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To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Be smart, but never show it.
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.
The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it.
Do not make yourself so big, you are not so small.
Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it.
We wound our modesty and make foul the clearness of our deservings, when of ourselves we publish them.
Modesty is the conscience of the body.
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
Always remember when you are on top of the world , that the earth rotates every 24 hrs.
Modesty is the beauty of women.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
She just wore enough for modesty; no more!
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Modesty is the color of virtue.
If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.
Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
No truly great person ever thought themselves so.
I don't like to write like God. It is only because you never do it, though, that the critics think you can't do it.
Modesty; the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person
The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them.
Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
So rare is the union of beauty with modesty.
Ornaments were invented by modesty.
Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help
Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty. If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.
Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet.
No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.
We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
Modesty forbids what the law does not.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.