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Taking a risk to achieve a goal requires courage to face the fear of uncertainty. No matter the outcome, either way, we grow through the process and become more resilient and confident. Inspirational quotes about taking risks will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Most Famous Quotes About Taking Risks

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead. – Albert Einstein

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. – Swami Vivekananda

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffett

If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it. – Elon Musk

To know what life is worth you have to risk it once in a while. – Jean-Paul Sartre

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have. – Oprah Winfrey

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes-understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. – Arianna Huffington

I firmly believe you never should spend your time being the former anything. – Condoleezza Rice

If you’re not scared a lot you’re not doing very much. – Robin Sharma

Sometimes, the biggest risks are those we take with our hearts. – Anonymous

If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve. – Jeff Bezos

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Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. – Sara Blakely

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. – Goethe

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T. S. Eliot

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. – Helen Keller

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. – Abraham Lincoln

The biggest risk a person can take is to do nothing. – Robert Kiyosaki

A ship in harbor is safe, but what is not what ships are built for. – John A. Shedd

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford

Turn a perceived risk into an asset. – Aaron Patzer

If I stop to kick every barking dog I am not going to get where I’m going. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins. – Charles Stanley

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. – E. E. Cummings

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life in a great cause. – Theodore Roosevelt

Just don’t give up what you’re trying to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – J. K Rowling

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If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. – Andrew Carnegie

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. – Amelia Earhart

Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. – Tony Hsieh

The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself-the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us-that’s where it’s at. – Jesse Owens

Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Helen Keller

If you want it, go for it. Take a risk. Don’t always play it safe or you’ll die wondering. – Anonymous

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston

A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence. – Sonia Sotomayor

Done is better than perfect. – Sheryl Sandberg

Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing. – Warren Buffett

Take every risk, drop every fear. – Anonymous

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. – Anonymous

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

It is within everyone’s grasp to be a CEO. – Martha Stewart

People don’t take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it. – Michelle Zatlyn

If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. – Tom Peters

Taking risks doesn’t mean you don’t feel fear, acknowledge fear, or let fear inform you; you just don’t let it stop you – Caren Merrick

The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. – Chuck Palahniuk

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. – John Paul Jones

If you are going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

When my company started really growing, I didn’t have any help in my house at all. I had the upkeep of my daily life, I had a one year old and a three year old, and I had my house. So I had to prioritize. – Julie Aigner Clark

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison

Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

If it’s still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk. – Anonymous

My husband always tell me that I’m the most unrelenting person he’s ever met, and it’s true. If I make a commitment to something I will stick to it no matter what. – Jenny Craig

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. – Albert Einstein

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. – Anonymous

It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult. – Seneca

You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together. – Earl Nightingale

Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain. – Anonymous

I am not where I am because of luck. I am where I am because I took risks others weren’t willing to take. The world rewards the risk-takers. It always has. It always will. – Dan Pearce

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. – Pablo Picasso

If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen. – Marissa Mayer

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me? – Ayn Rand

It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable. – Sara Blakely

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. – Denis Waitley

inspiring quotes about taking risks

The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. – Mark Zuckerberg

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? – Jim Carrey

There can be no vulnerability without risk. There can be no community without vulnerability. There can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community. – M. Scott Peck

If you don’t play you can’t win. – Judith McNaught

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. – Bill Gates

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid. Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. – Bethany Hamilton

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing. – Denis Waitley

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! – General George S. Patton

Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is? – Frank Scully

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. – Anonymous

A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. – William G.T. Shedd

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important. – Ellen DeGeneres

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won’t suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart. – Paulo Coelho

Ignore the risk, and take the fall. If it’s meant to be, it’s worth it all. – Anonymous

There is freedom waiting for you On the breezes of the sky, And you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, What if you fly? – Erin Hanson

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. – Paulo Coelho

If you don’t take risks, you’ll never know. – Anonymous

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go. – T.S. Eliot

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. – Paul Tillich

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. – Sir Richard Branson

Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. – Oprah Winfrey

I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood. – Audre Lorde

The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision. – Maimonides

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. – Peter Drucker

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen. – Herodotus

Creative risk-taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. – Gary Ryan Blair

famous quotes about taking risks

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. – Mark Zuckerberg

Take the risk or lose the chance. – Anonymous

When we stop taking risks, we stop living life. – Robin Sharma

Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. – David Lloyd George

Two roads diverged in a wood … I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

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 too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. – Annie Dillard

There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. – Drew Barrymore

Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. – Jimmy Carter

You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done. – Chuck Yeager

If there’s even a slight chance at getting something that will make you happy, risk it. – A. R. Lucas

Great love and great achievements involve great risks. – Dalai Lama

Find your dream, then risk everything to make it into a reality. – Anonymous

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide? – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Creative people who can’t help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane. – R. D. Laing

Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. – Vaclav Havel

Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting. – Karl Wallenda

If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough. – Mario Andretti

Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. – David Lloyd George

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 ideaa, to take a calculated risk, and to act. – Maxwell Maltz

In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense. – Sallust

The person who does nothing does nothing. – Anonymous

Creativity is the ability to take risks. – Jim Kast-Keat

To love is to risk. Therefore, to love is to be brave. – Anonymous

Ther can be no great accomplishment without risk. – Neil Armstrong

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. – Muhammad Ali

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk. – Joyce Brothers

To win without risk is to triumph without glory. – Pierre Corneille

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. – William James

Life is all about taking risks. If you never take a risk, you will never achieve your dreams. – Anonymous

Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you. – Anonymous

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen. – Paulo Coelho

It’s better to cross the line and suffer the consequences than to just stare at the line for the rest of your life. – Anonymous

