„Be bold: Venus herself aids the stout-hearted.“

—  Tibull

Bk. 1, no. 2, line 16.
Elegies
Original: (la) Audendum est: fortes adiuvat ipsa Venus.

Original

Audendum est: fortes adiuvat ipsa Venus.

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„It is no longer a passion hidden in my heart:
It is Venus herself fastened to her prey.“

—  Jean Racine, Phèdre

Ce n'est plus une ardeur dans mes veines cachée:
C'est Vénus tout entière à sa proie attachée.
Phèdre, act I, scene III.
Phèdre (1677)

Walter Scott Foto

„Steady of heart, and stout of hand.“

—  Walter Scott, The Lay of the Last Minstrel

Canto I, stanza 21.
The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805)

Napoleon Hill Foto

„Poverty needs no plan. It needs no one to aid it, because it is bold and ruthless.“

—  Napoleon Hill American author 1883 - 1970

Power of the Master Mind
Quelle: Think & Grow Rich, January 1963, p. 153.

F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead Foto

„The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords“

—  F. E. Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead British politician 1872 - 1930

"Idealism in International Politics", Rectoral Address at Glasgow University (7 November, 1923).
Quoted in The Times, 8 November 1923, according to "Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925" by Peter J. Yearwood, pg 280
Kontext: Politically, economically and philosophically the motive of self-interest not only is but must... and ought to be the mainspring of human conduct... For as long a time as the records of history have been preserved human societies passed through a ceaseless process of evolution and adjustment. This process has sometimes been pacific, but more often it has resulted from warlike disturbance. The strength of different nations, measured in terms of arms, varies from century to century. The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords; it is therefore extremely improbable that the experience of future ages will differ in any material respect from that which has happened since the twilight of the human race … it is for us who, in our history have proved ourselves a martial … people … to maintain in our own hands the adequate means for our own protection and … to march with heads erect and bright eyes along the road of our imperial destiny.

„Whatsoever Venus bids
Is a joy excelling,
Never in an evil heart
Did she make her dwelling.“

Quicquid Venus imperat<br/>Labor est suavis,<br/>quę nunquam in cordibus<br/>habitat ignavis.

—  Archpoet 12th century poet 1130 - 1165

Quicquid Venus imperat
Labor est suavis,
quę nunquam in cordibus
habitat ignavis.
Quelle: "Confession", Line 29

Herodotus Foto

„Far better is it to have a stout heart always, and suffer one's share of evils, than to be ever fearing what may happen.“

—  Herodotus, buch Historien des Herodot

Book 7, Ch. 50 (trans. George Rawlinson)
Variant translation: It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
The Histories

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Foto

„Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.“

—  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, buch Voices of the Night

St. 4.
Cf. Andrew Marvell, Upon the Death of Lord Hastings (1649): "Art indeed is long, but life is short".
A Psalm of Life (1839)
Quelle: Voices of the Night

Robert Browning Foto
Seneca the Younger Foto

„And we cannot change this order of things; but what we can do is to acquire stout hearts, worthy of good men, thereby courageously enduring chance and placing ourselves in harmony with Nature.“

—  Seneca the Younger, buch Epistulae morales

Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium (Moral Letters to Lucilius), Letter CVII: On Obedience to the Universal Will

Edward Carpenter Foto

„Let every woman whose heart bleeds for the sufferings of her sex, hasten to declare herself and to constitute herself, as far as she possibly can, a free woman.“

—  Edward Carpenter British poet and academic 1844 - 1929

Love's Coming of Age (1896)
Kontext: There is no solution except the freedom of woman—which means of course also the freedom of the masses of the people, men and women, and the ceasing altogether of economic slavery. There is no solution which will not include the redemption of the terms “free woman” and “free love” to their true and rightful significance. Let every woman whose heart bleeds for the sufferings of her sex, hasten to declare herself and to constitute herself, as far as she possibly can, a free woman. Let her accept the term with all the odium that belongs to it; let her insist on her right to speak, dress, think, act, and above all to use her sex, as she deems best; let her face the scorn and ridicule; let her “lose her own life” if she likes; assured that only so can come deliverance, and that only when the free woman is honored will the prostitute cease to exist. And let every man who really would respect his counterpart, entreat her also to act so; let him never by word or deed tempt her to grant as a bargain what can only be precious as a gift; let him see her with pleasure stand a little aloof; let him help her to gain her feet; so at last, by what slight sacrifices on his part such a course may involve, will it dawn upon him that he has gained a real companion and helpmate on life’s journey.

