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  Modesty is the conscience of the body.  
 -  Honore de Balzac
  

  A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.  
 -  Joseph Addison
  

  Modesty is the color of virtue.  
 -  Gary Sinise
  

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

  Modesty forbids what the law does not.  
 -  Albert Schweitzer
  

  Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.  
 -  John Kenneth Galbraith
  

  We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.  
 -  Jean Rostand
  

  He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.  
 -  Paulo Coelho
  

  With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  Modesty is the conscience of the body.  
 -  Honore De Balzac
  

  Modesty is my best quality.  
 -  Jack Benny
  

  Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.  
 -  Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  

  Bling is over. Red carpet covered with rhinestones is out. I call it 'the new modesty.'  
 -  Karl Lagerfeld
  

  Women's modesty generally increases with their beauty.  
 -  Friedrich Nietzsche
  

  To forgive and to be forgiven are the two points of holy magnificence and holy modesty; round these two centres the whole doctrine of largesse revolves.  
 -  Charles Williams
  

  Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.  
 -  Oliver Goldsmith
  

  Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.  
 -  Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
  

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

  Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.  
 -  Major Taylor
  

  Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.  
 -  Katharine Hepburn
  

  True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.  
 -  John Milton
  

  Intelligence could be more briliant within modesty.  
 -  Toba Beta
  

  No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.  
 -  Vernon Law
  

  Modesty is not one of my virtues.  
 -  Alan King
  

  False modesty can be worse than arrogance.  
 -  David Mitchell
  

  I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.  
 -  Yves Saint-Laurent
  

  I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.  
 -  Yves Saint-Laurent
  

  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.  
 -  Paul Goodman