Modesty is my best quality.

Jack Benny

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

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.

Louis hector Berlioz

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


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

Lord Chesterfield

Modesty is the citadel of beauty.


Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.

Jeremy Collier

It rarely adds anything to say, ''In my opinion'' -not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope.

Paul Goodman

Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth.

Madam Guizot

Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty; without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.

Richard Steele, Sr.

Modesty in an actor is as fake as passion in a call girl.

Jackie Gleason

Modesty and chastity are important values for us and we are not giving them up.

Antonio Sciortino

It is only the first obstacle which counts to conquer modesty.

J. B. Bossuet

Make no display of your talents or attainments; for every one will clearly see, admire, and acknowledge them, so long as you cover them with the beautiful veil of modesty.

Nathaniel Emmons

I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

Yves Saint Laurent

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

Edith Sitwell

As to modesty and decency, if we are simians we have done well, considering: but if we are something else- fallen angels - we have indeed fallen far.

Clarence Day

The delicate balance between modesty and conceit is popularity.

Max Beerbohm

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Modesty is an excuse for sloppiness, laziness, self- indulgence; small ambitions evoke small efforts.

Stephen Vizinczey

In all modesty, I am a hard man to discredit.

Stetson Kennedy

I am impressed with his demeanor, his intelligence, his sense of humor, his modesty, ... Absent some bombshell, which I don't expect, I think he will be confirmed and quite handily.

Kent Conrad

[The] Great suffer hours of depression through introspection and self-doubt. That is why they are great. That is why you will find modesty and humility the characteristics of such men.

Bruce Barton

Modesty is the color of virtue.

Diogenes Of Sinope

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

Oliver Herford