43 Quotes About Modesty


There are many perceptions to what modesty is and what it isn’t. These quotes about modesty encourage a new standard to be met by society and other individuals.

“A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.”

“A modest little person, with much to be modest about.”

“A sarcastic person has a superiority complex that can be cured only by the honesty of humility.”

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

“Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.”

“An arrogant man whose arrogance we see from his own behaviour is more tolerable than a humble man whose humility we hear of from his own mouth.”

“False modesty can be worse than arrogance.”

“Fear is a spirit that keeps you sitting, Boldness helps you to stand. Humility reminds us when to sit again, Pride never sits only stands.”

“Having a low opinion of yourself is not modesty. It’s self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not egotism. It’s a necessary precondition to happiness and success.”

“He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.”

“I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty. But I am too busy thinking about myself.”

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

“Immodest and attractive is easy. Modest and repulsive is easy too. But modest and attractive is an art form.”

“In life humility is not a handicap, arrogance is not a strength.”

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”

“It’s not much of a tail, but I’m sort of attached to it.”

“Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.”

“Modesty answers not the crude how of femininity, but the beautiful why.”

“Modesty forbids what the law does not.”

“Modesty is a quality in a lover more praised by the women than liked.”

“Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.”

“Modesty is invisibility. Never forget it. To be seen to be seen is to be penetrated. What you must be girls, is impenetrable.”

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

“Modesty is the color of virtue.”

“Modesty is the conscience of the body.”

“Modesty is the delicate form of hypocrisy.”

“Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others.”

“Modesty should be typical of the success of a champion.”

“Modesty, if you consider it, is the most unforgivable sort of falsehood: it’s a lie that does damage to no one but yourself.”

“Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.”

“No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune.”

“No truly great person ever thought themselves so.”

“The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.”

“The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf.”

“The thunder of false modesty was deafening.”

“There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

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

“Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem of her honor.”

“Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.”

“We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.”

“We wound our modesty and make foul the clearness of our deservings, when of ourselves we publish them.”

“When you know who you are, you won’t have false modesty.”

“You do not become smarter by blowing your own horn. You become smarter by being humble.”

There are many reasons why modesty is valued. With an inward approach, natural beauty is something that can be obtained beyond the scope of what we can just see.

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