Quotations on Timidity

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I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Fear, Losing, Sentimentality, Songs, Suffering, Timidity, Want, Weakness)

I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific questions into value questions.
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Keywords: Time, Conviction, Neglect, Questions, Timidity, Value)

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words. I don't pretend to know anybody well. People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John
(Keywords: People, Meaning, Shadow, Shadows, Shyness, Talking, Timidity, Words)

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only in dangers which affect themselves, but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
- Jean Paul
(Keywords: Men, Danger, First, Timidity, Woman)

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
- Sydney Smith
(Keywords: Men, Talent, Courage, Day, Effort, First, Timidity, Want, World)









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