Modesty is Overrated

I have always believed so. I was watching ‘Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes’ and looks like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle shares the same opinion as well.

“My dear Watson,” said [Sherlock Holmes], “I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician, all things should be seen exactly as they are; and to underestimate one’s self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one’s own powers.”

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