An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The bashful are always aggressive at heart.


Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929, American sociologist)


The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. He is able, to a certain extent, to communicate his misery. He frightens other people as much as they frighten him. He acts like a damper upon the whole room, and the most jovial spirits become, in his presence, depressed and nervous.


Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927, British humorous writer, novelist, playwright)


Shyness is just egotism out of its depth.


Penelope Keith


If you are too shy to ask, you might lose your way. When you go away, the conversation changes.


Malaysian Proverb


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 (1800-1886, British author)


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