timidity

A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on apathy, boldness, commitment, contentment, courage, future, idealism, ideas, passion, problems, projects, reason, society, and timidity

The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, life, timidity, experiment, and risk

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, failure, life, and timidity

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on timidity and world

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Quintus Curtius Rufus on dogs and timidity

A timid dog barks more violently than it bites. Curtius Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet

Quintus Curtius Rufus

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on boldness, bravery, despair, fear, fortune, persistence, and timidity

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on encouragement, kindness, plants, play, struggle, and timidity

Plants of great vigor will almost always struggle into blossom, despite impediments.  But there should be encouragement, and a free genial atmosphere for those of more timid sort, fair play for each in its own kind.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: The Great Lawsuit, 1843

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on blindness, boldness, ignorance, people, timidity, and uncertainty

Even the best-natured people, if uninstructed, are always blind and uncertain. We must take pains to instruct ourselves so that ignorance makes us neither too timid nor too bold.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward on books, children, earth, fear, future, god, heart, heaven, needs, past, and timidity

Why fear tomorrow, timid heart? Why tread the future's way? We only need to do our part Today, dear child, today. The past is written! Close the book On pages sad and gay; Within the future do not look, But live today-today. "Tis this one hour that God has given; His now we must obey; And it will make our earth his heaven To live today-today.

Lydia Avery Coonley Ward

Source: To Comfort You–Poems of Comfort, Selected by E. W. Peattie,1903

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on action, spirit, timidity, and words

An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions. He is neither hot nor timid.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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