quote by Marquis De Sade

Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.

— Marquis De Sade

Interesting False Modesty quotations

False modesty quote Whatever you believe, with conviction, becomes your reality, whether or not it i
Whatever you believe, with conviction, becomes your reality, whether or not it is true or false.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself;

it is thinking of yourself less. Humility is thinking more of others.

False modesty is the most decent of all lies.

False modesty quote Sometimes you think it's the end of the story, but it's just the end of the firs
Sometimes you think it's the end of the story, but it's just the end of the first chapter.
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The thing I hate most is false modesty.

The artists who are, like, "Oh, you know, I'm really not that good. Oh, I can't believe I'm here." I find it vaguely sinister, even.

There is a false modesty, which is vanity;

a false glory, which is levity; a false grandeur, which is meanness; a false virtue, which is hypocrisy, and a false wisdom, which is prudery.


Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false. The one guards virtue, the other betrays it.

False modesty quote Be wary of the generosity of men; it could be a trap.
Be wary of the generosity of men; it could be a trap.

False modesty is better than none.

True modesty avoids everything that is criminal; false modesty everything that is unfashionable.

True humility is more like self-forgetfulness than false modesty.

False modesty quote Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehood
Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught falsehoods in school. And the person that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.

There are twenty-four characters in this book named Max.

Let there be an end to this silly business of authors never giving their own names to characters in their novels. False modesty, faugh!


Fidelity to conscience is inconsistent with retiring modesty.

If it be so, let the modesty succumb. It can be only a false modesty which can be thus endangered.

False modesty is an attempt to tear yourself down. True humility focuses more on build up others.

False modesty quote True friends are like angels. They are precious and rare. False friends are like
True friends are like angels. They are precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere.
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False modesty is the masterpiece of vanity: showing the vain man in such an illusory light that he appears in the reputation of the virtue quite opposite to the vice which constitutes his real character; it is a deceit.

We must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.

"Sex" is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.

False modesty quote Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our poli
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.

Diffidence is a sort of false modesty.

Such an act That blurs the grace and blush of modesty;

Calls virtue hypocrite; takes off the rose From the fair forehead of an innocent love, And sets a blister there; makes marriage vows As false as dicers' oaths.

To the devil with false modesty.

False modesty quote Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.

One who has an inferiority complex can never be really humble, but can only have false modesty or false humility.

False modesty is the refinement of vanity. It is a lie.


A false modesty is the meanest species of pride.

Don't allow false modesty,doubts or unbelief prevent you from accepting God's favor. The door of mercy stands wide open.

The hunger and thirst for knowledge, the keen delight in the chase, the good humored willingness to admit that the scent was false, the eager desire to get on with the work, the cheerful resolution to go back and begin again, the broad good sense, the unaffected modesty, the imperturbable temper, the gratitude for any little help that was given -- all these will remain in my memory though I cannot paint them for others.

It isn't false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn't mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work.

Let us be absolutely clear about one thing: we must not confuse humility with false modesty or servility.


I like working on one - camera. This is not false modesty, but I don't think I'm very good at three - camera. And it's not that I'm nervous, but I just sort of feel like my collar is too small, or my clothes don't fit. I don't understand what that is. And I don't understand the format: There's an audience in front of you that you're playing to, but there are also these cameras.

I have huge legs, and I never show them - not because of false modesty, I'm just not comfortable.

I go to therapy once a week, that helps a lot.

I have a really supportive family. I have two little kids, I'm married, I live close to my parents, my brother and his wife. I don't socialize a lot. I work and I have my kids, basically. I'm just, I would say, with all false modesty aside, I'm ruthlessly efficient with my time.

I definitely was always expected and encouraged to be a songwriter from a very young age, ... But really it's because, as a child, I thought I was Judy Garland. And when I started out, I was a little nuts. I thought I was a classic, legendary superstar when only 10 people knew who I was. I feel in some ways that my confidence is misinterpreted as arrogance, which is understandable. But I've also always thought that false modesty is evil.

The thunder of false modesty was deafening.


I think in the world of indie music there's this sort of false modesty.

When entering on new ground we must not be afraid to express even risky ideas so as to stimulate research in all directions. As Priestley put it, we must not remain inactive through false modesty based on fear of being mistaken.

It isn't false modesty when I say this, but although I am supposed to be a famous person it doesn't mean anything to me. I just sit at home and work.

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