Our lives improve only when we take chances.
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
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.
A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Do the hardest thing on earth for you. ACT YOURSELF.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
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.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
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