Nothing more enhances authority than silence. It is the crowning virtue of the strong, the refuge of the weak, the modesty of the proud, the pride of the humble, the prudence of the wise, and the sense of fools. To speak is to ... dissipate one's strength; whereas what action demands is concentration. Silence is a necessary preliminary to the ordering of one's thoughts.
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
American author, politician and advertising executive (1886-1967)
With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy.
German philosopher (1788–1860)
I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way - I hope it never will.
Austrian-American actor, bodybuilder, and politician (born 1947)
Modesty, The gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist
When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
Egyptian pharaoh in 18th Dynasty
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
politician, writer and playwright (1672-1719)
No education can be of true advantage to young women but that which trains them up in humble industry, in great plainness of living, in exact modesty of dress.
It isn't false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn't mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work.
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
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