100 Risk Quotes And Sayings

Life is full of risks. Some are huge and some are subtle, but all have the potential to cause us pain. Sometimes it seems like there are no risks worth taking, but if we don’t take the risks, we never find out what we are truly capable of. These quotes on risk will help you get started or give you the extra motivation you need to make the right choice.

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Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence. Unknown
There is no intensity of love or feeling that does...
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There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve. William S. Burroughs
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Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. Erica Jong
The question, love, is whether you want me enough to...
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The question, love, is whether you want me enough to take the risk. Lisa Kleypas
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Love is not something you protect. It’s something you risk. Gayle Forman
Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything,...
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Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe. Love is a lot of things, but “safe” isn’t one of them. Mandy Hale
The practice of love offers no place of safety. We...
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The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control. Bell Hooks
Failure is a bend in the road, not the end...
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Failure is a bend in the road, not the end of the road. Learn from failure and keep moving forward. Roy T. Bennett
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A bend in the road is not the end of the road… Unless you fail to make the turn. Helen Keller
Vital lives are about action. You can't feel warmth unless...
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Vital lives are about action. You can't feel warmth unless you create it, can't feel delight until you play, can't know serendipity unless you risk. Joan Erickson
We need people in our lives with whom we can...
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We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk. Thomas Moore
Because if you take a risk, you just might find...
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Because if you take a risk, you just might find what you're looking for. Susane Colasanti
Risk means 'shit happens' or 'good luck
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Risk means 'shit happens' or 'good luck Toba Beta
A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what...
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A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for. John A. Shedd
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In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk. Robert T. Kiyosaki
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Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this. Thomas Henry Huxley
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The wish to travel seems to me characteristically human: the desire to move, to satisfy your curiosity or ease your fears, to change the circumstances of your life, to be a stranger, to make a friend, to experience an exotic landscape, to risk the unknown.. Paul Theroux
To save all we must risk all.
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To save all we must risk all. Friedrich Schiller
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With a hint of good judgment, to fear nothing, not failure or suffering or even death, indicates that you value life the most. You live to the extreme; you push limits; you spend your time building legacies. Those do not die. Criss Jami
The only safe thing is to take a chance.
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The only safe thing is to take a chance. Elaine May
Some concepts are so incredibly risky they take an honest...
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Some concepts are so incredibly risky they take an honest fool to try to articulate them. Criss Jami
Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others....
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Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others. .. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."( Journal entry, 14 October 1922) Katherine Mansfield
Overconfidence blurs out the risk. Inferiority magnifies it.
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Overconfidence blurs out the risk. Inferiority magnifies it. Toba Beta
After awhile you realize that putting your actions where your...
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After awhile you realize that putting your actions where your mouth is makes you less likely to have to put your money where your mouth is. Criss Jami
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Since that day there is nothing anyone could ever say to convince me that one person cannot change a nation. One person can do unbelievable things. All it takes is that one person who's willing to risk everything to make it happen. Sam Childers
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Change is not always a good thing. What I need is not change from one thing to another but transformation from who I am into who I was meant to become. Only when God's transforming power touches me can I begin to live the simpler, freer, fresher, more creative, more patient, more passionate, more sacrificial, riskier, rawer, more real, more love-driven life God intended for me all along. That transformation is what awaits all who dare to enter the story of God. As Paul wrote, 'Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think' (Romans 12:2) . Steven James
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The faithful man perceives nothing less than opportunity in difficulties. Flowing through his spine, faith and courage work together: Such a man does not fear losing his life, thus he will risk losing it at times in order to empower it. By this he actually values his life more than the man who fears losing his life. It is much like leaping from a window in order to avoid a fire yet in that most crucial moment knowing that God will appear to catch you. . Criss Jami
Every risk that you take in order for you to...
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Every risk that you take in order for you to come into significance is the greatest kind of risk to take. Sunday Adelaja
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Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. Theodore Roosevelt
Wisdom mitigates the risk of being honest.
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Wisdom mitigates the risk of being honest. Toba Beta
You can't be a rebel without the scars that come...
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You can't be a rebel without the scars that come with it. Truth is, some days scars are just as ugly as they are beautiful. Criss Jami
Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one...
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Wisdom is nothing more than confirmed imagination: just because one did not study for his exam does not mean that he should leave it blank. Criss Jami
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Fear is not the end. But only a transition. Dragos Bratasanu
With every dream and with every love, you have to...
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With every dream and with every love, you have to die to the old, and be reborn to the new. You must leave what you know behind, and surrender to the unknown. Dragos Bratasanu
A compass calibrated by my greed is a rather shrewd...
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A compass calibrated by my greed is a rather shrewd way to legitimize my agenda. However, true north on a compass such as this is a straight line to the edge of a really big cliff. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The only way to find true happiness is to risk...
