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History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. Dwight D. Eisenhower
President Lincoln is timid, vacillating, and inefficient. Zachariah Chandler
I hate to change leaders in battle, but the new leader is better than a timid one. George S. Patton
Pardon me if I add that I think him [President James Madison] a little too much of a book politician, and too timid in his politics, for prudence and caution are opposites of timidity. Fisher Ames
The sickly, weakly, timid man fears the people and is a Tory [conservative] by nature. The healthy, strong and bold, cherishes them, and is formed a Whig [liberal] by nature. Thomas Jefferson
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid Dwight D. Eisenhower
… we would move forward in jerks, become scared, and retreat. Jay Pierrepont Moffat
I believe that courage is morally neutral. I can well imagine wicked people being brave and good people being timid or afraid. I don't consider it a moral virtue. Susan Sontag
Men insist that they don't mind women succeeding so long as they retain their "femininity". Yet the qualities that men consider "feminine" timidity, submissiveness, obedience, silliness, and self-debasement — are the very qualities best guaranteed to assure the defeat of even the most gifted aspirant. Elizabeth Gould Davis
I don’t care how honest a man is. If he is timid, he is no good. Theodore Roosevelt
Timidity is the root of prudence in the majority of men. Carl von Clausewitz
The Congress of the United States, taken collectively, is a very timid body of men, composed individually of many highly intelligent, honest and industrious members who rarely have the courage to march in a body in advance of public sentiment or of the declared sentiment of their immediate constituencies. Oscar Wilder Underwood