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“Modesty answers not the crude how of femininity, but the beautiful why.” ~~Wendy Shalit

“…but I should say that kindliness, and sincerity, and if I may say so–modesty–are worth far more to a man, to a husband, than all the wit and beauty in the world.”~~Daphne du Maurier

“Modesty will always be an issue in the lives of God’s people because the old man of sin will not be done away with until we reach glory. From time to time we need to remind ourselves and our fellow believers what the Lord requires of us as regards modesty. When we inform ourselves on this issue, it must not be from the perspective of the world and what standards it deems acceptable. Rather, we must seek to know the will of God in the matter. God’s people will earnestly seek the way of modesty, both inward and outward. They will do this for His glory.”~~John Marcus

“If you ever have any trouble choosing proper clothing to wear in public just ask yourself, “Would I want to be wearing this if the Lord returned? Would I want to be wearing this as I stood before God in judgement?” Knowing that nakedness is shameful and immodesty is sinful, you should be able to dress in a manner pleasing to God regardless of the activity in which you will be involved, or what the temperature is.”~~Paul Smithson

“Do bikini bathing suits and Speedos cause our brothers and sisters to stumble? Then we may not wear them. Is there a modest alternative? Then we should choose it. If there is no suitable alternative, then better not to go to the beach at all. Better that than to cause another to stumble. And if we know that there will likely be those at the beach dressed immodestly, then better to stay home than to put ourselves in temptations way.”~~John Marcus

“Training children in modesty begins early. If parents wait to address modesty until prom preparation and high school dances, it is too late. The selection of clothing in early childhood begins shaping the preferences for later life. Before selecting body hugging and skin revealing clothes because they are ‘cute,’ consider if you want your son or daughter wearing similar items as a teen. Encouraging pre-teens to wear thongs and seductive garments only encourages further immodest behaviors.”~~Jeffrey D. Murrah

“[N]udity is not supposed to move us. We are asked to behold without shock, without even surprise, the nearly total exposure of every conceivable shape and size of physique. But I don’t want to look at nudity without emotion. I want it reserved to enhance, not exhibited to destroy, the depth of individual experience. Modesty was a system of protection. But the alarms have all been disconnected. The house is wide open to plunder.”~~Elisabeth Elliot

“Sisters, let us be modest! Let us be women! It is time to embrace again the unchanging commands and precepts of Scripture with giddy abandon. There is joy in modesty! This is not about soulless rituals or rigid rulemaking. This is not about trying to win “brownie points” with God (our works never justify us; instead, they flow out of our love for Christ). This is about glorying in God’s distinctions and embracing them for their loveliness.”~~Mrs. M. L. Chancey

“The Israelites were condemned by God through the prophet Jeremiah because they no longer had any shame. “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? There were not ashamed, and they did not know how to blush; therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time of their punishment they shall be brought down, declares the Lord” (Jeremiah 8: 12). Are you able to blush at that which is sinful? Do you blush at the shame of immodest dress?”~~ Paul Smithson

“The world chides us for being “repressed” or “uptight” if we attempt to uphold the barest shadows of modest behavior and dress. Even fellow Christians tell us that there are no absolute guidelines for dress, and that we mustn’t hinder another’s “liberty” by insisting that Scripture gives us boundaries for our attire.”~~Mrs. M. L. Chancey

“…There are two kinds of beauty, one being of the soul and the other of the body, That of the soul is revealed through intelligence, modesty, right conduct, Generosity and good breeding, all of which qualities may exist in an ugly man; And when one’s gaze is fixed upon beauty of this sort and not upon that of the body, Love is usually born suddenly and violently.”~~Cervantes

“Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more.”~~Linda Chavez

“There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.”~~John Ray

“We should strive to make modesty so attractive and soul nourishing that the world looks on in wonder and even jealousy.”~~Mrs. M. L. Chancey

“Young women dress immodestly because they are blindly following fashion trends. They dress immodestly because they are buying what they see off the rack. They dress immodestly because no one has ever taught them to do otherwise.”~~Jasmine Baucham

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