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Quotations about Boldness



The game is worth the candle. I will play it boldly and remorselessly. ~Leon Lewis (1833–1920), Found Guilty; or, The Hidden Crime, 1878


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


Venus favors the bold. ~Ovid, translated by Rolfe Humphries, 1957


This is well to be weighed, that boldness is ever blind, for it seeth not dangers and inconveniences; therefore it is ill in counsel, good in execution... ~Francis Bacon


Be bold, Be bold, and every where Be bold... ~Edmund Spenser


Fate loves the fearless... ~James Russell Lowell


Bold as an onion! ~James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897


Your heart knows that sometimes it's okay to be a complete idiot. ~Kelly Johnson, @KellyMichele29, August 2010 entry to The Quote Garden create your own quote contest on Twitter, @quotegarden


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]


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; for, methinks, custom allows to age more liberty of prating, and more indiscretion of talking of a man's self. ~Michel de Montaigne, translated by Charles Cotton


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


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


I smile in unfear, in conscious potency. I come with yet more strength for the strong, with suage for the assuager. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), "Songs of the Strong: III," A Soul's Faring, 1921


USA TODAY, April 2012: Bubba Watson won the 2012 Masters with the help of a pink PING G20 driver. He uses that color to promote cancer awareness and prevention. Tell us: Would you play with a Bubba Watson-pink driver?
— "You gotta have a big pair to swing pink, way to go Bubba!" ~Lowell Jacoby
— "I think it's a little odd, too, but hard to call him sissy-boy when he hits it 360 yards." ~Tim McDonald


I'm always top banana in the shock department. ~Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly





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