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fortune favors the bold

proverb 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?
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"It is going to be a hard fight but fortune favours the bold. If I win then my career will take off."
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New Delhi, July 2 -- Fortune favours the bold - and today that was Rene Rast.
Dog This is a time for moving forward - fortune favours the bold. Workwise, prospects are especially good and you're ideally placed to make headway.
As far as you're concerned, fortune favours the bold.
Fortune favours the bold. Still, Miliband's camp are optimistic, as they believe Labour could finish second and their man would still be PM.
Few racefans are as fervent as the Japanese, and the paddock rails are draped with banners supporting their idols, human and equine: 'Vas-y Christophe-Patrice Lemaire', 'Yutaka Yoshida - fortune favours the bold', 'You are beautiful Buena Vista'.
in in a Labour's policies are great as far as they go but fortune favours the bold.