Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced.
Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk — and to act.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
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.
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.
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
Leap, and the net will appear.
Do the hardest thing on earth for you. ACT YOURSELF.
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
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.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
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