Shyness Quotes

Do not be shy but rather be daring and be bold - if there is something that you can do, then do it.

Dick Gautier

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual.

Philip Zimbardo

Shy and proud men are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen.

Sir Henry Taylor

Ignorance wavers between extreme audacity and extreme shyness.

Valery

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

AndrČ Dubus

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all it's shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.

James Douglas

A shy failure is nobler than an immodest success.

Kahlil Gibran

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.

Tennessee Williams

Shyness is just egotism out of its depth.

Penelope Keith

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.

J. B. Priestley

Scientists have found the gene for shyness. They would have found it years ago, but it was hiding behind a couple of other genes.

Jonathan Katz

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

My first language was shy. It's only by having been thrust into the limelight that I have learned to cope with my shyness.

Al Pacino

Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace.

Vernon Baker

The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness.

Victor Hugo

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : July 23, 2009
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