Girl Scouts is such an iconic organization that it’s easy to overlook how daring an idea it was for founder Juliette Gordon Low to gather those first 18 girls in that troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was 1912, after all, and women wouldn’t earn the right to vote for another eight years.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
For the mob, habituated to feed at the expense of others, and to have its hopes of a livelihood in the property of its neighbors, as soon as it has got a leader sufficiently ambitious and daring, being excluded by poverty from the sweets of civil honors, produces a reign of mere violence.
If the impulse to daring and bravery is too fierce and violent, stay it with guidance and instruction.
I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country’s liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace.
We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.
Books that distribute things… with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again.
Great fear is concealed under daring.