In all modesty, we must admit that governments are not always the best doctors when it comes to diagnosing economic ailments and prescribing the right treatment.
Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem of her honor.
I don't think anyone who genuinely embraced sincerity, charity and modesty could be intolerant or divisive.
Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.
There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
So many Irish actors overplay that modesty because they're afraid people will judge them and say, 'The state of yer man, he thinks he's great,' or whatever.
Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.
Modesty in dress and language and deportment is a true mark of refinement and a hallmark of a virtuous Latter-day Saint woman.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty... but I am too busy thinking about myself.
As in all his subsequent dealings with France, Ho Chi Minh's demands were a model of modesty.
The earth is large and old enough to teach us modesty.
Sometimes the best virtue learned on the battlefield is modesty.
When the gratitude that many owe to one discards all modesty, then there is fame.
Architecture is a rare collective profession: it's always exercised by groups. There is an essential modesty, which is a complete contradiction to the notion of a star.
Modesty isn’t always a virtue; it can be a hindrance; a careful measure of personal pride builds confidence and ensures success.
That which is really beautiful has no need of anything; not more than law, not more than truth, not more than benevolence or modesty.
Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.
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.
Consider an achievement accidental if it is not coupled with modesty. Because if the achiever had endeavoured for it, it would certainly have killed their pride.
If modesty and candor are necessary to an author in his judgment of his own works, no less are they in his reader.