Talk:Modesty

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  • You little know what you have done, when you have first broke the bounds of modesty; you have set open the door of your fancy to the devil, so that he can, almost at his pleasure ever after, represent the same sinful pleasure to you anew.
  • God intended for women two preventatives against sin, modesty and remorse; in confession to a mortal priest the former is removed by his absolution, the latter is taken away.
  • Modesty once extinguished knows not how to return.
  • The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a figleaf.