Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid.
Yield not to evils, but attack all the more boldly.
-Virgil, Roman epic poet (70 BC – 19 BC)
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson, US essayist & poet (1803 – 1882)