Boldness, Confidence, Courage

"...the righteous are bold as a lion" (Prov 28:1b). "...the godly are as bold as lions" (Prov 28:1b, NLT).

"Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident" (Ps 27:3).

"But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high" (Ps 3:3).

"This is my commandbe strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go" (Josh 1:9, NLT).

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline" (2 Tim 1:7, NLT).

Here are a gazillion quotes:

  • "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." Goethe.
  • "Freedom lies in being bold." Robert Frost.
  • "Boldness be my friend!" William Shakespeare.
  • "No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess." Isaac Newton.
  • "Even God lends a hand to honest boldness." Menander (Greek dramatist, 342 BC - 291 BC).
  • "Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise." Horace (Roman poet, 65 BC - 8 BC).
  •  "The boldness of his mind was sheathed in a scabbard of politeness." Dumas Malone (historian, Jefferson biographer).
  • "Men sometimes speak as if humility and meekness would rob us of what is noble and bold and manlike. O that all would believe that this is the nobility of the kingdom of heaven..." Andrew Murray, Humility.
  • "...after the resurrection, that strange boldness had come upon the disciples." Alfred Noyes (English poet, 1880-1958).
  • "Love, like Fortune, favours the bold." Bucchianeri (author).
  • "Past boldness is no assurance of future boldness. Boldness demands continual reliance on God's spirit." Andy Stanley.
  • "To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence." Mark Twain.
  • "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot." Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • "Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." Marie Curie.
  • "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." Dale Carnegie.
  • "Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral..." Charles Stanley.
  • "With confidence you have won before your have started." Marcus Garvey (Jamaican political leader, 1887-1940).
  • "Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence." Pope John Paul II.