"To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness."
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"Modesty is the chastity of merit, the virginity of noble souls."
"Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues."
"No truly great person ever thought themselves so."
"Modesty; the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it."
"Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person"
"The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them."
"Ornaments were invented by modesty."
"So rare is the union of beauty with modesty."
"The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it."
"Always remember when you are on top of the world , that the earth rotates every 24 hrs."
"It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help"
"Be smart, but never show it."
"Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet; In short, my dear, kiss me and be quiet."
"No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune."
"When you automate an industry you modernize it; when you automate a life you primitivize it."
"You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in: That world is gone."
"Anyone who lives in this time is concerned with grottiness."
"For we which now behold these present days have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise."
"There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness."
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