What luck for rulers, that men do not think.
~ Adolph Hitler
Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.
Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.
He was a bold man that first eat an oyster.
Venus favors the bold.
Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
Few novels or plays could exist without at least one troublemaker in the group, and perhaps life couldn't either.
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.
Freedom lies in being bold.
The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
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
Moderation is a fatal thing; nothing succeeds like excess.
He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.