Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise. [Dimidium facti qui coepit habet; sapere aude; incipe!] Horace (65-8 BC) Roman poet and satirist [Quintus Horacius Flaccus] Epistles, Book 1, Epistle 2, ll. 39-40 [tr. Cowley] Alt. trans.: "He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin!"