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But still remember, if you mean to please, To press your point with modesty and ease.
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William Cowper
English poet and hymnodist (1731–1800)

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Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable.
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Richard Steele
British playwright and politician (1672-1729)

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The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panti-girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, stomacher, chemise, virgin zone, spike heels, nose ring, veil, kid gloves, fishnet stockings, fichu, bandeau, Merry Widow, weepers, chokers, barrettes, bangles, beads, lorgnette, feather boa, basic black, compact, Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel, designer peignoir, flannel nightie, lace teddy, bed, head.
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Margaret Atwood
Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor

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A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
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Joseph Addison
politician, writer and playwright (1672-1719)

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Courage and modesty are the most unequivocal of virtues, for they are of a kind that hypocrisy cannot imitate; they too have this quality in common, that they are expressed by the same color.
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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer, artist, natural scientist and politician (1749–1832)



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Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.
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Jeremy Collier
English theatre critic, non-juror bishop and theologian

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Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Genevan philosopher, writer and composer (1712–1778)

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At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
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Hector Berlioz
French composer and conductor (1803–1869)

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I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty ... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
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Dame Edith Sitwell
British poet (1887-1964)

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