Thursday, 8 August 2013


 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,
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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