Shyness Proverbs

Sayings about Shyness

Shyness is the prison of the heart. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Even when a girl is as shy as a mouse, you still have to beware of the tiger within. ~ Chinese Proverbs

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

A bashful beggar has an empty wallet. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

Once bitten, twice shy. ~ English Proverbs

If you feed the mouth, the eye becomes shy. ~ Palestinian Proverbs

Poverty has no greater foe than bashfulness. ~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Shyness

Many people are shy when it comes to getting out on a dance floor. Dancing is an activity that… reveals your inner self, whether you like it, or know it, or not. It is hard to fake it on a dance floor. ~ Dirk Benedict

I’m always shy in front of an audience, so I’m always at the back, in the shadows, just doing it. I don’t like the front, the adulation. ~ Bill Wyman

“I’m still a shy person. I’ve learned to put that aside on certain occasions. I have to. It’s part of my job. ~ Alexis Bledel

Bashfulness is more frequently connected with good sense than we find assurance; and impudence, on the other hand, is often the mere effect of downright stupidity. ~ William Shenstone

Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness. ~ Joseph Addison

A woman is four times as shy, six times as brave and eight times as libidinous as a man. ~Author Unknown

Shy and unready men are great betrayers of secrets; for there are few wants more urgent for the moment than the want of something to say. ~ Sir Henry Taylor

Conceit not so high a notion of any as to be bashful and impotent in their presence. ~ Thomas Fuller

Bashfulness is not becoming to maidenhood, though modesty always is. ~ Marguerite de Valois

Modesty, is the graceful calm virtue of maturity; bashfulness, the charm of vivacious youth. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft

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

I was very, very shy as a younger girl, just petrified of people. Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody. ~ Chris Evert

The shy man does have some slight revenge upon society for the torture it inflicts upon him. ~ Herome K. Jerome

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. ~ Henry Taylor

I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn’t shut up!. ~ Ingrid Bergman

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

Don’t try to be what you’re not. If you’re nervous, be nervous. If you’re shy, be shy. It’s cute. ~ Adriana Lima

Shyness is invariably a suppression of something. It’s almost a fear of what you’re capable of. ~ Rhys Ifans

The bashful are always aggressive at heart. Charles ~ Horton Cooley

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. ~ Aristotle

The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly. ~ William Wordsworth

A shy face is better than a forward heart. ~ Cervantes

Bashfulness may sometimes exclude pleasure, but seldom opens any avenue to sorrow or remorse. ~ Samuel Johnson

People assume you can’t be shy and be on television. They’re wrong. ~ Diane Sawyer

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

I have seldom been described as shy. ~ Nicholas Sparks

They remember me as this shy girl sitting under the table. But they obviously didn’t know what was going on in my head. ~ Izabella Scorupco

From a shy, timid girl I had become a woman of resolute character, who could no longer be frightened by the struggle with troubles. ~ Anna Dostoevsky

I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it. ~ Johnny Depp

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

Shyness Proverbs

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