"Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue."
"Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false."
"A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of."
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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