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DARING
[ Also see Adventure Audacity Bravery Character Courage Heroes Presumption Rashness Recklessness Soldiers Valor War ]

Behold the turtle: He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
      - James B. Conant

We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.
      - Georges Jacques Danton

Who dares not speak his free thoughts is a slave.
      - Euripides

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey
         (bk. 7, l. 67), (Pope's translation)

And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Odyssey
         (bk. II, l. 312), (Pope's translation)

Dare to do something worth of exile and prison if you mean to be anybody. Virtue is praised and left to freeze.
  [Lat., Aude aliquid brevibus Gyaris et carcere dignum
    Si vis esse aliquis. Probitas laudatur et alget.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Dare to do something worthy of transportation and a prison, if you mean to be anybody.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

And what they dare to dream of, date to do.
      - James Russell Lowell,
        Ode Recited at the Harvard Commemoration
         (st. 3)

By daring, great fears are concealed.
      - Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan)

Who dares this pair of boots displace,
  Must meet Bombastes face to face.
      - William Barnes Rhodes, Bombastes Furioso
         (act I, sc. 4)

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
  [Ger., Wer nicht waget der darf nichts hoffen.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Don Carlos

The will to do, the soul to dare.
      - Sir Walter Scott

And dar'st thou then
  To beard the lion in his den,
    The Douglas in his hall?
      - Sir Walter Scott, Marmion
         (canto VI, st. 14)

I dare do all that may become a man;
  Who dares do more is none.
      - William Shakespeare, Macbeth
         (Macbeth at I, vii)

What man dare, I dare.
  Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear,
    The armed rhinoceros, or th' Hyrcan tiger;
      Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves
        Shall never tremble.
      - William Shakespeare, Macbeth
         (Macbeth at III, iv)

Be bolde, be bolde, and everywhere be bolde.
      - Edmund Spenser

No one reaches a high position without daring.
  [Lat., Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and it will succumb.
      - William Makepeace Thackeray

Dare to act! Even Venus aids the bold.
  [Lat., Audendum est; fortes adjuvat ipsa Venus.]
      - Albius Tibullus, Carmina (I, 2, 16)


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