Risk-taking Quotes

Risk-taking Quotes by Frank Sinatra, David Soul, Jim Carrey, Roger von Oech, Robert H. Schuller, Stephen Hunt and many others.

The best revenge is the massive success.

The best revenge is the massive success.
Frank Sinatra
Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality, but for me the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forwards.
David Soul
If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
Jim Carrey
Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day.
Roger von Oech
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
If you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much space.
Stephen Hunt
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.
Billy Wilder
Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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.
Claude Bissell
True entrepreneurshi p comes only from risk-taking.
Dhirubhai Ambani
I do have confidence that we’re gonna be able to get it right. But it’s not gonna be overnight. And there’s no silver bullets to this. The fact of the matter is, is that we are suffering from a massive hangover from a binge of risk taking.
Barack Obama
Leap, and the net will appear.
Julia Margaret Cameron
I think risk-taking is a great adventure. And life should be full of adventures.
Herbie Hancock
You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury
There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.
Cynthia Heimel
Revolutionaries don’t get job security.
Ruby Dee
If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
Rosalyn Drexler
You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
Joyce Brothers
We should ban banks from risk-taking because society is going to pay the price.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Most innovators are successful to the extent to which they define risks and confine them.
Peter Drucker
What you risk reveals what you value.
Jeanette Winterson
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.
John Barrymore
Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.
Jim McMahon
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Of course risk-taking does not always pay off, but it’s a lot of fun!
Mary Wesley
If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.
Dhirubhai Ambani
[High income tax rates] not only check consumption but discourage investment and encourage…the avoidance of taxes [rather] than the production of goods.[…]Our present tax system…reduces the financial incentives for personal effort, investment, and risk-taking.
John F. Kennedy
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 Keller
Risk-taking is the essence of innovation.
Herman Kahn
The only sure way to stop excessive risk taking on Wall Street so you don’t risk losing your job, or your savings or your home, is to put an end to the excessive economic and political power of Wall Street by busting up the big banks.
Robert Reich
It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
Jim Carrey
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan
A ship is always safe at the shore – but that is NOT what it is built for.
Albert Einstein
The greatest hazard in life is to risk NOTHING.
William Arthur Ward
The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.
Mark Zuckerberg
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Dale Carnegie
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.
Richard Branson
A risk-taking environment starts at the top of a corporation. If the CEO doesn’t have this spirit, chances are you won’t find it anywhere else in the organization.
Mary Kay Ash
Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn
You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
Chuck Yeager
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide
Icelandic people are inbred. And they have a sense of themselves as genetically special, and a history of risk-taking because they make their living on the high seas fishing. Assets generally rose in value during this period, and so it looked like they actually knew what they were doing.
Michael Lewis
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
All growth, including political growth, is the result of risk-taking.
Jude Wanniski
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
George S. Patton
We can choose who we bring into our lives. We can choose who will reinforce our risk taking.
Frances Moore LappГ©
Being an entrepreneur isn’t really about starting a business. It’s a way of looking at the world: seeing opportunity where others see obstacles, taking risks when others take refuge.
Michael Bloomberg
The dialogue between women is a rich field, but change does not come without a lot of reading, asking, listening, risk-taking and hard work.
Hazel Hawke
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant
If you think of global public goods like polio eradication, the kind of risk-taking new approach, philanthropy really does have a role to play there, because government doesn’t do R&D about new things naturally as much as it probably should, and so philanthropy’s there.
Bill Gates
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
W. H. Murray
It seems that not being religious is a form of risk-taking, consistent with other patterns of short-sighted behaviour in men.
Rodney Stark
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt
Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Walter Anderson
Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.
Tim Ferriss
You must take risks, both with your own money or with borrowed money. Risk taking is essential to business growth.
J. Paul Getty
Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George
The ultimate risk is not taking a risk.
James Goldsmith
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury
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
I’m a writer and I also do a lot of professional speaking on risk taking and creativity as well.
William Gurstelle
People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
Peter Drucker
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
William James
Are you placing enough interesting, freakish, long shot, weirdo bets?
Tom Peters
Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.
Warren Buffett
You’ve got to go out on a limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is.
Will Rogers
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself.
Cynthia Heimel
We got government off the backs of the people of India, particularly off the backs of India’s entrepreneurs. We introduced more competition, both internal competition and external competition. We simplified and rationalized the tax system. We made risk-taking much more attractive.
Manmohan Singh
If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
Geena Davis
For early employees you want people that have somewhat of a risk-taking attitude.
Sam Altman
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Neale Donald Walsch
If you don’t risk anything you risk everything
Mark Zuckerberg
Do the hardest thing on earth for you. ACT YOURSELF.
Katherine Mansfield
In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.
John Spence
Failure is a badge of honor. It means you risked failure. And if you don’t risk failure, you’re never going to do anything that’s different from what you’ve already done or what somebody else has done.
Charlie Kaufman
Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
Katherine Mansfield
Playing things too safe is the most popular way to fail.
Elliott Smith
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Tony Robbins
Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity.
Mitt Romney
If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
Neil Gaiman
It is not the critic who counts
Theodore Roosevelt
The biggest risk is not taking any risk.
Mark Zuckerberg
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow.
Marissa Mayer
Risk-taking, trust, and serendipity are key ingredients of joy. Without risk, nothing new ever happens. Without trust, fear creeps in. Without serendipity, there are no surprises.
Rita Gelman
Dare to do things worthy of imprisonment if you mean to be of consequence.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Wayne Gretzky
The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.
America has its roots in a tradition of risk-taking pioneers. In more conservative Europe, if you fail in business or actually end up going to jail for it, you’re finished as a businessman for good.
Stelios Haji-Ioannou
The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Dale Carnegie
Great victory requires great risk. -Hera
Rick Riordan
Within legal enforcement of “morality,” there is no sense of how to morally, ethically, or fairly help people live safer lives. It’s all about banishment or punishment or forced destitution – all of which creates more desperation, and more social risk-taking by people in moments of crisis.
Terre Thaemlitz
Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.
Tom Peters
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
e. e. cummings
He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.
Paul Tillich
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert Kennedy
I’m always begging people like James Brooks and Cameron Crowe to come to screenings, to see what they make of it, and they’re always ridiculously helpful. They also keep me brave enough to commit to what I’m trying to do. They can be great cheerleaders for risk-taking.
Judd Apatow
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Bill Cosby
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
William Jennings Bryan
One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.
Andre Gide
There is a simple way of avoiding excess risk-taking by the managers of our financial institutions. It is to make it a crime … had a crime for reckless management of a financial institution been on the books, Northern Rock and RBS would not have blown up.
Paul Collier
Being a star requires risk-taking shoes.
Sarah Dessen
You have to have courage to love somebody. Because you risk everything. Everything.
Maya Angelou