would think if they ever went to the political
pole, they would have to take their dignity and modesty and throw
'em against the pole, and go without any all the rest of their
lives.

by Marietta Holley Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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Modesty is to merit, what shade is to figures in a picture; it
gives it strength and makes it read more

Modesty is to merit, what shade is to figures in a picture; it
gives it strength and makes it stand out.

by Jean De La Bruyere Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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Her modest looks the cottage might adorn,
Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.

Her modest looks the cottage might adorn,
Sweet as the primrose peeps beneath the thorn.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

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