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Friedrich NietzscheVivere pericolosamente.

To live dangerously.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

     (the phrase in its Italian version was popularized by Mussolini)

Bette DavisThe key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

David Lloyd GeorgeDon't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

André GideMan cannot discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.

—  André Gide, 1869-1951, French writer, Nobel 1947

Eleanor RooseveltDo one thing every day that scares you.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Wolfgang GoetheWhatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersonDo not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

John KennedyThose who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Victor HugoNothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Sigmund FreudHow bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Robert FrostFreedom lies in being bold.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

David Lloyd GeorgeIf you listen to the neverdo's, it's never done.

—  David Lloyd George, 1863-1945, British Prime Minister [1916-1922]

Eleanor RooseveltWhat could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Rutherford B. HayesFighting battles is like courting girls: those who make the most pretensions and are boldest usually win.

—  Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822-1893, American President [1877-1881]

VauvenarguesThose who can bear all can dare all.

—  Vauvenargues, 1715-1747, French author of maxims

Walt DisneyIt's kind of fun to do the impossible.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Walt DisneyFirst, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Mark TwainTwenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

—  Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American writer


International proverbFortune favours the brave.

—  International proverb



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