Category Archives: Being Bold

Quotes about being bold, boldness

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Machiavelli

“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

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Jonathan Swift

“He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.” – Jonathan Swift

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Edmund Spenser

“Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.” – Edmund Spenser

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Robert Frost

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost

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Theodore Roosevelt

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

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Oscar Wilde

“Moderation is a fatal thing; nothing succeeds like excess.” – Oscar Wilde

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Michel de Montaigne

“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

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Mary Wortley Montagu

“But the fruit that can fall without shaking¬†Indeed is too mellow for me.”¬†– Mary Wortley Montagu

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Ovid

“Venus favors the bold.” – Ovid

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Baltasar Gracian

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

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Francis Bacon

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

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John Dryden

“Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.” – John Dryden

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Baltasar Gracian

“Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.” – Baltasar Gracian