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"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."

"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."

"There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance."

"A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of."

"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."

"Nothing can atone for the lack of modesty without which beauty is ungraceful and wit detestable."

"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."

"Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil."

"With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy."

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

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