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Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise
Be modest! It is the kind of pride least likely to offend
False modesty is the most decent of all falsehoods
We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil
Modesty once lost, never returns into favour
True modesty avoids everything that is criminal; false modesty everything that is unfashionable
Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue
Modesty is that feeling by which honorable shame acquires a valuable and lasting authority
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good
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