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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.

"A tree that is cultivated and guarded through the care of its owner produces its fruit at the expected time. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"
St Augustine

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"What good does it do to speak learnedly about the Trinity if, lacking humility, you displease the Trinity? Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God. "
Thomas á Kempis

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