Courtesy, modesty, good manners, conformity to definite ethical standards are universal, but what constitutes courtesy, modesty, good manners, and definite ethical standards is not universal. It is instructive to know that standards differ in the most unexpected ways,
He that will deserve the name of a Christian must be such a man as excelleth through the knowledge of Christ and His doctrine; in modesty and righteousness of mind, in constancy of life, in virtuous fortitude, and in maintaining sincere piety toward the one and the only God, who is all in all.eusebius of caesarea
Beneath the gentle modesty of his behavior lay the absolute assurance of a born artist.paul scofield
If you could be alarmed into the semblance of modesty, you would charm everybody; but remember my joke against you about the Moon and the Solar System;—"Damn the solar system! bad light — planets too distant — pestered with comets — feeble contriviance; — could make a better with great ease."sydney smith
When I wrote about Hank Williams 'A hundred floors above me in the tower of song', it's not some kind of inverse modesty. I know where Hank Williams stands in the history of popular song. Your Cheatin' Heart, songs like that, are sublime, in his own tradition, and I feel myself a very minor writer.hank williams
True modesty avoids everything that is criminal; false modesty everything that is unfashionable.joseph addison
On the contrary, modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.Oliver Goldsmith
Longevity and short life, suffering and happiness — all aspects of human life depend on modesty in food and drink.namboku mizuno
In science, modesty and genius do not coexist well together. (In Washington, modesty and cleverness don’t.) Einstein is perhaps the most famous exception to the rule.charles krauthammer
For what is modesty but hypocritical humility, by means of which, in a world swelling with vile envy, a man seeks to beg pardon for his excellences and merits from those who have none? For whoever attributes no merit to himself because he really has none is not modest, but merely honest.Arthur Schopenhauer
Discourse may want an animated "No" To brush the surface, and to make it flow; But still remember, if you mean to please, To press your point with modesty and ease.william cowper
The woman who goes to bed with a man must put off her modesty with her petticoat, and put it on again with the same.
Longevity and short life, suffering and happiness - all aspects of human life depend on modesty in food and drink."
For, as blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.Alexander Pope
We come and go. Asa di Var : Make compassion the cotton, contentment the thread , modesty the knot and truth .
The wisely cultivated man, conscious how insignificant a drop he is in the vast stream of life, learns his limitation, and accepts events with modesty and equanimity.
By Allah no one is our Sh?‘ah except that he has piety for God and obeys him. They (the Sh?‘ah) are not known and recognized except for their humility, modesty, fear of God, trustworthiness, plenty of remembrance of God, fasting, service, kindness to the parents, looking after the poor neighbours and afflicted people, mentioning them with nothing except goodness and beneficence; and they are the trustees for their tribes in all the affairs.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. With people with only modest ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent, it is hypocrisy.
Legitimized love always despises its easygoing brother Like all women, being very fond of indigestible things Presence of a woman, that sovereign inspiration Spirit of order and arithmetic in the business house Subtleties of expression to describe the most improper things Thin veneer of modesty of every woman Thrill of furious and bestial anger which urges on a mob to massacre .
For many, the hijab represents modesty , piety and devotion to God , and I truly respect that. But the hijab should not be used as a means of applying social pressure on people.
modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.joseph addison
For the Lawes of Nature (as Justice , Equity , modesty , Mercy , and (in summe) doing to others , as wee would be done to ,) of themselves, without the terrour of some Power, to cause them to be observed, are contrary to our naturall Passions, that carry us to Partiality, Pride, Revenge, and the like. And Covenants, without the Sword, are but Words, and of no strength to secure a man at all.thomas hobbes
I will not be modest . Humble, as much as you like, but not modest. modesty is the virtue of the lukewarm.