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

Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman

Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.

Author: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

Profession: American Author

Modesty is the conscience of the body.

Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)

Profession: French Novelist

No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.

Author: Bruce Barton (1886-1967)

Profession: American Author, Advertising Executive

He seems determined to make a trumpet sound like a tin whistle.

Author: Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960)

Profession: British Labor Politician

A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.

Author: Jean De La Bruyere (1645-1696)

Profession: French Classical Writer

She just wore enough for modesty; no more!

Author: Robert Buchanan

Profession:

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.

Author: Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925)

Profession: American Editor, Essayist

Modesty is the color of virtue.

Author: Diogenes of Sinope

Profession: Cynic Philosopher

If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known.

Author: William E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)

Profession: American Historian, Educator, Writer, Journalist

To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls.

Author: Madame de Girardin

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