A Quote by Whitney M. Young, Jr. on courage, indifference, support, and timidity

Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.

Whitney M. Young (1921 - 1971)

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A Quote by Walter Scott on impossibility and timidity

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.

Walter Scott

Source: 3-Jan-98

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A Quote by unknown on timidity and world

When a resolute fellow steps up to that great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that the beard comes off in his hand, that it was only tied on to scare away timid adventurers.


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A Quote by unknown on conceit, mistrust, modesty, and timidity

Timidity is mistrust of self, and proceeds not from modesty but from conceit. A man is timid because he is afraid of not appearing to his best advantage.


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A Quote by Thomas Moore on day, plants, secrets, sleep, and timidity

Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on liberty, men, and timidity

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Theodore Roosevelt on achievement, deed, defeat, effort, enthusiasm, errors, failure, soul, timidity, and victory

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly;  who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Source: "Man in the Arena" Speech given April 23, 1910

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A Quote by St. John de Crévecoeur on chance, direction, principles, punishment, and timidity

He who governs himself according to what he calls his principles may be punished either by one party or the other for those very principles. He who proceeds without principle, as chance, timidity, or self-preservation directs, will not perhaps fare better; but he will be less blamed.

St. John de Crevecoeur

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on failure, friendship, reason, and timidity

"I can see nothing," said I, handing it back to my friend. "On the contrary, Watson, you can see everything. You fail, however, to reason from what you see. You are too timid in drawing your inferences."

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on darkness and timidity

When the wayfarer whistles in the dark, he may be disavowing his timidity, but he does not see any the more clearly for doing so.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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