True happiness cannot not be achieved through wealth, fame or action, But through love, modesty and self satisfaction.
Modesty, tis a virtue not often found among poets, for almost every one of them thinks himself the greatest in the world.
'Sex' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.
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.
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.
For many, the hijab represents modesty, piety and devotion to God, and I truly respect that. But the hijab should not be used as a means of applying social pressure on people.
Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.
The thing I hate most is false modesty. The artists who are, like, 'Oh, you know, I'm really not that good. Oh, I can't believe I'm here.' I find it vaguely sinister, even.
It isn't false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn't mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work.
Journalists ask me, 'Why don't you ever talk about sex in your performances?' True, I don't talk about sex - not in my personal life and not in my professional life. This is modesty.
I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty...But I am too busy thinking about myself.
To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
With a woman of sophistication, class and modesty and refinement, I become a totally tongue-tied buffoon. I can't even look her straight in the face.
The Judge: Deciding what is true and what isn't now seems to me...a lack of modesty.
The Judge: Vanity.
I do not believe in sex distinction in literature, law, politics, or trade - or that modesty and virtue are more becoming to women than to men, but wish we had more of it everywhere.
He had not even the self-complacency that enables stupid people to accept their mediocrity with unction; he had on the contrary an engaging modesty.
They praised his modesty and did not listen to him, for listening is a rare gift, and men will have their heroes.
A blanket could be used to cover up my modesty. And used to cover up my nakedness.
- Why you? - (...) I’m the best. - Modest of you. - I am the best. Modesty has nothing to say about it.
In my time first cousins did not meet like strangers. But we are learning modesty from the Americans, and old English ways are too gross for us.
Beautiful colors exist, though we do not realize it, and are glimpsed behind the veil that modesty has drawn over them.