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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 antedates clothes and will be resumed when clothes are no more. Modesty died when clothes were born. Modesty died when false modesty was born. - Mark Twain

We wound our modesty and make foul the clearness of our deserving's, when of ourselves we publish them. - William Shakespeare

With people of only moderate ability modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Loquacity storms the ear, but modesty takes the heart. - Thomas Fuller

True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves. [La., Verum est aviditas dives, et pauper pudor] - Phaedrus

Suit the action to the world, the world to the action, with this special observance, that you overstep not the modesty of nature. - William Shakespeare

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

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