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Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.

Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.

by Delphine De Girardin 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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Can it be
That modesty may more betray our sense
Than woman's lightness? Having waste ground enough,
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Can it be
That modesty may more betray our sense
Than woman's lightness? Having waste ground enough,
Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary
And pitch our evils there?

by William Shakespeare 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 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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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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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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Immodest words admit of no defence;
For want of decency is want of sense.

Immodest words admit of no defence;
For want of decency is want of sense.

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Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a
valuable and lasting authority.

Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a
valuable and lasting authority.

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