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modesty Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes about modesty
  1. #1
    “But I perceive in you so excellent
    a touch of modesty, that you will not extort
    from me what I am willing to keep in. Therefore it
    charges me in manners the rather to express myself.
    You must know of me, then, Antonio, my name
    is Sebastian, which I called Roderigo.”
  2. #2
    “She told me that her body was sacred and shouldn’t be exposed for all eyes to see. I liked the idea of living behind so much fabric. It would be a comfortable feeling.”
  3. #3
    “Modesty is not one of my virtues. At the time, virtue was not one of my virtues.”
  4. #4
    “Adam and Eve entered the world naked and unashamed --naked and pure-minded; and no descendant of theirs has ever entered it otherwise. All have entered it naked, unashamed, and clean in mind. They have entered it modest. ”
  5. #5
    “I entered Excessive Modesty Mode. Nothing is stupider and more ineffective than Excessive Modesty Mode. It is a mode in which you show that you’re modest by arguing with someone who is trying to compliment you. Essentially, you are going out of your way to try to convince someone that you’re a jerk.”
  6. #6
    “Would ye, O my sisters, really possess modesty . . . ye must acquire that soberness of mind, which the exercise of duties, and the pursuit of knowledge, alone inspire, or ye will remain in a doubtful dependent situation, and only be loved whilst ye are fair!”
  7. #7
    “Newton (that proverb of the mind), alas!
    Declared, with all his grand discoveries recent,
    That he himself felt only “like a youth
    Picking up shells by the great ocean—Truth”