"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."
"Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first."
Frederick B. Wilcox
"What you risk reveals what you value."
"When you are faced with risk, uncertainty, and the unpredictable, your ability to deal with it is directly tied to your ability to absorb the consequences. Successful people know that in order to be "choosey" in life, in order to put themselves in a place of control over their lives, in order to make decisions on what they want instead of what they have to do, they must first have reserves."
"Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
"You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
"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."
"There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."
John F. Kennedy
"The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf."
"What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?"
Robert H. Schuller
"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."
"Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down."
"Often, people stay in jobs that they despise rather than taking a risk by changing their work to an area that they love."
"Life is a risk."
Diane Von Furstenberg
"These questions weighed heavily on my mind, but to simplify my life I had to take a risků.a risk dependent on my own abilities, and my own determination."
"A ship in harbor is safe - but that is not what ships are for."
John A. Shedd
"Risk, you can accomplish whatever your goals are."
"It's too easy to give in to the 'poor me' syndrome and keep doing what you've always done rather than risk tackling obstacles in your way to a new life."
"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."
Mary Lou Cook
"Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash."
George S. Patton
"When in doubt, risk it."
"If you don't risk anything you risk even more."
"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."
"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."
"First weigh the considerations, then take the risks."
Helmuth von Moltke
"If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win."
John W. Holt, Jr.
"The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all."
"The thought of risk taking for many is tantamount to accepting the "I can't" syndrome as their main station in life."
The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity."