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AUDACITY
[ Also see Adventure Boldness Bravery Character Courage Daring Nerve Presumption Rashness Recklessness Soldiers Valor ]

Fear made the gods; audacity has made kings.
  [Fr., La crainte fit les dieux; l'audace a fait les rois.]
      - Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon,
        during the French Revolution

This audacity of theirs is not new.
  [It., Questa lor tracotanza non e nuova.]
      - Dante ("Dante Alighieri"), Inferno
         (VIII, 124)

Audacity, more audacity, always audacity.
  [Fr., De l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace.]
      - Georges Jacques Danton,
        during the French Revolution

The human race afraid of nothing, rushes through every crime.
  [Lat., Audax omnia perpeti
    Gens humana ruit per vetitum nefas.]
      - Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Carmina
         (I, 3, 25)

By audacity, great fears are concealed.
  [Lat., Audendo magnus tegitur timor.]
      - Lucanus (Marcus Annaeus Lucan), Pharsalia
         (IV, 702)


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