Risks Quotes and Quotations
You risk just as much in being credulous as in being suspicious.
Our whole way of life today is dedicated to the removal of risk. Cradle to grave we are supported, insulated, and isolated from the risks of life- and if we fall, our government stands ready with Band-Aids of every size.
Any life truly lived is a risky business, and if one puts up too many fences against the risks one ends by shutting out life itself.
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.
Dancing on the edge is the only place to be.
It is so tempting to try the most difficult thing possible.
Do not be too timid and squeamish. ... All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
All life is a chance. So take it! The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare.
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
If you don't take chances, you can't do anything in life.
Only those who dare, truly live.
Life has no romance without risk.
We love because it is the only true adventure.
If your life is ever going to get better, you'll have to take risks. There is simply no way you can grow without taking chances.
You've got to keep fighting-you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive.
It takes courage to lead a life. Any life.
There's no such thing as a sure thing. That's why they call it gambling.
It is only by risking ... that we live at all.
Life is a risk.
To be alive at all involves some risk.
This nation was built by men who took risks-pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, business men who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid of action.
To live without risk for me would be tantamount to death.
It is the business of the future to be dangerous.
To achieve anything, you must be prepared to dabble on the boundary of disaster.
He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
As soon as there is life, there is danger.
One never finds anything perfectly pure and ... exempt from danger.
He that is not in the war is not out of danger.
Danger itself is the best remedy for danger.
A sharp knife cuts the quickest and hurts the least.
It's only when we have nothing else to hold onto that we're willing to try something very audacious and scary.
Without danger we cannot get beyond danger.
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
All reformations seem formidable before they are attempted.
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.
It is not manly to turn one's back on fortune.
Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
A leader must face danger. He must take the risk and the blame, and the brunt of the storm.
Fortune and love befriend the bold.
Our safety is not in blindness, but in facing our danger.
Of course people are afraid. But honestly facing that fear, seeing it for what it is, is the only way of putting it to rest.
Unless you enter the tiger's den, you cannot take the cubs.
All work of man is as the swimmer's: a vast ocean threatens to devour him; if he front it not bravely, it will keep its word.
They are surely to be esteemed the bravest spirits who, having the clearest sense of both the pains and pleasures of life, do not on that account shrink from danger.
If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?
An individual dies ... when, instead of taking risks and hurling himself toward being, he cowers within, and takes refuge there.
Few are they who have never had a chance to achieve happiness-and fewer those who have taken that chance.
You have all eternity to be cautious in when you're dead.
Without risk, faith is an impossibility.
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
In order to find the edge, you must risk going over the edge.
Make voyages. Attempt them. There's nothing else.
The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
Taking risks gives me energy.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
What is necessary is never a risk.
To render ourselves insensible to pain we must forfeit also the possibilities of happiness.
Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
Women must think strategically about creating ongoing pressure for change.
Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile ... initially scared me to death.
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success.
Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risks.
I'll always push the envelope. To me, the ultimate sin in life is to be boring. I don't play it safe.
If the risk-reward ratio is right, you can make big money buying trouble.
What isn't tried won't work.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!
Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature.
All great reforms require one to dare a lot to win a little.
Competition can damage self-esteem, create anxiety, and lead to cheating and hurt feelings. But so can romantic love.
I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.
If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much.
Those lose least who have least to lose.
The ambitious climb high and perilous stairs, and never care how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up their fear of a fall.
He that would have fruit must climb the tree.
Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor.
Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other
Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings, which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.
To get profit without risk, experience without danger and reward without work is as impossible as it is to live without being born.
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
Life is a risk.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
He that is overcautious will accomplish little.
No one reaches a high position without daring.
Cadillacs are down at the end of the bat.
It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks.
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
You can't catch trout with dry breeches.
I don't think about risks much. I just do what I want to do. If you gotta go, you gotta go.
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small steps.
There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
Valour lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
I compensate for big risks by always doing my homework and being well-prepared. I can take on larger risks by reducing the overall risk.
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can-and surely will at times-fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape a fire is guilty of suicide?
Courage is rarely reckless or foolish ... courage usually involves a highly realistic estimate of the odds that must be faced.
You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
It is the risk element which ensures security. Risk brings out the ingenuity and resourcefulness which ensure success.
Entrepreneurs, in accepting risk, achieve security for all. In embracing change, they ensure social and economic stability.
Those who cling to life die, and those who defy death live.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Danger can never by overcome without taking risks.
The rewards go to the risk-takers, those who are willing to put their egos on the line and reach out to other people and to a richer, fuller life for themselves.
Every minute of life I take a risk; it's part of the enjoyment.
Everything is sweetened by risk.
My favorite thing is to go where I have never gone.
The power of habit and the charm of novelty are the two adverse forces which explain the follies of mankind.
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
We may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.
A dreamer-you know-it's a mind that looks over the edges of things.
I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them.
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
Life has no romance without risk.
The moment somebody says "this is very risky" is the moment it becomes attractive to me.
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.
Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
Between two evils, I always picked the one I never tried before.
Life is either always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.
The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.
Victories that are cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
People who are born even-tempered, placid and untroubled-secure from violent passions or temptations to evil-those who have never needed to struggle all night with the angel to emerge lame but victorious at dawn, never become great saints.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value.
The fiery trials through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the last generation.
To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory.
There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.
The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.
There is no memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
The only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.
The only things you regret are the things you don't do.
The defense force inside of us wants us to be cautious, to stay away from anything as intense as a new kind of action. Its job is to protect us, and it categorically avoids anything resembling danger. But it's often wrong.
For of all sad words of tongues or pen the saddest are these: It might have been.
Calculation never made a hero.
To play it safe is not to play.
Better hazard once than always be in fear.
No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
Nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
There are those who have discovered that fear is death in life, and have willingly risked physical death and loss of all that is considered valuable in order to live in freedom.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.
In danger there is great power.
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
Defensive strategy never has produced ultimate victory.
We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost's familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road-the one less traveled by-offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.
To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.
Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Risk always brings its own rewards: the exhilaration of breaking through, of getting to the other side; the relief of a conflict healed; the clarity when a paradox dissolves.
No guts, no glory.
Sometimes I think we can tell how important it is to risk by how dangerous it is to do so.
He gets a good hold on the paintbrush, then confidently has the ladder removed.
Speaking of Ted Turner The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Better that we should die fighting than be outraged and dishonored. Better to die than to live in slavery.
The fixed determination to have acquired the warrior soul, to either conquer or perish with honor, is the secret of victory.
If man is not ready to risk his life, where is his dignity?
All serious daring starts from within.
To avoid an occasion for our virtues is a worse degree of failure than to push forward pluckily and make a fall.
Risk! Risk anything! ... Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
We owe something to extravagance, for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
There was never a place for her in the ranks of the terrible, slow army of the cautious. She ran ahead, where there were no paths.
I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
I am one of those people who can't help getting a kick out of life-even when it's a kick in the teeth.
Something must be left to chance; nothing is sure in a sea fight beyond all others.
You do not have to be superhuman to do what you believe in.
We can only do what is possible for us to do. But still it is good to know what the impossible is.
I love the challenge.
We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.
Dare to be naive.