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The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open. Chuck Palahniuk
So we shall let the reader answer this question for...
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So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? Hunter S. Thompson
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Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right. Sarah Addison Allen
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Because what’s life Without happiness And where’s happiness Without risk Dennis Sharpe
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An afternoon drive from Los Angeles will take you up into the high mountains, where eagles circle above the forests and the cold blue lakes, or out over the Mojave Desert, with its weird vegetation and immense vistas. Not very far away are Death Valley, and Yosemite, and Sequoia Forest with its giant trees which were growing long before the Parthenon was built; they are the oldest living things in the world. One should visit such places often, and be conscious, in the midst of the city, of their surrounding presence. For this is the real nature of California and the secret of its fascination; this untamed, undomesticated, aloof, prehistoric landscape which relentlessly reminds the traveller of his human condition and the circumstances of his tenure upon the earth. "You are perfectly welcome, " it tells him, "during your short visit. Everything is at your disposal. Only, I must warn you, if things go wrong, don't blame me. I accept no responsibility. I am not part of your neurosis. Don't cry to me for safety. There is no home here. There is no security in your mansions or your fortresses, your family vaults or your banks or your double beds. Understand this fact, and you will be free. Accept it, and you will be happy. Christopher Isherwood
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage...
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You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner
Love must risk all or perish.
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Love must risk all or perish. Anthony Ryan
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I think I’m getting a notion of how to do this. O.K., a carnival works because people pay to feel amazed and scared. They can nibble around a midway getting amazed here and scared there, or both. And do you know what else? Hope. Hope they’ll win a prize, break the jackpot, meet a girl, hit a bull’s-eye in front of their buddies. In a carnival you call it luck or chance, but it’s the same as hope. Now hope is a good feeling that needs risk to work. How good it is depends on how big the risk is if what you hope doesn’t happen. You hope your old auntie croaks and leaves you a carload of shekels, but she might leave them to her cat. You might not hit the target or win the stuffed dog, you might lose your money and look like a fool. You don’t get the surge without the risk. Well. Religion works the same way. The only difference is that it’s more amazing than even Chick or the twins. And it’s a whole lot scarier than the Roll-a-plane or the Screamer, or any simp twister. This scare stuff laps over into the hope department too. The hope you get from religion is a three-ring, all-star hope because the risk is outrageous. Bad! Well, I’m working on it. I’ve got the amazing part down. And the scary bits are a snap. But I’ve got to come up with a hope. Katherine Dunn
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Life is a temporary condition, Henry. And it's uncertain. That's why you have to seize chances when you find them. Pursue what you want. Take risks. Live, love...all of it. Every last one of us is going to die, but if we don't live as we truly want, if we're not with the one we want to be with, we're dead already. Martha Brockenbrough
Oh I know it's cliché but yeah they say that...
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Oh I know it's cliché but yeah they say that great men make it in- To places few others who even do take the risk've ever been Criss Jami
Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you...
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Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. Criss Jami
True love is taking the risk that it won't be...
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True love is taking the risk that it won't be a happily-ever-after. True love is joining hands with the man who loves you for who you are, and saying, "I'm not afraid to believe in you. Cara Lockwood
In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has...
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In order to share one's true brilliance one initially has to risk looking like a fool: genius is like a wheel that spins so fast, it at first glance appears to be sitting still. Criss Jami
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When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly. Patrick Overton
If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make...
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If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it. Criss Jami
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Risk is one of the qualities of any good decision. This is so because, decision itself is a risk. Therefore, making a decision literally means, taking a risk... In tracing the histories of successful men and women, the first thing to notice in their lives is risk. Godspower Oparaugo
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To love anyone is to risk. Stephanie Morrill
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There are spiritual gifts like mercy, faith, or generosity that enable people to set the standard, so to speak. But just because you don't have that spiritual gift doesn't mean you aren't held to any standard at all. Even if you aren't gifted in that way, you're still called to live mercifully, faithfully, and generously. You might not set the standard, but you need to meet the standard. There is a baseline that all of us are called to. When the opportunity presents itself, we need to show mercy, exercise faith, and give generously. In the same sense, all of us are called to take risks. If it doesn't involve risk, it doesn't exercise faith. Mark Batterson
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I don't know about you, but I want God to reveal the second step before I take the first step of faith. But I've discovered that if I don't take the first step, God generally won't reveal the next step.. Most of us will only follow Christ to the point of precedence -- the place where we have been before. But. .If you want God to do something new, you cannot keep doing what you've always done. You've got to push past the fear of the unknown. You've got to do something different. Mark Batterson
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We want a money-back guarantee before we take a step of obedience, but that eliminates faith from the equation. Sometimes we need to take a flying leap of faith. We need to step into the conflict without knowing if we can resolve it. We need to share our faith without knowing how our friends will react to it. We need to pray for a miracle without knowing how God will answer. We need to put ourselves in a situation that activates a spiritual gift we've never exercised before. And we need to go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. If we want to discover new lands, we've got to lose sight of the shore. We've got to leave the Land of Familiarity behind. We've got to sail past the predictable. And when we do, we develop a spiritual hunger for the unprecedented and lose our appetite for the habitual. We also get a taste of God's favor. Mark Batterson
The greatest risk to man is not that he aims...
