Risk Quotes

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!
- George S. Patton

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
- George S. Patton

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

People will rise to meet seemingly insurmountable obstacles and challenges if they understand the worthiness of the personal sacrifices and effort. Supporting that understanding must be mentors who provide leadership; without both ingredients, a cause will go unrealized and a mission is likely to fail.
- Glenn R. Jones

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

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.
- John W. Gardner

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

The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and chewed as fast as I could.
- Paul Hogan

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Let’s make a dent in the universe.
- Steve Jobs

Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Frederick Wilcox

Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?
- Jimmy Johnson

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

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

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

First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.
- Helmuth von Moltke

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
- Herodotus

What you risk reveals what you value.
- Jeanette Winterson

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

If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
- Julia Sorel

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

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