Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
The fear of being laughed at makes cowards of us all.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won't need a third.
The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an olive.
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
The best thing to do is stare it in the face and move on. We have to face our fears and plow through. I think taking chances takes a lot more courage than staying stagnant and doing what's safe and comfortable.
Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
This nation was built by men who took risks-pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, businessmen 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.
There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.
Take a chance! All life is a chance
In books, as in life, there are no second chances. On second thought: its the next work, still to be written, that offers the second chance.
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.
Don't think there are no second chances. Life always offers you a SECOND CHANCE... It's called TOMORROW
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
People do make mistakes and I think they should be punished. But they should be forgiven and given the opportunity for a second chance. We are human beings.
Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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