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  Under the command of a great general, there is no feeble soldier.  
 -  Korean proverb
  

  Timidity relieves one of responsibility.  
 -  Burmese proverb
  

  Do not intimidate. Empower.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  Superstition is the religion of feeble minds.  
 -  Edmund Burke
  

  What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?  
 -  Eleanor Roosevelt
  

  It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  A timid mind is apt to mistake every scratch for a mortal wound.  
 -  George Gordon Byron
  

  All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  A timid mind is apt to mistake every scratch for a mortal wound.  
 -  George Gordon Byron
  

  All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  Strength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness.  
 -  H. G. Wells
  

  Humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The challenge of leadership is is to be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but not a bully. Be thoughtful, but not lazy. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud, but not arrogant. Have humour, but without folly.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized - never knowing.  
 -  Jim Rohn
  

  When people are intimidated about having their own opinions, oppression is at hand.  
 -  Jimmy Carter
  

  Given the same amount of intelligence, timidity will do a thousand times more damage than audacity.  
 -  Karl von Clausewitz
  

  Mediocre people will be intimidated by your success. That's because they haven't been willing to do whatever it takes to achieve their dreams, so their retaliation is to attack you for doing what they haven't been willing to do.  
 -  Larry Winget
  

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

  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
  

  No matter how timid a man is, he is capable of the loftiest heroism when he is put to the test.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Strength in numbers is the delight of the timid. The valiant of spirit glory in fighting alone.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  Timidity makes a person modest. It makes him or her say, 'I'm not worthy of being written up in the record of deeds in heaven or on earth.' Timidity keeps people from their good. They are afraid to say, 'Yes, I deserve it.'  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  I don't try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That's nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.  
 -  Mike Tyson
  

  Like timidity, bravery is also contagious.  
 -  Munshi Premchand
  

  One can say this in general of men: they are ungrateful, disloyal, insincere and deceitful, timid of danger and avid of profit. Love is a bond of obligation that these miserable creatures break whenever it suits them to do so; but fear holds them fast by a dread of punishment that never passes.  
 -  Niccolo Machiavelli
  

  Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  A timid dog barks more violently than it bites.  
 -  Quintus Curtius Rufus
  

  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
  

  Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say 'I think,' 'I am,' but quotes some saint or sage. He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  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
  

  Call someone you are intimidated to call, buy a pair of shoes that costs more than you would ever have paid in the past, ask for something you want that you have been too frightened to ask for before. Take a risk a day - one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once you have done it.  
 -  Susan Jeffers
  

  Great empires are not maintained by timidity.  
 -  Tacitus
  

  It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.  
 -  Theodore Roosevelt
  

  Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.  
 -  Victor Hugo
  

  An hour's terror is better than a lifetime of timidity.  
 -  Walter de la Mare
  

  The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are meant to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.  
 -  William Arthur Ward
  

  Any man or woman who is too timid to tell people the truth, even when it is hard for them to hear, will have difficult time leading.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The tragedy in the life of a timid man is not necessarily that he is timorous, but obviously there is something that dies in him while he still lives.  
 -  Ogwo David
  

  Like timidity, bravery is also contagious.  
 -  Munshi Premchand
  

  It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit.  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  Timidity is a fault for which it is dangerous to reprove persons whom we wish to correct of it  
 -  Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld
  

  Happiness hates the timid! So does science!  
 -  Eugene O'Neill