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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.

"Try to turn your heart from the love of things visible and bring yourself to things invisible. For they who follow their own evil passions stain their consciences and lose the grace of God. "
Thomas á Kempis

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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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"O Lord, my God, who will seek you with simple and pure love, and not find that you are all one can desire, for you show yourself first and go out to meet those who seek you? "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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