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Quotations about Boldness


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It is better to be bold than too circumspect, because fortune is of a sex which likes not a tardy wooer and repulses all who are not ardent.  ~Machiavelli


Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.  ~Baltasar Gracián, translated from Spanish


But the fruit that can fall without shaking
Indeed is too mellow for me.
~Mary Wortley Montagu, The Answer


Venus favors the bold.  ~Ovid


I speak truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare; and I dare a little the more, as I grow older.  ~Michel de Montaigne, translated


Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.  ~Francis Bacon


Few novels or plays could exist without at least one troublemaker in the group, and perhaps life couldn't either.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966


There is no strong performance without a little fanaticism in the performer.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Freedom lies in being bold.  ~Robert Frost


Moderation is a fatal thing; nothing succeeds like excess.  ~Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, 1894


Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.  ~Edmund Spenser


If the light in your life has changed to yellow, I recommend you floor it.  It's safer than the alternative.  ~Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.com


Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.  ~John Dryden


The unforgivable crime is soft hitting.  Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.  ~Theodore Roosevelt


He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold. ~Baltasar Gracián, translated from Spanish


He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.  ~Jonathan Swift



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