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Shyness

Photo of shy girlThe shell must break before the bird can fly.
       - Tennyson

Everyone is shy --- it is the inborn modesty that makes us able to live in harmony with other creatures and our fellows. Achievement comes not by denying shyness but, occasionally, by setting it aside and letting pride and perspiration come first.
       - Kirkpatrick Sale

When you're worried, tell shy boy hanging from toyyourself the truth: Shyness is a strength to build on, not a character flaw to be stamped out.
       - "Shyness Is Not A Character Flaw" at the Malvern School

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

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. 
       - Lady Bird Johnson


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