Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader.
Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.
The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.
Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.
True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
If modesty disappeared, so would exhibitionism.
Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
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.
False modesty can be worse than arrogance.
I don't like false modesty.
I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.
The impudence of the sinner displeases God as much as the modesty of the penitent gives him pleasure.
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.
I was raised in a very Middle Eastern household, and modesty was very important, and dressing to not be desirable or provocative was very important.
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.