45 Wise Quotes About Taking Risks

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

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

What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter. Peter Drucker

What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter. Peter Drucker

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Goethe

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Goethe

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. -Peter Drucker

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. -Peter Drucker

You can't outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don't play at all. And if you don't play you can't win. -Judith

You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win. -Judith

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is. -Will Rogers

You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is. -Will Rogers

A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.-Albert Einstein

A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.-Albert Einstein

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.  -Amelia Earhart

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. -Amelia Earhart

Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. -David Lloyd George

Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps. -David Lloyd George

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.  Jimmy Carter

Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Jimmy Carter

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.  -Pablo Picasso

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. -Pablo Picasso

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

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

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin. -Ivan Turgenev

If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin. -Ivan Turgenev

If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space. -Jim Whittaker

If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much space. -Jim Whittaker

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

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

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten. -Anthony Robbins

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. -Anthony Robbins

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.  -Katharine B. Hathaway

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin. -Katharine B. Hathaway

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.-Leonardo da vinci

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.-Leonardo da vinci

Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting. -Karl Wallenda

Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting. -Karl Wallenda

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

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

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

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

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life in a great cause. -Theodore Roosevelt

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life in a great cause. -Theodore Roosevelt

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

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

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. -Leonard Da Vinci

Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. -Leonard Da Vinci

One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one's best. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world making the most of one’s best. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

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

Pearls don't lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.-Chinese Proverb

Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.-Chinese Proverb

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

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

Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. -Cadet Maxim

Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. -Cadet Maxim

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

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

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. -African Proverb

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. -African Proverb

Some men see things as they are and say, Why ' I dream of things that never were, and say, Why not -George Bernard Shaw

Some men see things as they are and say, Why ‘ I dream of things that never were, and say, Why not -George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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

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

The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success. -B.C. Forbes

The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success. -B.C. Forbes

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

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

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. -Abraham Lincoln

The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. -Abraham Lincoln

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

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

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -Dr. Martin Luther King

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -Dr. Martin Luther King

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

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

There is a time for daring and a time for caution, and a wise man knows which is called for.  -Robin Williams

There is a time for daring and a time for caution, and a wise man knows which is called for. -Robin Williams

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

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

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.-Oprah Winfrey

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.-Oprah Winfrey

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success. -Henry David Thoreau

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success. -Henry David Thoreau

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