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The only risk of failure is promotion.
Scott Adams

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 F Drucker

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

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

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

I risked getting my tyres nicked by going to Robbie Fowler's home in Liverpool!
Kevin Keegan

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

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

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
Anatole France

When a woman marries again, it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again, it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs. [The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891]
Oscar Wilde

Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.
Theodore Roosevelt

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

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 average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
Edgar Watson Howe

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

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

The biggest risk in life is to risk nothing at all
Anonymous

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

Some pretty senior young individuals in and around the Cabinet should share the responsibility for talking up an election and referring publicly on the radio to where the risk lies.
David Winnick

Life, like poker has an element of risk. It shouldn't be avoided. It should be faced.
Edward Norton

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

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

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks
Herodotus

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

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

It's going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I'll risk saying that we'll be lucky if something really serious doesn't happen.
Ayrton Senna

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

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

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

The world lies in the hands of those who have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams - each according to his or her own talent.
Paulo Coelho

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

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

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

Criticism is a life without risk
John Lahr

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

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

To get rich never risk your health.
Richard Baker

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
Anais Nin

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

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

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

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

'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

Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers.
Cesar Chavez

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

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

I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare.
Vladimir Horowitz

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

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.
William Faulkner



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