Wednesday, February 3, 2010


1 Timothy 2:8-15 (NKJV)
'I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works. Let a woman learn in silence with all submission. And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in silence. For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. Nevertheless she will be saved in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.'

A Maid in the Kitchen by David Emile Joseph de Noter

Some of these quotes are about the other kind of modesty: humility. But I enjoyed them, and hope you do, too!

Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue - Joseph Addison

Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false - Joseph Addison

Modesty is to merit, as shades to figures in a picture, giving it strength and beauty” - Jean de la Bruyere

Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.” - Oliver Goldsmith

Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more. - Linda Chavez

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. - William Law

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. - Arthur Helps

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

You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty. - Louisa May Alcott


natalie said...

Love the lovely domestic picture and the quotes! :)

Melissa M. said...

:) Glad you enjoyed it!

Nishant said...

Love~ Norman Rockwell!!
His paintings are amazing
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