Thomas Moore Foto

„And when once the young heart of a maiden is stolen,
The maiden herself will steal after it soon.“

—  Thomas Moore Irish poet, singer and songwriter 1779 - 1852

Ill Omens.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

Robert Graves Foto

„Let statesmen bluster, bark and bray,
And so decide who started
This bloody war, and who's to pay,
But he must be stout-hearted,
Must sit and stake with quiet breath,
Playing at cards with Death.“

—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985

"To Lucasta on Going to the War — For the Fourth Time"
Fairies and Fusiliers (1917)
Kontext: Let statesmen bluster, bark and bray,
And so decide who started
This bloody war, and who's to pay,
But he must be stout-hearted,
Must sit and stake with quiet breath,
Playing at cards with Death.
Don't plume yourself he fights for you;
It is no courage, love, or hate,
But let us do the things we do;
It's pride that makes the heart be great;
It is not anger, no, nor fear —
Lucasta he's a Fusilier,
And his pride keeps him here.

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„The hero of the Odyssey is a great fighter, a wily schemer, a ready speaker, a man of stout heart and broad wisdom who knows that he must endure without too much complaining what the gods send;“

—  Robert M. Pirsig, buch Zen und die Kunst ein Motorrad zu warten

Quelle: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974), Ch. 29, quoted from The Greeks by H. D. F. Kitto.
Kontext: "The hero of the Odyssey is a great fighter, a wily schemer, a ready speaker, a man of stout heart and broad wisdom who knows that he must endure without too much complaining what the gods send; and he can both build and sail a boat, drive a furrow as straight as anyone, beat a young braggart at throwing the discus, challenge the Pheacian youth at boxing, wrestling or running; flay, skin, cut up and cook an ox, and be moved to tears by a song. He is in fact an excellent all-rounder; he has surpassing aretê.
"Aretê implies a respect for the wholeness or oneness of life, and a consequent dislike of specialization. It implies a contempt for efficiency—or rather a much higher idea of efficiency, an efficiency which exists not in one department of life but in life itself."

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„When you compare Mars to Earth, and Venus to Earth, you can see the problem [earthlings face]. We do not want to become Venus.“

—  Bill Nye American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist and former mechanical engineer 1955

[NewsBank, Mark Bennett, Bill Nye still rocking science - TV personality making weekend appearance in town to help open Children's Museum, The Tribune-Star, Terre Haute, Indiana, September 24, 2010]

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„Venus was a machine for making bad weather.“

—  Alastair Reynolds, buch On the Steel Breeze

Quelle: On the Steel Breeze (2013), Chapter 12 (p. 135)

Michael Shea Foto
Matthew Prior Foto

„Venus, take my votive glass;
Since I am not what I was,
What from this day I shall be,
Venus, let me never see.“

—  Matthew Prior British diplomat, poet 1664 - 1721

The Lady Who Offers Her Looking-Glass to Venus (1718).

Ann Brashares Foto
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Foto

„When the spirit touches
man's heart and brow
with thoughts that are lofty, bold, serene,
so that with clear eyes he will face the world
as a free man may“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945

Letters and Papers from Prison (1967; 1997), The Friend
Kontext: When the spirit touches
man's heart and brow
with thoughts that are lofty, bold, serene,
so that with clear eyes he will face the world
as a free man may;
when the spirit gives birth to action
by which alone we stand or fall;
when from the sane and resolute action
rises the workd that gives a a man's life
content and meaning — then would that many,
lonely and actively working,
know of the spirit that grasps and befriends him...

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