Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
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.
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.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is.
The biggest risk is not taking any risk.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure. And if you don’t risk failure, you’re never going to do anything that’s different from what you’ve already done or what somebody else has done.
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.
What leaders have to remember is that somewhere under the somnolent surface is the creature that builds civilizations, the dreamer of dreams, the risk taker. And remembering that, the leader must reach down to the springs that never dry up, the ever-fresh springs of the human spirit.
Don't be afraid to tread new ground, but do a sanity test.
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