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Letter "T" » timid
«He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.»
Author: Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
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«A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.»
«Haughty, silent faces should not deceive us: these are the timid ones»
«At the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat»
«Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.»
Author: Christian Nevell Bovee
, desperate straits
«Doubts and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination, which the steadfast heart will conquer, and the large mind transcend.»
Author: Helen Keller
«A new world is not made simply by trying to forget the old. A new world is made with a new spirit, with new values. Our world may have begun that way, but today it is caricature. Our world is a world of things. What we dread most, in the face of the impending debacle, is that we shall be obliged to give up our gewgaws, our gadgets, all the little comforts that have made us so uncomfortable. We are not peaceful souls; we are smug, timid, queasy and quaky.»
«Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution /such call I good books.»
«Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.»
«Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experience.»