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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Audacity
 
La crainte fit les dieux; l’audace a fait les rois.
  Fear made the gods; audacity has made kings.
        Crébillon during the French Revolution.
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Questa lor tracotanza non è nuova.
  This audacity of theirs is not new.
        Dante—Inferno. VIII. 124.
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De l’audace, encore de l’audace, toujours de l’audace.
  Audacity, more audacity, always audacity.
        Danton during the French Revolution. (See also Carlyle—The French Revolution. Vol. II. 3. 4.)
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          Audax omnia perpeti
Gens humana ruit per vetitum nefas.
  The human race afraid of nothing, rushes on through every crime.
        Horace—Carmina. I. 3. 25.
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Audendo magnus tegitur timor.
  By audacity, great fears are concealed.
        Lucan—Pharsalia. IV. 702.
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