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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.

"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"A man should keep himself down, and not busy himself in mirabilibus super se."
St Philip Neri

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

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