De l’audace, encore de l’audace, et toujours de l’audace! [Audacity, audacity again, and audacity always.]
~ Georges Danton, to the French Legislative Assembly on September 2, 1792
We must not be afraid of dreaming the seemingly impossible if we want the seemingly impossible to become a reality.
~ Vaclav Havel, The Art of the Impossible: Politics as Morality in Practice
Impetuosity and audacity often achieve what ordinary means fail to achieve.
~ Nicholi Machiavelli, in Discourses
In audacity and obstinacy will be found safety.
~ Napoleon I, in Maxims of War
Desperate affairs, require desperate remedies
~ Horatio Nelson
The gods favour the bold.
~ Ovid, in Metamorphoses, x
Bold decisions give the best promise of success.
~ Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, in Rules of Desert Warfare
Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
~ Edmund Spenser, in The Faerie Queene
Boldness be my friend!
Arm me, audacity, from heat to foot!
~ William Shakespeare, in Cymbeline
Great empires are not maintained by timidity.
~ Tacitus, in Histories