• For what is modesty but hypocritical humility, by means of which, in a world swelling with vile envy, a man seeks to beg pardon for his excellences and merits from those who have none? For
    whoever attributes no merit to himself because he really has none is not modest, but merely honest.

    Arthur Schopenhauer (2012). “The World as Will and Representation”, p.234, Courier Corporation