Remembered for his elegance and modest kit. Lionized for what he didn’t do.
The way of Tao: Less, not more. Fewness, not many. The path of under-stimulation.
True leadership is modest and self-effacing. When what needs to be done is done, the people say, “We did it ourselves.”
Keep 10 percent to your self. There’s no need to disclose everything, especially when you’ve expressed a good or conferred a benevolence.
Modesty is the grandest, most majestic of all the virtues. It is a being state. Specifically, it is the state of being indifferent to what other people think.
Modesty has never known nervousness, worry, stage fright or performance anxiety.
Modesty is not shyness. Shyness is needy, calculating, egoic. It seeks attention in order to reject it.
Modesty has never said, “I did this!”
Oh, modesty. Thy kingdom come. On earth as in heaven.