The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.
Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Timidity is static, expressiveness is progression.
You had once asked me if I was afraid of death. I said I was afraid of not living. I don’t want to eke out my life like a resource in short supply. The only selfish life is a timid one. To hold back, to withdraw, to keep the best in reserve, both overvalues the self, and undervalues what the self is.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Timidity does not inspire bold acts.