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160. Modesty

1. Modesty is a virtue aligned with the virtue oftemperance. Temperance regulates things difficult to control;modesty regulates things not difficult to control.

2. Modesty has to do with matters interior and external;it has place in the soul and character of a man, and in what hedoes or manifests outwardly. Modesty appears in things that belongto the virtue of humility, to studiousness (that is, the righteffort after knowledge), to external movements, and to attire. Weare to discuss all these matters in the pages that follow.

"He who wishes to be perfectly obeyed, should give but few orders."
St Philip Neri

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"If, devout soul, it is your will to please God and live a life of serenity in this world, unite yourself always and in all things to the divine will. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God's will. For the future, embrace God's good pleasure and say to him in every happening: "Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight." "
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"Though the path is plain and smooth for people of good will, those who walk it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty if they do not have good feet, courage, and tenacity of spirit. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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