quotes tagged with 'risk'
Author: Tom Perrotta, Source: n/a
Maybe that’s what we look for in the people we love, the spark of unhappiness we think we know how to extinguish
Author: Anais Nin, Source: unknown
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom
Author: n/a, Source: unknown
“It’s impossible,” said pride.
“It’s risky,” said experience.
“It’s pointless,” said reason.
“Give it a try,” whispered the heart.
Author: John Paul Jones, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnpauljo182844.ht...
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
Author: John Augustus Shedd, Source: Salt from My Attic (1928), The Mosher Press, Portland, Maine; cited in The Yale Book of Quotations (2006) ed. Fred R. Shapiro, p. 705
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."
Author: Anonymous, Source: Unknown
Great love and great achievements involve great risk.
Author: William Faulkner, Source: Unknown
There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.
Author: Ralf Waldo Emerson, Source: Unknown
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
Author: Kobi Yamada, Source: Whatever it takes quote book
Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.
Don't only evaluate the potential downside of action. It is equally important to measure the atrocious cost of inaction. If you don't pursue those things that excite you, where will you be in one year, five years, and ten years? How will you feel having allowed circumstance to impose itself upon you and having allowed ten more years of your finite life to pass doing what you know will not fulfill you? If you telescope out 10 years and know with 100% certainty that it is a path of disappointment and regret, and if we define risk as the "likelihood of an irreversible negative outcome," inaction is the greatest risk of all.Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour Work Week, p. 47