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"[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." Simon Williams
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"Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive." Bernard Mandeville
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"True it is that covetousness is rich, modesty starves." John Milton
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Joseph Joubert

"Ornaments were invented by modesty." Joseph Joubert
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"She just wore enough for modesty; no more!" Robert Buchanan
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William Hazlitt

"Modesty is the lowest of the virtues, and is a real confession of the deficiency it indicates. He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others." William Hazlitt
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"The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them." Edgar Watson Howe
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Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld

"The height of cleverness is being able to conceal it." Francois VI Duc de La Rochefoucauld
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"No modest man ever did or ever will make a fortune." Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Modesty forbids what the law does not." Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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Winston Churchill

"He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about." Winston Churchill
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Mark Twain

"The man who is ostentatious of his modesty is twin to the statue that wears a fig-leaf." Mark Twain
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"Act as though you cannot fail but keep a humble spirit." Author Unknown
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William Shakespeare

"Lord Bacon told Sir Edward Coke when he was boasting, The less you speak of your greatness, the more shall I think of it." William Shakespeare
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Audrey Hepburn
Birth: 1929-05-04 Death: 1993-01-20

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."

Born in 1929, Audrey almost pursued a career in ballet instead of acting. During World War II, it was said that she danced to raise money for the underground movement. While filming Secret People in 1952, director William Wyler spotted her and believed she'd be perfect for the part of the English princess opposite Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday. It was her breakout performance, for which she won an Oscar. She went on to become one of Hollywood's biggest stars. Her beauty, elegance, charm and humor captivated audiences as well as the actors playing opposite her, leading Cary Grant to onc…



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