Quotation Explorer - 'Timid'

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward. - Jean Paul Richter
In the literary world today, Christianity has pretty well replaced sex as the present pet taboo, not only because Christianity is so often distorted by Christians as well as non-Christians, but because it is too wild and free for the timid. - Madeleine L'Engle
Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary. - Iveta Cherneva
Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate. Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it. - Honoré de Balzac
I f he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. - Thomas Jefferson
Allowing ourselves to become a nation of silent, secretive, timid citizens is likely to result in a system of democracy and justice that is neither very democratic nor very just. - Dahlia Lithwick
Necessity makes even the timid brave. - Sallust
A timid mind is apt to mistake every scratch for a mortal wound. - George Gordon Byron
I recognise your body in liana; your expression in the eyes of a frightened gazelle; the beauty of your face in that of the moon, your tresses in the plumage of peacocks... alas! Timid friend- no one object compares to you. - Kālidāsa
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have always been a timid person but my life has required me to be courageous. - Rosa Parks
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards. - Jean Paul Richter
If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home, and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here! It's wondrous...with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid. - Q
Have been most timid of cowards from day of birth," replied Li Han, without shame, "and this is an inauspicious day."- "No it ain't," said Olaf, "it ban Thursday. - The Road to Samarcand
To country people Cows are mild,And flee from any stick they throw;But I’m a timid town bred child,And all the cattle seem to know. - T.S. Eliot
When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous. We are timid only when there is something we can still cling to. - Don Juan
Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
Dawn wore a pink dress and crept across the land like a timid girl. Her sister Morning followed, dressed in blue, the sun a dazzling locket on her breast. - Robert F. Young
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. - Mark Twain
Don't be timid. You're a writer, use your role, test it, make something of it. These are decisive times, everything is turning upside down. Participate, be present. - Elena Ferrante
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
Do you think that anger is a sincere emotion, or just the timid motion of a fragile heart trying to beat away its pain? - Andrea Gibson
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
Confidence, is like a belt worn around the waist. Wear it too tight, you come off cocky and arrogant, wear it too loose, you come off timid and a walk over, but wear it fit and snug, it will uphold you in every step of the way. - Anthony Liccione
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
When one has nothing left to lose one becomes courageous. We are timid only when we have something left to cling to.
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