Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
A modesty in delivering our sentiments leaves us a liberty of changing them without blushing.
A modest man never talks of himself.
At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
Good taste is the modesty of the mind; that is why it cannot be either imitated or acquired.
The violet droops its soft and bashful brow, But from its heart sweet incense fills the air; So rich within – so pure without – art thou, With modest mien and soul of virtue rare.
In the world’s audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight.
Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly overvalued by others.
What can be found equal to modesty, uncorrupt faith, the sister of justice, and undisguised truth?
Modesty is a sweet song-bird no open cage-door can tempt to flight.