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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Modesty
 
A modest dog seldom grows fat.  1
A modest man at court is the silliest wight breathing.  2
As it is the part of justice never to do violence, so it is the part of modesty never to commit offence.  3
He that has no modesty has all the town for his own.  4
Individuals may be modest, but modesty degrades nations.  Gioberti.  5
Loquacity storms the ear but modesty takes the heart.  6
Modesty becomes a young man.  Plautus.  7
Modesty cannot be taught: it may be born.  Publius Syrus.  8
Modesty has more charms than beauty.  9
Modesty is the appendage to sobriety and is to chastity, to temperance, to humility as the fingers are to a garment.  Bayard Taylor.  10
Modesty ruins all that bring it to court.  11
Of their own merits modest men are dumb.  Coleman.  12
She that loseth her modesty and honesty hath nothing else worth losing.  13
Though modesty be a virtue, bashfulness is a vice.  14
When modesty has once perished it will never revive.  Seneca.  15
 
 
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