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The greatest risk to man is not that he aims too high and misses, but that he aims too low and hits. Michaelangelo
Playing it safe might not have hurt anyone, but it...
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Playing it safe might not have hurt anyone, but it wouldn’t have inspired many, either. Alex Staniforth
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Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner. Anne Rice
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Never was anything great achieved without danger. Unknown
Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.
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Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today. Tim Fargo
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In theory, the risk of business failure can be reduced to a number, the probability of failure multiplied by the cost of failure. Sure, this turns out to be a subjective analysis, but in the process your own attitudes toward financial risk and reward are revealed. By contrast, personal risk usually defies quantification. It's a matter of values and priorities, an expression of who you are. "Playing it safe" may simply mean you do not weigh heavily the compromises inherent in the status quo. The financial rewards of the moment may fully compensate you for the loss of time and fulfillment. Or maybe you just don't think about it. On the other hand, if time and satisfaction are precious, truly priceless, you will find the cost of business failure, so long as it does not put in peril the well-being of you or your family, pales in comparison with the personal risks of no trying to live the life you want today. Considering personal risk forces us to define personal success. We may well discover that the business failure we avoid and the business success we strive for do not lead us to personal success at all. Most of us have inherited notions of "success" from someone else or have arrived at these notions by facing a seemingly endless line of hurdles extending from grade school through college and into our careers. We constantly judge ourselves against criteria that others have set and rank ourselves against others in their game. Personal goals, on the other hand, leave us on our own, without this habit of useless measurement and comparison. Only the Whole Life Plan leads to personal success. It has the greatest chance of providing satisfaction and contentment that one can take to the grave, tomorrow. In the Deferred Life Plan there will always be another prize to covet, another distraction, a new hunger to sate. You will forever come up short. Randy Komisar
There's sometimes a tugging feeling you get to push further...
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There's sometimes a tugging feeling you get to push further when you aren't being challenged enough or when things get too comfortable. Criss Jami
Have nuts and be nuts.
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Have nuts and be nuts. Criss Jami
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Most people accept living unhappy lives because it is the only way they know, they refuse to be open to the new emerging possibilities and refuse to make positive changes. Because they are afraid of being outside their own comfort zone and don’t risk anything, they live lives that are far less fulfilling than they could actually have. Dragos Bratasanu
The more risk you can take upfront in life, the...
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The more risk you can take upfront in life, the better off you will be later. Tarun Sharma
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We experience [procrastination] as fear. But fear of what? Fear of the consequences of following our heart. Fear of bankruptcy, fear of poverty, fear of insolvency. Fear of groveling when we try to make it on our own, and of groveling when we give up and come crawling back to where we started. Fear of being selfish, of being rotten wives or disloyal husbands; fear of failing to support our families, of sacrificing their dreams for ours. Fear of betraying our race, our 'hood, our homies. Fear of failure. Fear of being ridiculous. Fear of throwing away the education, the training, the preparation that those we love have sacrificed so much for, that we ourselves have worked our butts off for. Fear of launching into the void, of hurtling too far out there; fear of passing some point of no return, beyond which we cannot recant, cannot reverse, cannot rescind, but must live with this cocked-up choice for the rest of our lives. Fear of madness. Fear of insanity. Fear of death. These are serious fears. But they're not the real fear. Not the master fear, the mother of all fears that's so close to us that even when we verbalize it we don't believe it. Fear That We Will Succeed. Steven Pressfield
A man who is not ready to risk is not...
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A man who is not ready to risk is not worthy of getting promotion Sunday Adelaja
If you are not ready to take a risk ten...
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If you are not ready to take a risk ten you are not ready for success Sunday Adelaja
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It’s not about inviting great things into our lives. Rather, it’s about accepting the invitation of great things to step out of our lives. Craig D. Lounsbrough
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Nine times out of ten, failure is resorting to Plan B when Plan A gets too risky, too costly, or too difficult. That's why most people are living their Plan B. They didn't burn the ships. Plan A people don't have a Plan B..There are moments in life when we need to burn the ships to our past. We do so by making a defining decision that will eliminate the possibility of sailing back to the old world we left behind. You burn the ships named Past Failure and Past Success. You burn the ship named Bad Habit. You burn the ship named Regret. You burn the ship named Guilt. You burn the ship named My Old Way of Life. . Mark Batterson
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing
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Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing Warren Buffett
People wishes their friends to be in politics, but their...
