A Quote by John Leonard on boldness, memory, mind, pain, and shame

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.

John Leonard

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A Quote by John Keats on boldness, gold, men, purity, serenity, and silence

Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne, Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific, and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise, Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Source: On first looking into Chapman's Homer.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on boldness, genius, indecision, losing, magic, and power

Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. . . . What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on boldness, dreams, genius, magic, and power

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Johann Kaspar Lavater on boldness, faith, giving, and humanity

I am prejudiced in favor of him who, without impudence, can ask boldly. He has faith in humanity, and faith in himself. Noone who is not accustomed to giving grandly can ask nobly and with boldness.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741 - 1801)

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A Quote by E. James (Jim) Rohn on arrogance, boldness, challenge, humility, humor, kindness, laziness, leadership, rudeness, timidity, and weakness

The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.

Jim Rohn

Source: tape of meeting in Sacramento, CA, with Rich DeVos, Jay Van Andel & many others, c. 1979-1980. Tape was recorded privately and is in the public domain.

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A Quote by Jeffrey R. Holland on boldness, children, divinity, fatherhood, feeling, hope, and sons

Dads, is it too bold to hope that our children might have some small portion of the feeling for us that the Divine Son felt for His Father?

Jeffrey R. Holland (1940 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1999, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by James Henry Leigh Hunt on angels, boldness, books, dreams, god, gold, love, men, names, peace, rest, vision, and writing

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold:- Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" -The vision raised its head, And with a look made all of sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay not so." Replied the angel, Abou spoke more low, But clearly still, and said, "I pray thee, then, Write me as one that loves his fellow-men." The angel wrote and vanished. The next night It came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed. And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest!

James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)

Source: Abou Ben Adhem and the Angel

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A Quote by Irving Fisher on boldness, economics, effort, mathematics, mind, vision, and world

The effort of the economist is to "see," to picture the interplay of economic elements. The more clearly cut these elements appear in his vision, the better; the more elements he can grasp and hold in his mind at once, the better. The economic world is a misty region. The first explorers used unaided vision. Mathematics is the lantern by which what before was dimly visible now looms up in firm, bold outlines. The old phantasmagoria disappear. We see better. We also see further.

Irving Fisher

Source: Transactions of Conn. Academy, 1892.

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A Quote by Homer on boldness and friendship

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.

Homer (c. 850 BC -)

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