There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long - range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred.
He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
If you're not a risk taker,
you should get out of business.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
When in doubt, risk it.
J. Paul Getty
There are 100 men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.
What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter.
Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting.
If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.
David Lloyd George
Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.
Do not fear mistakes. There are none.
A man would do nothing, if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he has done.
Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Leap and the net will appear.
William Jennings Bryan
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
Pearls don't lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.
Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Are you placing enough interesting, freakish, long shot, weirdo bets?
General George Patton
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
I can accept failure. Everybody fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. Fear is an illusion.
Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor.
Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called 'sure-thing-taking.'
People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
99 percent of success is built on failure.
Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.
Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself.
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
Remember, a dead fish can float down a stream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Danger can never be overcome without taking risks.
I'll play it first, and tell you what it is later.