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Venturesome schemes are, like good steel, forged in fire and then hardened in ice

Venturesome schemes are, like good steel, forged in fire and then hardened in ice Venturesome schemes are, like good steel, forged in fire and then hardened in ice
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It is necessary here to insist once more that in Magellan audacity, boldness, invariably assumed a peculiar complexion. To act boldly did not, in his case, mean to act on the heat of impulse, but to lay his plans craftily, to do the dangerous thing with the utmost caution and after most careful calculation. His most venturesome schemes were, like good steel, forged in fire and then hardened in ice. It was by this mixture of imagination and caution that, again and again, he triumphed in moments of danger. His plan was instantly formed, and the brief time before it was to be put into execution served merely to perfect the details. 

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