Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Risk, then, is not just part of life. It is life. The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place. It's the high-anxiety zone, but it's also where you discover who you are.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free.
If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context.
Everyone has a 'risk muscle.' You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don't, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day.
Risk is the price you pay for opportunity.
You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it's impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything.
When you try to do something you've never done before, you risk falling on your face.
The specific weight of the soul is equal to the sum of what has been dared.
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
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