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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #modes

Love, forgiveness, modesty, humility and gratitude are most important virtues in life.

P. Remes

#gratitude #humility #love #modesty #forgiveness

Literature exists at the same time in the modes of error and truth; it both betrays and obeys its own mode of being.

Paul de Man

#betrays #both #error #exists #literature

Victorian rigidities were such that ladies were not even allowed to blow out candles in mixed company, as that required them to pucker their lips suggestively. They could not say that they were going "to bed"--that planted too stimulating an image--but merely that they were "retiring." It became effectively impossible to discuss clothing in even a clinical sense without resort to euphemisms. Trousers became "nether integuments" or simply "inexpressibles" and underwear was "linen." Women could refer among themselves to petticoats or, in hushed tones, stockings, but could mention almost nothing else that brushed bare flesh.

Bill Bryson

#modesty #underwear #victorian-era #home

I have met some highly intelligent believers, but history has no record to say that [s]he knew or understood the mind of god. Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim—so modestly and so humbly—to possess. It is time to withdraw our 'respect' from such fantastic claims, all of them aimed at the exertion of power over other humans in the real and material world.

Christopher Hitchens

#atheism #belief #fantasy #god #humility

Intelligence could be more briliant within modesty.

Toba Beta

#briliant #intelligence #modesty #intelligence

Every writer on this planet THINKS he is a great writer (why waste your entire life writing when you believe you are mediocre?) but its deemed socially unacceptable to actually speak out such thoughts. So, modesty is always a public concept and not an inner one. For that reason alone 'modesty' can actually be said to be the product of a large ego, for the ego is primarily concerned with survival and society rewards this dishonesty and tends to punish honesty (see Camus)

Martinus Hendrikus Benders

#modesty #writers-on-writing #life

My value as a woman is not measured by the size of my waist or the number of men who like me. My worth as a human being is measured on a higher scale: a scale of righteousness and piety. And my purpose in life-despite what fashion magazines say-is something more sublime than just looking good for men.

Yasmin Mogahed

#modesty #purpose #women #men

Author describes auto CEO's decisions to drive rather than fly to Washington as "showy penitence".

Ron Suskind


A great man is always willing to be little.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

#greatness #humbleness #humility #modesty #size

Modesty is only arrogance by stealth.

Terry Pratchett

#modesty #arrogance

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