Definitions: (1) having or showing a moderate or humble opinion of one’s own abilities or achievements; unassuming; (2) shy or reserved; not forward; (3) behaving according to a standard of what is proper or decorous; decent; (4) showing moderation; not extreme or excessive; (5) quiet in appearance or style

Synonyms: becoming, chaste, coy, self-effacing, unobtrusive, virtuous

• Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues. — Oliver Goldsmith (1728–1774) Anglo-Irish novelist, playwright, dramatist, & poet
• True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be. — Ralph Washington Sockman (1889–1970) American pastor & radio personality