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A list of the best risk quotes and sayings about risk, including the names of each speaker or author. This list is arranged by the most famous risk quotes or those best known as top quotes relevant to risk. The famous lines about risk are ranked by popularity with information regarding where the famous risk quote was originally heard, performed or written. 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 great quotes from that same writer.

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

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    Remember the turtle -- He never makes any progress till he sticks his neck out.

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    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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

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

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

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    Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt. Agnes Repplier

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    Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold. Herbert Spencer

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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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    If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he doesn't know how wide it is, he'll jump and six times out of ten he'll make it.

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    People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground. Marcel Proust

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    To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger, is common enough. But it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them. Plutarch

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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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    Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love. Ovid

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

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    Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination. Confucius

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    It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home. Theodore Roosevelt

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    It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt

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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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    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

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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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    The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success. Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues

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    To save oneself, one must take risks and struggle.

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    If you want to launch big ships you have to go where the water is deep.

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    Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear. Publilius Syrus

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

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    Everything is sweetened by risk. Alexander Smith

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    Virtue is bold and goodness never fearful. William Shakespeare

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

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    We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. May Sarton

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

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    Dare to be wise.

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

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    Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that a thing cannot be done is nothing, but the unwillingness to do it. William Feather

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    The bold are helpless without cleverness. Euripides

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    I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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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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    Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game. Winston Churchill

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

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

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