Risk Quotes

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

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

During the first period of a man’s life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. Soren Kierkegaard

If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. Arthur Koestler

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

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

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

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act. Andre Malraux

If a man isn’t willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he’s no good. Ezra Pound

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. Herodotus

If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories. Richard M Nixon

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

There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune. John Paul Getty

The desire to build a risk-free society has always been a sign of decadence. It has meant that the nation has given up, that it no longer believes in its destiny, that it has ceased to aspire to greatness, and has retired from history to pet itself. Henry Fairlie

Risk is a part of God’s game, alike for men and nations. George E Woodberry

It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don’t. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. Phillip Adams