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A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.
Sydney J. Harris
Rugby gave me a confidence. I was quite shy and relatively timid, but it gave me the confidence to be a little bit more out-going and back myself a bit more.
From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
You know, I don't talk about the characters that I play. Years ago, I was a little timid about it and I kind of squirmed when I was asked, 'Could you tell us something about your character.' Now with a little self-confidence that comes with the grey beard, I just flatly refuse.
Christianity is not the faith of the complacent, the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley, Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, John Paul the Second, and Billy Graham. Each showed, in their own way, the relentless and powerful influence of the message of Jesus Christ.
How thin and insecure is that little beach of white sand we call consciousness. I've always known that in my writing it is the dark troubled sea of which I know nothing, save its presence, that carried me. I've always felt that creating was a fearless and a timid, a despairing and hopeful, launching out into that unknown.
Everyone's so timid and afraid to insult anybody, but in the end, it's like we're all trying to please everyone. In the end, we please no one.
I was a timid little guy when I was a kid. I used humor as a defense; I became the class clown. But deep inside, I felt real vulnerable.
I'm a girly girl. I'm strong, but I'm very timid. Very dainty.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
Whitney M. Young
The publishing world is very timid. Readers are much braver.
It is a great mistake, as we have already remarked, to be afraid of Him and to act in His presence like a timid and craven slave trembling with fright before his master.
His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness.
I was picked on because I was timid. I had younger sisters; I couldn't turn to them for help. I didn't have an older brother.
Mark E. Smith
Twilight, a timid, fawn, went glimmering by, and Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast.
George William Russell
Nosology (from the Greek 'nosos,' meaning 'disease,' and 'logos,' referring to 'study') is not a sport for the timid, and certainly not for those so scrupulous about rules and order that they demand consistency in all things.
Sherwin B. Nuland
Timid salesmen have skinny kids.
I am far more a fan of aggressive entrepreneurs than I am of major CEOs. You look at major CEOs, and they are almost to a person quite timid. They don't act to defend the free market principles that are vital to growth.
It is well known that Beauty does not look with a good grace on the timid advances of Humour.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is so conceited and timid to be ashamed of one's mistakes. Of course they are mistakes. Go on to the next.
I'm always shy and timid when I write in front of people.
William Arthur Ward
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.
John C. Maxwell
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