Daring is an adventurous form of boldness, associated with a willingness to take on risks, or even a desire to seek them out. It is characterized by courage, or showing bravery, but may imply an element of foolhardiness.
- Wishing to dare serves no purpose at all, if it remains a wish.
- Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Simply Transcribed. Quotations from Fausto Cercignani, 2013, p. 15.
- "There is a steep and lofty wall,
Where my warders trembling stand,
He who at speed shall ride round its height,
For him shall be my hand."
- Letitia Elizabeth Landon The Troubadour (1825) Title poem, Canto IV, 'The Proud Ladye'
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 160.
- A decent boldness ever meets with friends.
- Homer, Odyssey, Pope's translation, Book 7, line 67.
- And what he greatly thought, he nobly dared.
- Homer, Odyssey, Pope's translation, Book II, line 312.
- And what they dare to dream of, dare to do.
- James Russell Lowell, Ode Recited at the Harvard Commemoration (July 21, 1865), Stanza 3.
- Who dares this pair of boots displace,
Must meet Bombastes face to face.
- William B. Rhodes, Bombastes Furioso, Act I, scene 4.
- Wer nichts waget der darf nichts hoffen.
- And dar'st thou then
To beard the lion in his den,
The Douglas in his hall?
- Walter Scott, Marmion (1808), Canto VI, Stanza 14.
- I dare do all that may become a man:
Who dares do more, is none.
- What man dare, I dare:
Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear,
The arm'd rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger,
Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves
Shall never tremble.
- Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum.
- No one reaches a high position without daring.
- Syrus, Maxims.
- Audendum est; fortes adjuvat ipsa Venus.
- Dare to act! Even Venus aids the bold.
- Tibullus, Carmina, I, 2, 16.