Quotations on Boldness
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Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it.
(Keywords: Life, Action, Boldness, Honor)
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Work, Power, Genius, Boldness, Magic, Mind, Will)
Nature hath given not only to the highest, but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation, a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering, even in the presence of their princes and chieftains.
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Keywords: Nature, People, Boldness, Confidence, Nation)
The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.
- Brian Greene
(Keywords: Answers, Boldness, Deep, Flexibility, May, Questions)
It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
(Keywords: Fear, Being, Boldness, Risk)
The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Love, Boldness, First, Man, Timidity)
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 your constant companion of your walks.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: Nature, Character, Body, Boldness, Exercise, Independence, Games, Mind)
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: God, Fear, Blind, Boldness, Existence, Question, Reason)
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson
(Keywords: God, Fear, Boldness, Existence, Fact, Opinion, Question, Reason)
I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. No one who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Keywords: Faith, Boldness, Giving, Humanity)
It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness.
- Ninon de Lenclos
(Keywords: Men, Women, Boldness, Modesty, Value)
Legend has it that when God created me, he gave me a big distinctive voice, a lot of boldness and no heart.
- Ethel Merman
(Keywords: God, Heart, Boldness, Voice)
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
- W. H. Murray
(Keywords: Power, Genius, Dream, Boldness, Magic)
Boldness and decision command, often even in evil, the respect and concurrence of mankind.
- Robert Dale Owen
(Keywords: Decision, Boldness, Evil, Mankind, Respect)
You fall into my arms. You are the good gift of destruction's path, When life sickens more than disease. And boldness is the root of beauty. Which draws us together.
- Boris Pasternak
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Boldness, Destruction, Disease)
It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty.
- Walter Scott
(Keywords: Purpose, Strength, Boldness, Duty, Energy, Will)
People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.
- Dale Turner
(Keywords: People, Progress, Adventure, Boldness, Mistakes, Spirit)
My hope and prayer is that the body of Christ in America will awake with holy boldness, a boldness content neither with silence nor mere words but that backs up those words with action and results.
- Frank R. Wolf
(Keywords: Action, Hope, America, Body, Boldness, Christ, Content, Prayer, Results, Silence, Will, Words)