The bashful are always aggressive at heart.
Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)
Profession: 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.
Author: Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)
Profession: British Humorous Writer, Novelist, Playwright
Shyness is just egotism out of its depth.
Author: Penelope Keith
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.
Author: Sir Henry Taylor (1800-1886)
Profession: British Author