Modesty antedates clothes and will be resumed when clothes are no more. Modesty died when clothes were born. Modesty died when false modesty was born. S. L. Clemens (Mark Twain)Memoranda. Paines Biography of Mark Twain. Vol. III. P. 1513.
Why, to hear Betsy Bobbet talk about wimmins throwin their modesty away, you would think if they ever went to the political pole, they would have to take their dignity and modesty and throw em against the pole, and go without any all the rest of their lives. Marietta HolleyMy Opinions and Betsy Bobbets.
Cui pudor et justitiæ soror incorrupta fides nudaque veritas quando ullum inveniet parem? What can be found equal to modesty, uncorrupt faith, the sister of justice, and undisguised truth? HoraceCarmina. I. 24. 6.
Can it be That modesty may more betray our sense Than womans lightness? Having waste ground enough, Shall we desire to raze the sanctuary And pitch our evils there? Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 167.