In Italy we say: to put the heart beyond the obstacle to mean that somebody's will to be stronger than the difficulties is due to the great strenght he's got inside. Is there someting similar i English?
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
He who hesitates is lost
Throw your heart over and the rest will follow
I think the one that suits most is THrow your heart over....
thanks a lot for your help and kindness
A man's reach should exceed his grasp
Or what's a Heaven for?
Sometimes I quote that.
'Having the courage of your convictions' is often reduced to monetary terms: 'Put your money where your mouth is'.
But I don't think we've got anything else as good as the Italian.