"To be humble to superiors is duty, to equals courtesy, to inferiors nobleness."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin
"He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confucius
"Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kenneth_Galbraith
"When anyone remains modest, not after praise but after blame, then his modesty is real"
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Paul_Richter
"Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty."
Louisa May Alcott
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisa_May_Alcott
"Make modesty your circumcision, and good conduct your fast. In this way, you shall be a true Muslim."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Guru_Granth_Sahib
"That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind."
"He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill
"Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Jacques_Rousseau
"No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyndham_Lewis
"His modesty amounts to deformity."
Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Asquith
"Survivor. With all the women together, there's no modesty."
"Modesty is the beauty of women."
"We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds."
"[That modesty has worked well for the 47-year-old Bodenheimer, and ESPN has flourished in his seven years at the helm. Sure, the ESPN he inherited had already extended itself from TV to print, the Internet, and other platforms. And its smart-aleck, testosterone-laden culture was already a trademark. But Bodenheimer's vision of his company, where he started in the mailroom, is as a ubiquitous sports network -- and more. To really understand ESPN, you need to see it as a cluster of feisty, creative enterprises under one killer brand. Its units, spread out mostly over offices in Connecticut, New York, and Los Angeles, act like startups, full of passionate staffers who are given the freedom to drive forward but always with a mission to keep the customers (rabid and tech-savvy fans like themselves) happy. Bodenheimer] realizes ESPN has to be fast-paced, ... In his realm, if you stand still you're dead."