The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
Whatever actions you take, keep in mind that over the course of life, you will fail far more from timidity, procrastination, and carefulness than you will from just stepping up to the plate and, as we say in Australia, giving it a bloody go!
A timid mind is apt to mistake every scratch for a mortal wound.
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?
one who makes no mistakes makes nothing
Great empires are not maintained by timidity.
We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life, but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary. No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
An hour's terror is better than a lifetime of timidity.