Daring Quotes

Quotes tagged as "daring" (showing 1-30 of 267)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Eudora Welty
“All serious daring starts from within.”
Eudora Welty, On Writing

André Gide
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
André Gide

Kurt Vonnegut
“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

Niccolò Machiavelli
“Never was anything great achieved without danger.”
Niccolò Machiavelli

Roopleen
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
Roopleen

Christopher Paolini
“I always say, better ask forgiveness than permission.”
Christopher Paolini

Katherine Mansfield
“Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."

(Journal entry, 14 October 1922)”
Katherine Mansfield, Journal of Katherine Mansfield

Judith McNaught
“You can't outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don't play at all. and if u don't play u can't win.”
Judith McNaught, Paradise

Roopleen
“Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.”
Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

Anne Rice
“Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

William James
“Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”
William James, The Principles of Psychology

Roopleen
“The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.”
Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action....no matter what.  So you're afraid? Be afraid.  Be scared silly to the point you're trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

Osho
“Don't try to understand life. Live it! Don't try to understand love. Move into love. Then you will know - and all that knowing will come out of your experiencing. The more you know, the more you know that much remains to be known.”
Osho, Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

“It's daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.”
Luci Swindoll, I Married Adventure

Criss Jami
“With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Bayard Taylor
“The bravest are the most tender; the loving are the daring.”
Bayard Taylor

Alexandre Dumas
“Besides we are men, and after all it is our business to risk our lives.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

Lorena Bathey
“You have been given a second chance to start your life over. You can't throw this opportunity away. If you do you will be a colossal fool. If you get the chance to do something and don't do it then you'll simply live with regret. That's a worse situation than trying something daring and maybe not succeeding. At least you tried. Isn't that what you want to show your kids?”
Lorena Bathey, Beatrice Munson

Georges Jacques Danton
“Il nous faut de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace!"

(We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring!)

[Assemblée legislative, Paris; Sept. 2, 1792]”
Georges Jacques Danton

“People should always force themselves to do daring things.”
Gordon Forbes, A Handful Of Summers
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Criss Jami
“I'm starting to think that my level of intrigue outweighs my fear of controversy.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Beryl Markham
“(On Baron von Blixen:)

Six feet of amiable Swede and, to my knowledge, the toughest, most durable White Hunter ever to snicker at the fanfare of safari or to shoot a charging buffalo between the eyes while debating whether his sundown drink will be gin or whisky.”
Beryl Markham, West with the Night

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Act as if it was, and it will be.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Rafael Sabatini
“What a man dares to do, he should dare to confess- unless he is a coward.”
Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche

Patricia V. Davis
“As women of the western world, we see our sisters in other lands being raped, maimed and even executed simply for trying to exercise the most basic freedoms, such as taking a bus alone or wearing a bright red sweater. And when we look at our own world, we see that it too still lacks equality for the sexes.

It's a terrible thing to go through one's entire lifetime not getting to do all the things we dream of doing just because others say we're not permitted to do them, and to know that they will hurt us if we try.

But far, far worse than that is when there's not a thing or a person outside that's stopping us from living exactly as we wish, but we stop ourselves; internally we do not give ourselves permission, simply because we're too scared of what will happen if we dare.”
Patricia V. Davis, The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know

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