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Wise Quotes about Risk Taking

May you find great value in these Risk Taking quotes and sayings.

Recovery begins with embracing our pain
and taking the risk to share it with others.
We do this by joining a group
and talking about our pain.
- John Bradshaw

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

One can not love without opening oneself,
and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering.
One does not have control.
- Isabelle Adjani

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I've arrived at the place if I'm not taking a career risk,
I'm not happy.
If I'm scared, then I know I'm being challenged.
- Jim Carrey

 

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

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

Every time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board,
on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy,
revenues went up, not down.
- Jack Kemp

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Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity.
It's time to stop the spread of government dependency
and fight it like the poison it is.
- Mitt Romney

Of course risk-taking does not always pay off,
but it's a lot of fun!
- Mary Wesley

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

Sometimes you find that there is better material in
small and more independent movies.
There's more risk-taking.
- Nick Stahl

If you want to write the next great novel,
but you think, No, this won't work because no one will
buy it or it won't be any good,
then you talk yourself out of taking a risk.
- John Tesh

Playing roles that are intense and damaged has always
come more easily to me than doing comedies or lighter stuff -
that would be taking a huge risk for me.
- Sarah Polley

I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the
price you pay for opportunity.
This is not standard movie of the week storytelling.
I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche.
- Tom Selleck

As costs mount, in lives and dollars,
it is natural to second guess, but one lesson I hope
we have learned is that the U.S.
cannot go it alone in a policy that leaves American
troops taking all the risk and American taxpayers paying all of the costs.
- John Spratt

What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform,
because that has in it sensible things like say on pay,
so at least the shareholders are minding the store,
sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes,
compensation should be focused on - on long term,
so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking.
- Christina Romer

And the American people are the greatest people in the world.
What makes America the greatest nation in the world
is the heart of the American people:
hardworking,
innovative, risk-taking, God- loving,
family-oriented American people.
- Mitt Romney

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

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

The trouble is,
if you don't risk anything,
you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

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

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface,
and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out,
but investors face risk no matter what they do.
- Charles A. Jaffe

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

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able
man who is willing to risk his fortune.
- J. Paul Getty

I have been surrounded by some of the smartest,
brightest, most caring lawyers, by agents who are willing
to risk their lives for others,
by support staff that are willing to work as hard as they can.
- Janet Reno

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking,
excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity
and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for
osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained.
He betrays himself.
He breaks out.
He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people
at the risk of life itself.
- Martin Luther

We've created an impression that life is risk-free,
and it's not.
- Alastair Wood

At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers'
groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
- Bernard Cornwell

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

There is small risk a general will be regarded with
contempt by those he leads,
if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.
- Xenophon

Security is not the meaning of my life.
Great opportunities are worth the risk.
- Shirley Hufstedler

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

Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards
are worth the risk because they can put you away just
as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job.
- Stanley Kubrick

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

To me, life, for all its privations,
is a luminous thing.
You have to risk it.
- Jeanette Winterson

The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk
children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding
in the educational system.
- Joe Baca

We recognize that it is not only inbound but also outbound
(cargo) that can pose a risk as well.
- Asa Hutchinson

The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk,
not the reward.
- Elbert Hubbard

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity,
wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that
reveals the human spirit.
- e. e. cummings

Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on
the notion that some people are higher risk than others.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is -
one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success,
and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure.
- Jeremy Irons

One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental
Genome Project is to provide the science base upon
which society can make better informed risk management decisions.
- Samuel Wilson

The only risk of failure is promotion.
- Scott Adams

For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking...
giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people
are willing to risk such a radical move.
- Edward T. Hall

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue,
at our peril, risk and hazard.
- Voltaire

Having come to live in this age is as though one were
to have entered another country.
Learn its language or risk being left out.
- Theodore Bikel

With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that
he walked almost every mile of the Indian land.
- Satish Kumar

Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations.
- Warren Buffett

To get rich never risk your health.
For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth.
- Richard Baker

Security for agriculture merits serious concern by
not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole.
The risk to the U.S.
food supply and overall economy is real.
- Pat Roberts

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please:
we ought to see what it will please them to do,
before we risk congratulations.
- Edmund Burke

A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity,
it is an occupational risk.
- Oswald Mosley

A little learning is a dangerous thing,
but we must take that risk because a little is as much
as our biggest heads can hold.
- George Bernard Shaw

Caring about others, running the risk of feeling,
and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness.
- Harold Kushner

The risk from viruses is an unanswered question -
and it won't be answered until you have had organs
transplanted into humans over many years.
- Ian Smith

Well, I always run the risk of falling on my face,
which has in fact happened.
- Marcel Carne

There's always risk.
But I'm going to come in and play hard.
I want to come in and contribute.
- Eric Lindros

My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up,
though never before in a cause like this -
a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life.
- David Wooster

You have to risk failure to succeed.
The important thing is not to make one single mistake
that will jeopardize the future.
- An Wang

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

Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm
that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry
out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany.
- Klaus Fuchs

I think the potential for the program at the risk of
sounding self-serving is large,
some would say even limitless, so I'm excited about
it and I think it can even pass next year.
- Harold Ford

I think there's a difference between a gamble and a calculated risk.
- Edmund H. North

The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and,
having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.
- Carolyn Heilbrun


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