40 Quotes On Bold!

by Tess on July 22, 2010

4691216369 481a33721f 40 Quotes On Bold!

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1. "Be bold when others are scared.”-Thomas J. Powell

2.   “We're getting really bold now. We'll just go right up to someone and ask them.” -Christine Richerds

3.   “We need to be visionary; we have to be bold.” 
-Angela Hunt

4.  “I knew I had to do something bold to get myself noticed.”  -Kathleen Hynes

5.  " Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold."
- Helen Keller 

6. "Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold."
-Herbert Spencer 

7. “Our solutions must be beyond anything we have ever considered, … We should not be afraid to try bold new approaches.”  -Mary Landrieu

8.  “The Bold and the Beautiful.”  -Eddie Cibrian

9.  "Fortune befriends the bold." -Emily Dickinson 

10. "Freedom lies in being bold."  -Robert Frost 

11. "Boldness be my friend.” -William Shakespeare

12. "How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold."  -William Wordsworth 

13. "Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory." -Alan Alda 

14. "Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together."
-Brad Henry 

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

16. "Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms." -Anthony Storr 

17. "Over the next four years, we will be bold. We will be willing to experiment. We will not fear failure." -Matt Blunt 

18. "Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare." -Voltaire 

19. "Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip. -Aristophanes 

20. "Freedom lies in being bold.” -Robert Frost

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

22. “Realize that ultimate success comes from opportunistic, bold move which by definition, cannot be planned.”
- Ross Johnson

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

24. “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 

25. “The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness.” -Victor Hugo

26.  “Boldness is a mask for fear, however great.” -John Dryden

27. “How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved” 
-Sigmund Freud

28. “Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

29. “Venus favors the bold.” -Ovid

30. “Begin, be bold and venture to be wise.”-Horace

31. “At the center of Bold Moves are the choices people make every day about how to live their lives – that's what drives the action.” -Cisco Codina

32. “a bold and good thing to do.” -Tucker Carlson

33. “Even God lends a hand to honest boldness.” -Menander 

34. “Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together.”
-Brad Henry

35. “If you choose something that's really bold, it can really stand on its own.”  -Aimee Sands                                                                                                           
36. "Those who take bold chances don’t think failure is the opposite of success. They believe complacency is." -unknown 

37. "Be Bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for."-Ruth Boorstine

38. "Put a grain of boldness into everything you do."                 -Baltasar Gracian

39. "Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition – in having put forth the best within you." – James Kaiser

40. "Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms."
-Anthony Storr

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    soultravelers3 July 22, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Gotta love bold quotes, thanks!

    We are big believers in fearless living, been on an open ended world tour as a family since 2006, so very happy to have found your blog!
    .-= soultravelers3´s last post…Family Travel Portugal =-.

    Paige von July 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Well I’m certainly not the norm unless you are in a room full of special people

    Hi ya, here by way of the Funster’s side bar button link and passing on some comment love
    .-= Paige von´s last post…Emergency Post =-.

    Kate July 22, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Hi Tess,
    Fabulous list. I love number 5, Helen Keller was such an inspirational person, but this just reminds us that not being bold won’t necessarily mean we avoid any negative consequences…….so sod it and go for it!


    Phil - Less Ordinary Llving July 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Love the new look, Love the quotes. Brilliant Tess – well done. I know how much time it takes to get this together. 23 always comes up in my life and is one of my favourites. Great work!

    .-= Phil – Less Ordinary Llving´s last post…Can you really think yourself happy =-.

    The Exception July 22, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Tess – I took your question and had fun with it for a post for Friday – and I have been asking my friends the same question. So, Tess, what would you do were you ten times bolder?
    Love the quotes and the inspiration!

    Mark July 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Great and bold quotes! Thanks for sharing.
    10 times as bold as I am today would be dangerous. As a matter of fact I was that bold and I have clipped it back a few notches. There is a thin line between being bold and being arrogant and I have crossed that line many times. I am at the right level of bold for me now.
    .-= Mark´s last post…I Hunger … No More =-.

