This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Monday, January 5, 2009

Risk Quotes

1. If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. - Erica Jong

2. Sometimes you've got to jump off cliffs and grow wings on the way down. - Ray Bradbury

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

4. When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder. - W. J. Slim

5. 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

6. 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

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

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

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

10. Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid. - Basil King

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

12. Take a chance! All life is a chance. The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. - Dale Carnegie

13. Everything you want is on the other side of fear. - Jack Canfield

14. You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine. -Flip Wilson

15. Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. - Unknown

16. Don’t refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase – that’s what wild geese are for. - Unknown

17. If your life is ever going to get better, you’ll have to take risks. There is simply no way you can grow without taking chances. - David Viscott

18. If you play it safe in life, you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow anymore. -Shirley Hufstedler

19. The more chance there is of stubbing your toe, the more chance you have of stepping into success. - Unknown

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

21. In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving. - Unknown

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

23. Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. - Herodotus

24. The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success. -Marquis De Vauvenargues

25. The only person who never makes mistakes is the person who never does anything. - Denis Waitley

26. Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed. - Lloyd Jones

27. Boats in the harbor are safe but that is not what they are meant for. - Zig Ziglar

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

29. People who take risks are the people you’ll lose against. - John Sculley

30. Fear to let fall a drop and you spill a lot. - Malay Proverb

31. Look twice before you leap. - Charlotte Bronte

32. Risk always brings its own rewards: the exhilaration of breaking through, of getting to the other side; the relief of a conflict healed; the clarity when a paradox dissolves. - Marilyn Ferguson

33. The greatest risk is refusing to risk; the greatest failure is refusing to try. - Lloyd Newell

34. Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. - Mary Tyler Moore

35. Any life truly lived is a risky business, and if one puts up too many fences against the risks one ends by shutting out life itself. - Kenneth S. Davis

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

37. Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward. - Robert Collier

38. Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light. - Oscar Wilde

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