fortune favors the bold

fortune favors the bold

Courageous action is often rewarded. The phrase encourages people to do what scares them. A variation is "fortune favors the brave." I know you're nervous about asking for a raise, but keep in mind that fortune favors the bold—you'll never get anything if you don't ask for it. I decided to ask out the most popular girl in school because fortune favors the bold, right?
See also: bold, favor, fortune
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There's been a sea change in the airgun market recently, and fortune favors the bold who act now.
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Fortune favors the bold, and on Sunday it smiled broadly on Junichiro Koizumi.
Whether you're taking on Bettis in the pint pouring competition or enjoying a few pints with your friends elsewhere, GUINNESS reminds everyone that Fortune Favors the Bold.
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