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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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Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

by Honore De Balzac Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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Modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

Modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.

by Jonathan Swift Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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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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There's a lot to be said for the fellow who doesn't say it himself.

There's a lot to be said for the fellow who doesn't say it himself.

by Maurice Switzer Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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He saw her charming, but he saw not half
The charms her downcast modesty conceal'd.

He saw her charming, but he saw not half
The charms her downcast modesty conceal'd.

by James Thomson (1) Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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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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What can be found equal to modesty, uncorrupt faith, the sister
of justice, and undisguised truth?
[Lat., Cui read more

What can be found equal to modesty, uncorrupt faith, the sister
of justice, and undisguised truth?
[Lat., Cui pudor et justitiae soror incorrupta fides nudaque
veritas quando ullum inveniet parem?]

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The modesty's a candle to thy merit.

The modesty's a candle to thy merit.

by Henry Fielding Found in: Modesty Quotes,
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