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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, A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation, According to the Most Polite Mode and Method Now Used at Court, and in the Best Companies of England, in Three Dialogues by Simon Wagstaff, Esq., "Polite Conversation, &c.: Dialogue II" (Colonel Atwit), completed 1731, published 1738  [This is the original phrasing. Some later sources have changed this to "He was a bold man that first ate an oyster." —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

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