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Famous Risk Quotes

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A list of the best risk quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous risk quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic risk quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational risk quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about risk?" and "What are inspirational risk quotes?"

This list includes notable risk quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest risk quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite risk sayings get to the bottom of the list.
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    You can't steal second base with your foot on first.

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    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

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    He who stays in the valley will never see over the hill.

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

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    Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

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    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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    "Arrows are cheap; you’re expensive." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were--to the very last minute--a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything. Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

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    The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger. William Shakespeare

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    It was a bold person that first ate an oyster. Jonathan Swift

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    “Something is going on everywh... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Risk Quotes

    “Something is going on everywhere, most of which no one understands.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    Haste breeds error; error bree... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Risk Quotes

    Haste breeds error; error breeds woe. Janet Morris

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    Listen close and you can hear, “Please, bless us and forgive us, and make us good here and strong here. Let us get along here. Let those we love and left behind be blessed. Let us find the proper path and keep to it. Help us act harmoniously, and find work pleasing in the sight of god and man.” Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    "You're talent, and we're the talent scouts." Janet Morris

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    Some nights, valor and cold purpose aren't enough. Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    "Be polite to all, friendly to none. Be professional. Be ready to kill everyone and everything." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    "Deception is a tactic: use it. Do whatever it takes to win." Janet Morris

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    "You have crossbows: Shoot early; shoot often." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    The battle had shaken all thre... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Risk Quotes

    The battle had shaken all three of them. Life seemed so fragile, each Sacred Band fighter so vulnerable. Chris Morris

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    Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward. Robert Collier

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    "But we're dying here." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    War seared its specter into your memory. Doubled the beat of your heart. Humbled you because it would take you if it could. Living had become very important, the only thing that mattered. Chris Morris

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    "The only unfair fight is the one you lose." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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    Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. Publilius Syrus

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

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    Daring is not safe against daring men. Ovid

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    Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you. Virgil

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    People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives. Walter Lippmann

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    Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new. Thomas J. Watson

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

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

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    It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. William James

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    Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance. Calvin Coolidge

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    The bold are helpless without cleverness. Euripides

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    Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Helen Keller

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    No crime is so great as daring to excel. Winston Churchill

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    It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. Dag Hammarskjöld

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    During the first period of a man's life, the danger is not to take the risk. Søren Kierkegaard

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    It is easy to be brave when far away from danger. Aesop

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    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

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    Most successful people are people who take risks--calculated risks--but nevertheless, risks.

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    All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. Casualness leads to casualties. Communication is the ability to affect other people with words. Jim Rohn

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    Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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