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Where youth and diffidence are united, it requires uncommon steadiness of reason to resist the attraction of being called the most ...
We are as often duped by diffidence, as by confidence.
There exists in a great part of the Northern people a gloomy diffidence in the moral character of the government. On the broaching ...
Every disastrous accident alarms us, and sets us on enquiries concerning the principles whence it arose: Apprehensions spring up w ...
Be silent always when you doubt your sense;
And speak, though sure, with seeming diffidence:
To have gathered from the air a live tradition
or from a fine old eye the unconquered flame
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Give me a mystery--just a plain and simple one--a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little, barefoot mystery: give m ...
Illustrious examples engross, prejudice, and intimidate. They engross our attention, and so prevent a due inspection of ourselves; ...
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