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Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

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

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

by Sir Richard Steele Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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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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Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false

Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false

by Joseph Addison Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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Like the violet, which alone
Prospers in some happy shade,
My Castara lives unknown
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Like the violet, which alone
Prospers in some happy shade,
My Castara lives unknown
To no looser eye betrayed.

by William Habington Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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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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It rarely adds anything to say, "In my opinion" -- not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; read more

It rarely adds anything to say, "In my opinion" -- not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope.

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He takes the greatest ornament from friendship, who takes modesty
from it.
[Lat., Maximum ornamentum amicitiae tollit, qui read more

He takes the greatest ornament from friendship, who takes modesty
from it.
[Lat., Maximum ornamentum amicitiae tollit, qui ex ea tollit
verecudiam.]

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