Boldness Quotes and Sayings

Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you’ve always imagined.

Fear is a spirit that keeps you sitting, Boldness helps you to stand. Humility reminds us when to sit again, Pride never sits only stands.

Submitted by: Marlon Carrillo on October 5, 2008

If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.
– Robert Greene

People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.
– Dale E. Turner

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.

Prayer in private results in boldness in public.
– Edwin Louis Cole

Boldness be my friend.
William Shakespeare


No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.
Isaac Newton

Love, like Fortune, favours the bold.
– E.A. Bucchianeri

Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
– Edmund Spenser

The indecision brings its own delays, and days are lost lamenting o’er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; what you can do, or dream you can, begin it; boldness as genius, power and magic in it
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.
Sigmund Freud

Freedom lies in being bold.
Robert Frost

The older you get the bolder you get.

Submitted by: sufyanj on June 4, 2012

Boldness is a child of ignorance
– Francis Bacon Sr


Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution
– Francis Bacon Sr

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

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never fear standing out, being bold, being you and being phenomenal!

A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
– Homer

The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
Theodore Roosevelt

Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.
John Dryden

The boldness of his mind was sheathed in a scabbard of politeness.
– Dumas Malone

Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.
– Menander

Be bold when others are scared.


We need to be visionary; we have to be bold.
– Angela Hunt

Be Bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for.
– Ruth Boorstine

The breeze of grace is always blowing; set your sail to catch that breeze.
– Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
Jonathan Swift

Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together.
– Brad Henry

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