Risk Quotes

risk quotes

Part of living a fulfilling life involves taking risks…even when it’s uncomfortable.  These 36 Risk Quotes illustrate it better than I can:

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

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

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

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

5. All life is a chance. So take it! The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare. -Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

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

10. 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

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

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

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

14. Of all the people I have ever known, those who have pursued their dreams and failed have lived a much more fulfilling life than those who have put their dreams on a shelf for fear of failure. -Unknown

15. The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo

16. Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. -James Dean

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

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

19. It was a bold person that first ate an oyster. -Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

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

21. 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

22. Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. -Ray Bradbury

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

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

25. The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success. -Marquis De Vauvenargues (1715-1747)

26. The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf. -Shakti Gawain

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

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

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

30. You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path. -Les Brown

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

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

33. You feel the call. That’s the important thing. Now answer it as fully as you can. Take the risk to let all that is in you, out. Escape into the open. -Elizabeth Berg

34. 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

35. For the truth is that I already know as much about my fate as I need to know. The day will come when I will die. So the only matter of consequence before me is what I will do with my allotted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar in the breeze. -Richard Bode

36. 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. -Leo Buscaglia

Which of these risk taking quotes jump out at you the most?  How do you feel about taking risks?

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    • sally
    • October 8, 2011

    I like this quote most “All life is a chance. So take it! The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare. -Dale Carnegie. It’s true , we all just taking chances. So we must sieze every opportunity we have and dare to risk!

    • Rainelda
    • October 9, 2011

    Hi Shawn…the quotes of the -unknown Personalities,strikes me the most,could it be as I am potentially one of them,literary speaking. Risks sounds dangerous if not a chance no one are sure of.It’s for the brave who likes to live,to achieve Something.like me!Soon,I will take the risk of sending you my Dream Prayer.hope you’ll receive it at the start of the year.as It is in Calendar.thanks always

    • doreen
    • October 10, 2011

    Thanks for the quotes Shawn, they encourage me to be bold in life. Good day and thanks for the time you spend educating others.

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