Risk Quotes

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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

To be alive at all involves some risk.
Harold McMillan

During the investigation evidence of the vulnerability of women in the modelling profession was startling and models are at high risk of eating disorders.
Baroness Kingsmill

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
Mary L Cook

My career as a model. I was due to go to University. It was a risk but it was the right decision. [greatest risk]
Lucy Pinder

Excessive distrust is not less hurtfJul than its opposite. Most men become useless to him who is unwilling to risk being deceived.
Luc De Vauvanargues

To introduce something altogether new would mean to begin all over, to become ignorant again, and to run the old, old risk of failing to learn.
Isaac Asimov

At the risk of sounding naff, it is having hope fulfilled [idea of happiness]
Brenda Blethyn

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

At the risk of sounding ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by feelings of love.
Che Guavara

There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.
Xenophon

Criticism is a life without risk
John Lahr

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

Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people
Philip Andrew Adams

I went to Ft Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed gearing up for the rescue. Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos.
Bo Gritz

The only risk of failure is promotion.
Scott Adams

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

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
Maxwell Maltz

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
Plutarch

Costs merely register competing attractions. (Risk, Uncertainty and Profit)
Frank H Knight

The moment somebody says 'this is very risky' is the moment it becomes attractive to me.
Kate Capshaw

In America any boy may become president, and I suppose that's the risk he takes.
Adlai E Stevenson

They [governing bodies] have to do something, otherwise more and more referees will be forced out of the game. [after the retirement of Anders Frisk]
Urs Meier

To save all we must risk all.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

People are talking about the move being a risk but I know what Andy Farrell is about. I know my attitude and record. If I was a betting man I would back myself.
Andy Farrell

As our society progresses and genuine experience becomes a riskier and riskier enterprise, so the desire for it will increase.
Kathryn Bigelow

Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
J B Priestley

A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman, and it is confirmed only by other men. Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all.
Camille Paglia

The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks
Herodotus

He who spends time regretting the past loses the present and risks the future.
Quevedo

Andrew [Lloyd-Webber] you have taken a great risk... who is going to be your Joseph? [the unknown being hiring a former understudy and getting the BBC to give weeks and weeks of free publicity to the show therefore guaranteeing its success]
Graham Norton

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.
Paul Tillich

Creating a close connection to those you do business with has its many risks, rewards and consequences. There are few things in business I have encountered that are more difficult than firing someone, particularly if that someone has always been, or has become a friend.
Mark Cuban

Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
Vaclav Havel

'Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You can't stare at it long, it's too risky. You get a sense of it then you look away.'
Jerry Seinfield

We Americans know - although others appear to forget - the risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war.
Lyndon Johnson

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

When we allow ourselves to become vulnerable, to take chances, and to risk our pride, that is when we find our own glory.
Richard Corman

We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
Maxwell Maltz

Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
Ernest Hemingway

In plucking the fruit of memory one runs the risk of spoiling its bloom (The Arrow of Gold)
Joseph Conrad

The most threatened group in human societies as in animal societies is the unmated male: the unmated male is more likely to wind up in prison or in an asylum or dead than his mated counterpart. He is less likely to be promoted at work and he is considered a poor credit risk.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Let me advise thee not to talk of thyself as being old. There is something in Mind Cure, after all, and if thee continually talks of thyself as being old, thee may perhaps bring on some of the infirmities of age. At least I would not risk it if I were thee.
Hannah Whitall Smith

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

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills. (Le deuxieme sexe)
Simone De Beauvoir

It is vital that we raise awareness of the risks faced by drug misusers.
Ian McCartney

If I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman.
Samuel Johnson

The risk presented by these lethal wastes is like no other risk, and we should not be expected to accept it or to project it into the future in order for manufacturers and utilities to make a dollar killing now.
David Brower

That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
Lisa Alther



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