Timid Quotes

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Thomas Jefferson
“Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.”
Thomas Jefferson

Criss Jami
“The man who is most aggressive in teaching tolerance is the most intolerant of all: he wants a world full of people too timid and ashamed to really disagree with anything.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“...words are so strong and I am so timid - my soul ignores warnings and I end up covered with your paint ...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

“I was very timid, and bound as with chains in a man-fearing spirit. When I arose to testify I trembled like a leaf, and began to make excuses - O God, send someone else!

Then the Lord in a vision caused me to see the bottomless pit open in all its horror and woe. There was weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. It was surrounded by a great multitude of people who seemed unconscious of their danger, and without a moments warning they would tumble into this awful place.

I was above the people on a narrow plank-walk, which wound up toward heaven; and I was exhorting and pleading with the people to come upon the plank and escape that awful place. Several started.

There was a beautiful bright light above me, and I was encouraging them to follow that light and they would go straight to heaven.

"In all these trials God was preparing me and opening the way for the great battle against the enemy of souls and now the great desire of my heart was to work for Jesus. I longed to win a star for the Savior's crown.”
Maria Woodworth-Etter

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“She walked rather quickly; she liked to be active, though at times she gave an impression of repose that was at once static and evocative. This was because she knew few words and believed in none, and in the world she was rather silent, contributing just her share of urbane humor with a precision that approached meagreness. But at the moment when strangers tended to grow uncomfortable in the presence of this economy she would seize the topic and rush off with it, feverishly surprised with herself-- then bring it back and relinquish it abruptly, almost timidly, like an obedient retriever, having been adequate and something more.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night

“Timidity is the silent acceptance of bondage”
Constance Friday

Israelmore Ayivor
“Be bold and never feel shy to consult people. You may appear like a stupid person for few minutes if you ask questions; but you are likely to be a fool forever if you don’t ask at all.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

Thomas Gold
“In choosing a hypothesis there is no virtue in being timid. I clearly would have been burned at the stake in another age.”
Thomas Gold

Sanhita Baruah
“There was this constant urge in me to tear my insides apart,
I didn't know why. By the time I made my mind that it was impossible for me
to do, there alighted the fear, haunting me with the words that rang
constantly in my head, "You're not brave enough".



I didn't feel devastated, I felt the urge to be devastated.”
Sanhita Baruah

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Alcohol is one of the quickest vehicles with which we escape shyness, our problems, and self-consciousness, for a few hours.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Israelmore Ayivor
“It takes sharper axes to chops bigger trees just as it takes deeper enthusiasm to overcome stronger challenges. Timidity only increases your fears.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Mine Your Gold: How to Dig Up and Optimize Your Hidden Greatness

Richelle E. Goodrich
“A timid act may be more bold
than one would first assume,
For whispered truth is braver,
than to silently resume.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold

Charles Dickens
“He [Mr. Snagsby] is a mild, bald, timid man with a shining head and a scrubby clump of black hair sticking out at the back. He tends to meekness and obesity.”
Charles Dickens, Bleak House

Will Advise
“I'm like my cat. I run around in circles in my apartment, because the big bad outside is just too big. And scary. And outside. How do stray cats deal with all the stress of having no protection from all the air that’s going on around there, without anyone to guide and control it into timidity?”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

“If we learn the most by our mistakes the wise have the most failures. While the timid and unfailing will always be missing true knowledge and perspective.”
Gary Rudz

Israelmore Ayivor
“Never become proud within yourself when you are seen as the one to cause that great effect. Never become timid if you know you can while others dare to prove otherwise! Mind your business and make the strike.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“A person’s greatest limitations are not genetic, but imposed by self-doubt, insecurities, indecision, and timidity.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Marian Keyes
“They seem like a different race to me and I make sure never to get into disagreements with them, because any puny thing I say gets dashed on the rocks of their robust, shouty certainty.”
Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There?

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A poor but confident man is as hard to find as a rich but shy man.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Steven Redhead
“Going against a general consensus is not for the timid.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Cocktail

Israelmore Ayivor
“Bear in mind that humility is not timidity.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Is something really ‘too late,’ or is that the excuse I use because I’m ‘too afraid?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Christina Dodd
“After all, what was the point of showing trepidation? It would merely be another proof that, although Eleanor had traveled across war-torn Europe as the duchess's companion, she hadn't acquired the verve and confidence that characterized Madeline's every move. This wasn't from lack of trials; the two women had faced trials aplenty. It was because- Eleanor sighed as she allowed the butler to take her cloak- Eleanor was born timid. She never remembered a time when her father's shouting hadn't paralyzed her with fright, or when her stepmother's narrow-eyed glare hadn't had the power to turn her into a bowl of quivering blancmange. Which is why Eleanor cultivated a serene facade- she might be a coward, but she saw no reason to announce the fact.”
Christina Dodd, One Kiss From You

Christina Dodd
“What a dichotomy she was! She seemed timid until he spoke derisively of her title, and then she spoke in an icy ferocity. A few minutes later, with a few words artfully couched to sound like a threat, he once again reduced her to diffidence.
If he was not careful, this woman would fascinate him.”
Christina Dodd, One Kiss From You

Christina Dodd
“But I fear my senses can't be trusted in this new land."
Eleanor sneaked a glance at his harsh and handsome features. No matter how much she wanted to dislike his presumption and his arrogance, she found herself drawn to him. She would have noticed him if he'd been courting Madeline, and quivered over the most careless glance. But with all his attention focused on her in the belief she was Madeline, her mind was blank. She couldn't taste her food. She could only see and smell and crave to taste Mr. Knight.
"I'm sure your senses are fine," Eleanor said.
Both Mr. Knight and Lady Gertrude turned to look at her.
Eleanor stared down at her plate, where the cold, dressed crab waved its claws at her, and she thought that it, too, gawked at her from its beady little peppercorn eyes and wondered at her incredible triteness. Then she thought about what she'd said, and she slumped in her seat. His senses? She had commented on his senses?
In a deep, controlled voice, which, she feared, masked his amusement, he said, "I trust your bedchamber is to your liking."
He wasn't supposed to be talking about her bedchamber. He was her... Madeline's... betrothed! Those who weren't married didn't mention bedchambers or beds or anything of a personal nature.
Yet he was her host. It was proper he should ask. "Yes. It's lovely. It..." Eleanor realized she was being conciliatory when she should be taking a stand. As Madeline had said, Whenever you are in doubt, think, What would Madeline do in this situation? And do it. Straightening up, Eleanor stared forbiddingly at Mr. Knight. "It's in the wrong house, however. I should be in my father's home in Chesterfield Street."
He stared back at her, waiting... waiting. The silence stretched out, long and dreadful.
As he must have known she would, she began to crumple. "That is, I liked the colors. The chimney draws well. It's clean. It's... it's very clean. I do like it." Eleanor had warned Madeline that she was unable to talk to men. Eleanor had warned Madeline she was timid and easily cowed.”
Christina Dodd, One Kiss From You

Iris Murdoch
“Ludens thought, why can't I do that, why can't I just ask a woman to hold my hand, why can't I ask Franca to!”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet