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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Risk (142 Quotations)

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

 

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

 

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In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.
~ Georges Danton

 

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Perseverance and audacity generally win!
~ Madame DorothT Deluzy

 

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

 

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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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The bold are helpless without cleverness.
~ Euripides

 

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There's no reward in life without risk.
~ Barry J. Farber

 

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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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If you never budge, don't expect a push.
~ Malcolm S. Forbes

 

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Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet.
~ Milton Friedman

 

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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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As the band got more successful, it was increasingly difficult to get people to take a risk with something that might jeopardize their livelihood. [On Genesis]
~ Peter Gabriel

 

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One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
~ John W. Gardner

 

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Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out.
~ Lou Gerstner

 

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Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
~ J. Paul Getty

 

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You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
~ Wayne Gretzky

 

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It is true that when we take chances, we stand to lose. But it is also true that we will never win anything if we never even enter the game. Lucky people are aware of the possibility of losing, and indeed they may lose often. But since the chances they take are small, the losses tend to be small. By being willing to accept small losses, they put themselves in position to make large gains.
~ Max Gunther

 

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

 

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