Quotations On Bashfulness

  • Modesty is the graceful, calm virtue of maturity; bashfulness the charm of vivacious youth.—Mary Wollstonecraft.
  • As those that pull down private houses adjoining to the temples of the gods, prop up such parts as are contiguous to them; so, in undermining bashfulness, due regard is to be had to adjacent modesty, good-nature and humanity.—Plutarch.
  • Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.—Aristotle.

  • Women who are the least bashful are not unfrequently the most modest; and we are never more deceived than when we would infer any laxity of principle from that freedom of demeanor which often arises from a total ignorance of vice.—Colton.