In the hollow tree, in the old gray tower, The spectral Owl doth dwell; Dull, hated, despised, in the sunshine hour, But at dusk he's abroad and well! Not a bird of the forest e'er mates with him All mock him outright, by day: But at night, when the woods grow still and dim, The boldest will shrink away! O, when the night falls, and roosts the fowl, Then, then, is the reign of the Horned Owl!
Our Meistersinger, thou set breath in steel; And it was thou who on the boldest heel Stood up and flung the span on even wing Of that great Bridge, our Myth, whereof I sing.(Harold) Hart Crane
There was silence deep as death,And the boldest held his breath,For a time.thomas campbell
In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.livy
The measure may be thought bold, but I am of the opinion the boldest are the safest.horatio nelson
In one point the plan was fatally defective, since it involved the deadly enmity of a race whose character and whose power were as yet but ill understood,--the fiercest, boldest, most politic, and most ambitious savages to whom the American forest has ever given birth.francis parkman
Fighting battles is like courting girls: those who make the most pretensions and are boldest usually win.rutherford b. hayes
Man is of soul and body, formed for deeds Of high resolve; on fancy's boldest wing.Percy Bysshe Shelley
In such a strait the wisest may well be perplexed, and the boldest staggered.Edmund Burke
Grave is the Master's look; his forehead wears Thick rows of wrinkles, prints of worrying cares: Uneasy lies the heads of all that rule, His worst of all whose kingdom is a school. Supreme he sits; before the awful frown That binds his brows the boldest eye goes down; Not more submissive Israel heard and saw At Sinai's foot the Giver of the Law.Holmes, Sr., Oliver Wendell
In difficult and desperate cases, the boldest counsels are the safest.
Poets should be law-givers; that is, the boldest lyric inspiration should not chide and insult, but should announce and lead the civil code, and the day's work.ralph waldo emerson