    Wilma Ham July 22, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Hi Tess,
    I love this one; “We need to be visionary; we have to be bold.”
    I am seeing how we can live life differently, VASTLY differently. It requires boldly letting go of a lot of old ‘knowing’, of logic as I know it, of old expectations and thoughts while going into the unknown where the old no longer works.
    It often freaks me out, it is not easy to go on an untrodden path, it sure requires boldness.
    I am doing it though, I am more and more bolder in living my vision.
    It is a great adventure and boldness is indeed a very good thing to promote as it is an essential part of becoming the change you want to see.
    Thanks for asking, oh bold one, xox Wilma

    Lori July 22, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Oooh, I love quotes. It’s a bold quote extravaganza!
    Here’s my fav:
    “Let us be bold. Let us be brave. Let us be together.”
    -Brad Henry

    (I put that one in BOLD type). ;)
    You’re lovely, Tess. I’ll be brave and bold with you!
    .-= Lori´s last post…The Woman with the Panther Tattoo =-.

    vered July 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    I love this (and not necessarily the “bold” part!):

    “Laugh at yourself, but don’t ever aim your doubt at yourself.”

    Evita July 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Tess

    Wow, this is quite the list!

    I love #36…
    .-= Evita´s last post…The Two Most Powerful Words To Create Change =-.

    suzen July 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Hi Tess!
    Wonderful list! If I get any bolder I will be in jail!

    Tony Single July 22, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Tess, if I were bolder I’d go streaking in public. But then I’d probably be arrested and would therefore be restricted to streaking in prison. Is there a further prison for repeat offenders in prison? :P

    Patricia July 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Here! Hear! this is marvelous…and I just wanted to tell you I used something else you wrote this week as my daughter’s birthday card….it was a great success…Thank your for your bold words and endeavors

    Joy July 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Hi Tess,
    I *am* ten times bolder..if I was ten times bolder than that shoot I’d be over the top:) Love your quotes!!!
    And, Tony, I don’t know about streaking in public, but in my world it’s the norm to skinny dip..are you and Cass up for a visit..LOL:)
    .-= Joy´s last post…Wednesday Wisdom- Cove of Answers =-.

    Zeenat{Positive Provocations} July 22, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Tess,
    You up there and your site…look so amazingly vibrant! My heart skipped a happy beat when your site loaded :)
    As for boldness…these awesome quotes list will definitely make me 200% more bold for sure.
    Lots of love,

    Julie July 23, 2010 at 4:55 am

    These are wonderful. If only I could tattoo each of these on my heart. #20 succinctly wraps up ALL these with five little words that I think even I can remember. Thank you, Robert Frost! And thank YOU, Tess, for all these. PS: I can’t get enough of your new site! I just LOVE it! Almost as much as I love you. xoxo ~J
    .-= Julie´s last post…In Others Words- 3 =-.

    Angela Artemis July 23, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Great Tess!
    I love all the quotes. This was my favorite: “Those who take bold chances don’t think failure is the opposite of success. They believe complacency is.”

    I have always lived by the adage – feel the fear and do it anyway. I guess that’s being bold. If you have an idea and a desire go for it! Don’t wait until the perfect conditions arise, or your perfect, etc. – just dive in and do it!

    Vincent July 23, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Hi Tess,

    Found you through Change Your Thoughts. Being bold is one of the underrated factors in personal development.

    I believe being bold has its virtue. Being bold helps to make us stand out. It also helps us to take the much needed leap to break out of our comfort zone and grow.

    Thanks for sharing.

    .-= Vincent´s last post…If You Don’t Track The Numbers In Your Life Now- You Will Regret It Later =-.

    Tess July 23, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Hhhmmmm I have to think about that. To me bold is fun and arrogant isn’t. I know you’d lean to the fun and brave side. I’ll join you there.

    Tess July 23, 2010 at 7:48 am

    We only need to act as if…with confidence of course and we’re capable of most anything. I agree the conditions are never perfect and we will never arrive. Thanks for your visit to the bold life.

    I’m thinking these are already tatooed on your heart. Thanks for the compliment on my site, I’m enjoying it as well. And…love ya more;)

    You inspire so many people it’s my pleasure to give back. I’ll be sure to watch for you bold changes and let me know if I can join you in anything fun and bold.

