|C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.|
| Reserve may be pride fortified in ice; dignity is worth reposing on truth.|
W. R. Alger.
| Reserve is the truest expression of respect towards those who are its objects.|
| Reserve is no more essentially connected with understanding than a church organ with devotion, or wine with good-nature.|
| There is nothing more allied to the barbarous and savage character than sullenness, concealment, and reserve.|
| There would not be any absolute necessity for reserve if the world were honest; yet even then it would prove expedient. For, in order to attain any degree of deference, it seems necessary that people should imagine you have more accomplishments than you discover.|