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Fortune befriends the bold.

John Dryden (1631-1700) British poet, dramatist and critic.

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) Protestant preacher and author.

Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626) British statesman and philosopher.

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.