    I wish I knew when my children were growing up not to take on their energies! Oh I would have saved myself from so many teenage moods;) I remember when I worked in prison as a counselor my friend told me to put myself in a big pink bubble of light before going in the door. It worked. Yes Simon packs a lot into one article doesn’t he?

    Yes you are Bold and I think already over the top. And that’s why we all love you…keep showing us the way Joy. Happy Friday.

    I’m honored that you used my words in her birthday card. Anytime my friend;) You just gave me a shot of happy.

    Nooooo don’t go there;) I’ll bet you could teach cartooning there and make them all smile! Check Joy’s invite and let me know when you go.

    LOL are you enjoying your summer home? Is the work finished. How about offering a retreat there? I hope you’re having a fun filled summer and your classes are giving you the info you need on your new endeavor. Let me know how you’re doing.

    Just don’t tell hubs cuz he doesn’t think I like cooking so we eat out a lot! Oh and I love all nighters next time sleep more before joining me here;)
    Surprisingly it wasn’t easy to create. There aren’t a lot of bold quotes to choose from compared to happiness and love etc. Hmm maybe I should begin a list of my own.

    I like that one as well. And I love your blog!

    Sandra Lee,
    Yes these are so amazing and nothing is stopping us except us. Crazy, eh?

    What…you’re a few steps ahead of me girlfriend but I’m coming up from behind as fast as I can. I think that is an awesome tagline. Even title of a book. You?

    Hi Wilma,
    You are out there on the cutting edge and I appreciate you being so raw, open and bold on your blog. You are an example for anyone who wants to take their lives to the next level.

    You’re awesome. I hope you’re still planning on visiting me in the fall. Sedona here we come;)

    Hi Cath,
    LOL on the shoes…I can just see you at your computer thinking I’m crazy. And I was!
    I did go to Toastmasters years back and because I’m speaking again I’ve just joined again. It’s call memorizing and practicing until the cows come home. I’ve never seen a paid professional use notes or read unless you’re the President or something;)
    It depends on what you’re purpose is. Thanks!


    Keith Davis July 23, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Hi Tess
    Saw that you had a new avatar so came over to take a closer look.
    Love the avatar and love the new header.
    I’d say that was a pretty bold move.
    .-= Keith Davis´s last post…A splash of colour =-.

    Patty - Why Not Start Now? July 23, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Tess – What a great new look for your blog! And that’s certainly a boatload of quotes you pulled together (or maybe I should say a boldload). Many of them speak to me, but I’ve always particularly loved the Goethe quote. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard it about 25 years ago!
    .-= Patty – Why Not Start Now?´s last post…Meaning Mondays- An Invitation to Dance =-.

    Angela Artemis July 23, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Tess, I just noticed you has Powered by Intuition on your blogroll – thank you! How very kind of you. I’m touched.

    Chris Akins July 23, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    My personal favorite: “He who does not risk, cannot win.” John Paul Jones
    .-= Chris Akins´s last post…Become a brilliant public speaker =-.

    Preeti @ Heart and Mind July 24, 2010 at 3:02 am


    I like bold quotes, I should have known, bold quotes by bold life! I like 27. “How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved” by Sigmund Freud. He knew stuff.

    Congratulations on being featured in online magazine!

    Brenda July 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

    These bold quotes make me want to do everything that has been on my “to do” list now! Thank you Tess for sharing your passion for life with us and inspiring us to live in our fullness!

    Love to all!

    Cath Lawson July 24, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Hi Tess – Who knew there were so many “bold” quotes. I love the world “bold” and I love your blog name.

    I used to have the word bold in my tagline. It was “bold advice for business success”. But I wanted to fit in the word “life” and it wouldn’t all fit in my header. Hopefully, when I get a redesign I can get some boldness back into my blog.

    Karl Staib - Work Happy Now July 25, 2010 at 7:59 am

    My favorite is…

    “How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved”
    -Sigmund Freud

    It’s amazing how much more confident when I let love flow freely into my life.

    Caroline July 25, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I love these quotes!!! Great inspiration for me today.
    .-= Caroline´s last post…A simple Sunday on my imaginary farm =-.

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