But as the priceless treasure too frequently hides at the bottom of well, it needs some courage to dive for it, especially as he that does so will be likely to incur more scorn and obloquy for the mud and water into which he has ventured to plunge, than thanks for the jewel he procures; as like in manner, she who undertakes the cleansing of a careless bachelor's apartment will be liable to more abuse for the dust she raises than commendation for the clearance she effects.
Le premier qui, ayant enclos un terrain, s'avisa de dire: 'Ceci est a' moi'et trouva des gens assez simples pour le croire, fut le vrai fondateur de la socie te civile. The first person who fenced in a piece of land, ventured to say: 'This is mine,'and found others simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society.
Nothing for nothing. (Strauss, 1994 p. 1111)Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
The Sphere would willingly have continued his lessons by indoctrinating me in the conformation of all regular Solids, Cylinders, Cones, Pyramids, Pentahedrons, Hexahedrons, Dodecahedrons, and Spheres: but I ventured to interrupt him. Not that I was wearied of knowledge. On the contrary, I thirsted for yet deeper and fuller draughts than he was offering to me.edwin abbot
No prime-minister in the parliament of letters has, at any time, ventured to introduce a bill for the apprehension of all vagrant inverted commas that may be found trespassing in the sunny places of argument; and to restrain the poaching propensities of authors in general, who are apt to stroll without a license into the manors of other men's genius.samuel laman blanchard
Pardon me, my friends, I have ventured to paint my happiness on the wall.friedrich nietzsche
Heaven, as conventionally conceived, is a place so inane, so dull, so useless, so miserable, that nobody has ever ventured to describe a whole day in heaven, though plenty of people have described a day at the seaside.George Bernard Shaw