A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on art, boldness, earth, possessions, and pride

An apt and true reply was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that king had asked the man what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered with bold pride. "What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth; but because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled emperor."

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: The City of God

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A Quote by Ruth Boorstin on boldness

Be bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for.

Ruth Boorstin

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on boldness, freedom, and lies

Freedom lies in being bold.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Francis Kennedy on apathy, boldness, commitment, contentment, courage, future, idealism, ideas, passion, problems, projects, reason, society, and timidity

The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.

Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968)

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A Quote by Robert Burns on boldness

Inspiring, bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn!

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: Tam o' Shanter.

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on boldness, caution, fortune, and skill

It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune, and when you have it, it requires ten times as much skill to keep it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Publius Cornelius Tacitus on boldness, bravery, despair, fear, fortune, persistence, and timidity

The brave and bold persist even against fortune; the timid and cowardly rush to despair though fear alone.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus (c.55 - c.120 AD)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on boldness and earth

What! alive, and so bold, O earth?

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

Source: Written on hearing the news of the death of Napoleon.

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A Quote by Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid on boldness

The gods favor the bold.

Ovid (43 BC - c. 18 AD)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on boldness, country, destruction, men, pride, and wealth

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay. Princes and lords may flourish or may fade,- A breath can make them, as a breath has made; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroy'd, can never be supplied.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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