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Boldness quotes

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Isaac Asimov

A bold attempt is half of success.
English proverb

If you're the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. If
you're that kind of person, you'll live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving
yourself for something that never happens. Then, you die a boring old man.
Robert Kiyosaki

It is only by being bold that you get anywhere. If you are a risk-taker, then the art is to
protect the downside.
Sir Richard Branson

The most timid soul is made bold by necessity.
Chinese proverb

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as
often as the bold.
Helen Keller

Boldness is royal power without a crown.
Jewish proverb

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger, but calculating risk and
acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength
to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The generous and bold have the best lives.
Norwegian proverb

Boldness in business is the first, second, and third thing.
English proverb

No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Sir Isaac Newton

Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and
expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.
Benjamin Disraeli

Freedom lies in being bold.
Robert Frost

Rice makes man strong, money makes him bold.
Vietnamese proverb

Call someone you are intimidated to call, buy a pair of shoes that costs more than you would
ever have paid in the past, ask for something you want that you have been too frightened to
ask for before. Take a risk a day - one small or bold stroke that will make you feel great once
you have done it.
Susan Jeffers

The gods favor the bold.
Ovid

The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent
experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly
and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Boldness takes cities.
Russian proverb

The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.
Victor Hugo

Law 28
Enter Action With Boldness

If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will
infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you
commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold;
no one honors the timid.
Robert Greene

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.
Horace

He who finds fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.
Baltasar Gracian

A man ought to avow his opinions and defend them with boldness.
John Adams

People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When
you've figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.
Jack Canfield

Nothing emboldens sin so much as mercy.
William Shakespeare, Timon Of Athens

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Boldly ventured is half won.
German proverb

If you live at your personal best you'll upset those who are afraid to live at theirs.
Never-the-less, proceed boldly.
Sean Stephenson

How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved!
Sigmund Freud

Boldness is the fruit of hope.
Philippine proverb

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While
this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to
the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body
and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of
your walks.
Thomas Jefferson

The young and bold favor speed, while the old and the experienced move slowly.
Chinese proverb

Whenever you're in doubt of what you should do, err on the side of aggression. Choose the
more bold action. Because if you wait around for the safer and less bold opportunity to make
a move on her, chances are the attraction will be less or may even dwindle.
Mark Manson, Models - Attract Women Through Honesty

Be bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for.
Ruth Boorstin

If ever you feel like an animal among men, be a lion.
Criss Jami

Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition - in having put
forth the best within you.
Henry J. Kaiser

Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
Herbert Spencer

If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the
consequences.
Criss Jami

Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.
Menander

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for
strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into
unexplored territory.
Alan Alda

Fortune befriends the bold.
Emily Dickinson