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Modesty

Modesty Quotes

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

"Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false."
Joseph Addison

"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 to merit, what shade is to figures in a picture; it gives it strength and makes it stand out."
Jean de la Bruyere

"When one remains modest, not after praise but after blame, then is he really so."
Jean Paul Richter

"Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable."
Sir Richard Steele



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Modesty Definition: Freedom from vanity or conceit. Not inclined to boast.

Etymology of 'Modesty'
1530s, "freedom from exaggeration, self-control," from Middle French modestie or directly from Latin modestia "moderation, sense of honor, correctness of conduct," from modestus "moderate, keeping measure, sober, gentle, temperate," from modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)). Meaning "quality of having a moderate opinion of oneself" is from 1550s.

Positive Suggestions:
"Awaken your natural Modesty"
"Perfect Modesty is within you"
"Allow yourself to feel Modest now"
"Accept Modesty"
"Trust in your Modesty"
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