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. – Billy Wilder

The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety. – Goethe

Do not fear mistakes. There are none. – Miles Davis

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself. – Alan Alda

Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. – Walter Anderson

Creative risk-taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity. – Gary Ryan Blair

What I tell these young people is, the world is not as dangerous as the older generation would like you to believe. Anyone I know who has ever taken a risk and lost a job has ended up getting a better one two years later. – Jonathan Kozol

A man would do nothing, if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he has done. – Cardinal Newman

Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast. – Tom Peters

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Leap and the net will appear. – Zen Saying

The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. – William Jennings Bryan

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Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it. – Chinese proverb

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome. – Samuel Johnson

The refusal to rest content-the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one’s obsessions-is what distinguishes artists from entertainers and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all. – John Updike

The principle element in a performance is risk, and if you’re losing interest then by scaring yourself to death the audience will feel it and boy it’ll wake them up. – Leo Kottke

Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there. – Mark Cuban

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. – Katherine Mansfield

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin

Are you placing enough interesting, freakish, long shot, weirdo bets? – Tom Peters

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. – General George Patton

I can accept failure. Everybody fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Fear is an illusion. – Michael Jordan

Opportunity dances with those on the dance floor. – Anonymous

Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called ‘sure-thing-taking.’ – Jim McMahon

You’ve got to keep fighting; you’ve got to risk your life every six months to stay alive. – Elia Kazan

You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try, you don’t take the risk. – Rosalynn Carter

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself. – J. B. Priestley

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive-the risk to be alive and express what we really are. – Miguel Angel Ruiz

When you play it too safe, you’re taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we’re given. – Barbara Sher

If my ego was out of whack and I believed I could carry anything off, that would be a stupid risk. But so far there’s been no reason not to try anything. – Kathleen Turner

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. – Roger von Oech

You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living. – Fernando Flores

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. – Peter Drucker

Necessity is the mother of taking chances. – Mark Twain

99 percent of success is built on failure. – Charles Kettering

Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first. – Frederick Wilcox

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? – Robert Schuller

Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers. – Mignon McLaughlin

I’m of the mind that life is a risk. Every time you leave your house it’s a risk, and I see no reason to go through life with my hands tied behind my back for any reason. I’d be foolish to let something stop me from doing what I love to do. – Thomas Jane

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 and feel and change and grow and love and live. – Leo F. Buscaglia

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. – Andre Gide

It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. – Philip Adams

You can only be as good as you dare to be bad. – John Barrymore

Anything that is successful is a series of mistakes. – Billie Armstrong

Give me the young man who has brains enough to make a fool of himself. – Robert Louis Stevenson

If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. – Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

If you risk nothing, then you risk everything. – Geena Davis

He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being. – Paul Tillich

Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won’t suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back-she will hear her heart – Paulo Coelho

Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking. – Jim McMahon

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. – Peter F. Drucker

If a man isn’t willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he’s no good. – Ezra Pound

You must lose a fly to catch a trout. – George Herbert

One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum. – Sir Walter Scott

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. – Fyodor Dostoevsky

Remember, a dead fish can float down a stream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. – W.C. Fields

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. – Anonymous

To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. – Soren Kierkegaard

You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves. – Andre Gide

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. – Helen Keller

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. – Billy Wilder

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he has done. – Cardinal Newman

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. – Andre Gide

Danger can never be overcome without taking risks. – Latin Proverb

I’ll play it first, and tell you what it is later. – Miles Davis

Don’t listen to those who say ‘you taking too big a chance.’ Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don’t listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says ‘they all smarter than you out there. They’re more talented, they’re taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections.” I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts-and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live-the chances are you’ll be a person worthy of your own respects. – Neil Simon

Don’t refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase; that’s what wild geese are for. – Henry S. Haskins

When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. – Cynthia Heimel

Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at. – Unknown

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean. – G.K. Chesterton

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for. – John A. Shedd

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. – Brooks Atkinson

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. – Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I… I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

I guess what I’m trying to say is I don’t think you can measure life in terms of years. I think longevity doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with happiness. I mean happiness comes from facing challenges and going out on a limb and taking risks. If you’re not willing to take a risk for something you really care about, you might as well be dead. – Diane Frolov

To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world-an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control-that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it’s based on being more like a plant than like a jewel-something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from that fragility. – Martha Nussbaum

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. – Vincent van Gogh

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. – G. K. Chesterton

The most important thing to remember is this: to be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. – W. E. B. Du Bois

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible-and achieve it, generation after generation. – Pearl S. Buck

People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whenever I prepare for a journey I prepare as though for death. Should I never return, all is in order. – Katherine Mansfield

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Play the game for more than you can afford to lose… only then will you learn the game. – Winston Churchill

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. – James B. Conant

When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were-to the very last minute-a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go. – T. S. Eliot

I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you never budge, don’t expect a push. – Malcolm S. Forbes

Without the element of uncertainty-the bringing off of even-the greatest triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying. – J. Paul Getty

It is true that when we take chances, we stand to lose. But it is also true that we will never win anything if we never even enter the game. Lucky people are aware of the possibility of losing, and indeed they may lose often. But since the chances they take are small, the losses tend to be small. By being willing to accept small losses they put themselves in position to make large gains. – Max Gunther

It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late. – Marilyn Moats Kennedy

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. – Cadet Maxim

‘How does one become a butterfly?’ she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar. – Trina Paulus

It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who-at the best-knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who-at the worst-at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt

Somebody must take a chance. There are monkeys who became men, and the monkeys who didn’t are still jumping around in trees making faces at the monkeys who did. – Lincoln Steffens

If you want to stand out, don’t be different. Be outstanding. – Meredith West

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