Fortune favors the bold,
but abandons the timid.
We fail far more often by timidity
than by over-daring.
A timid person is frightened before
danger, a coward during the time,
and a courageous person afterwards.
?Jean Paul Richter
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism
to the boisterous sea of liberty.
The wallet of the timid man neither
increases nor decreases.
Do not be too timid or squeamish about
your actions. All life is an experiment.
?Ralph Waldo Emerson
The brave and bold persist even
against fortune; the timid and
cowardly rush to
despair though fear alone.
?Publius Cornelius Tacitus