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People wishes their friends to be in politics, but their sons in professions. Amit Kalantri
He reached out and intertwined our hands. Gently urging me...
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He reached out and intertwined our hands. Gently urging me forward he whispered, “Have I lost you love? Erin Jamison
I would rather listen to someone who tried and failed...
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I would rather listen to someone who tried and failed than someone who dreamed but never tried. Jennifer Coletta
Take risks. Whoever risk, shall know how far they can...
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Take risks. Whoever risk, shall know how far they can reach. Lailah Gifty Akita
If you are trying to look clean, neat and avoid...
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If you are trying to look clean, neat and avoid casting your nets in trouble waters, you will catch no fish. Israelmore Ayivor
To become a better you, hurry up and take risks.
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To become a better you, hurry up and take risks. Israelmore Ayivor
Risks may make you win, or they will make you...
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Risks may make you win, or they will make you learn. Either of the benefits is worth daring for. Israelmore Ayivor
To become a better you, dare to take calculated risks...
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To become a better you, dare to take calculated risks and overcome your limitations. Your scars can make you a star, but you have to decide. Israelmore Ayivor
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The uncertainties in life are so uncertain for us to determine the kind woe we shall be entangled in in the next future. When you stay dormant, your life is at risk; when you dare to take a step, you take a step to take a risk. We have a choice. Yes! a choice to choose to dare to get to our real reasons on earth or to choose to live in mediocrity and conformity, but, we ought to note that, it is riskier to risk nothing when the life we live is always at risk. . Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Smartass Disciple: Why men don't ready yet to join the...
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Smartass Disciple: Why men don't ready yet to join the intergalactic confederation? Master of Stupidity: Men could make them laugh to death. It'd be too risky for them. Toba Beta
The risk I took was calculated, but, man, am I...
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The risk I took was calculated, but, man, am I bad at math! Unknown
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Our novice runs the risk of failure without additional traits: a strong inclination toward originality, a taste for research, and a desire to experience the incomparable gratification associated with the act of discovery itself. Unknown
If you are afraid to take a chance, take one...
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If you are afraid to take a chance, take one anyway. What you don't do can create the same regrets as the mistakes you make. Iyanla Vanzant
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I have not always chosen the safest path. I've made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I've learned something important along the way: I've learned to heed the call of my heart. I've learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I've learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted. Steve Goodier
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My whole life, I had thought that my story was, again and again: Once upon a time, there was a boy, and he had to risk everything to keep what he loved. But really, the story was: Once upon a time, there was a boy, and his fear ate him alive. Maggie Stiefvater
People who live life in fear of taking risks die...
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People who live life in fear of taking risks die without living it. Fola
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You know what my father said about innocent clients?. . He said the scariest client a lawyer will ever have is an innocent client. Because if you fuck up and he goes to prison, it'll scar you for life. . He said there is no in-between with an innocent client. No negotiation, no plea bargain, no middle ground. There's only one verdict. You have to put an NG up on the scoreboard. There's no other verdict but not guilty." Levin nodded thoughtfully." The bottom line was my old man was a damn good lawyer and he didn't like having innocent clients, " I said. "I'm not sure I do, either. Michael Connelly
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Not until your heart and mind comes into a total agreement for the approval of your true purpose on earth, you shall least unleash your full energy and true strength to accomplish your true mission with enthusiasm and full tenacity. Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
You have already lost if you are always fearful of...
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You have already lost if you are always fearful of losing everything. Kamand Kojouri
Growth requires courage, risk and the willingness to go beyond...
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Growth requires courage, risk and the willingness to go beyond fear. Catherine Louise Birmingham
The more we construct lives that prioritize safety, the bigger...
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The more we construct lives that prioritize safety, the bigger the prison we construct around ourselves. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid...
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The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid living, and to avoid living is one of the greatest risk of all. Craig D. Lounsbrough
If school is about postponing the day you have to...
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If school is about postponing the day you have to stand up in front of the world and put yourself at risk, the resistance would like to stay there forever. Seth Godin
At the bottom of every dilemma, he says, is fear,...
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At the bottom of every dilemma, he says, is fear, and the brain always prefers the bird in the hand to venturing into the bush, even if you are clutching a scrawny black crow. Barbara Bradley Hagerty
The world will never know you because you were not...
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The world will never know you because you were not bold and did not take a risk Sunday Adelaja
You touch some of the reasons for my going, not...
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You touch some of the reasons for my going, not for my staying away. Charles Dickens
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Ô, the wine of a womanfrom heaven is sent, more perfect than allthat a man can invent. When she came to my bed and begged me with sighsnot to tempt her towards passion nor actions unwise, I told her I’d spare her and kissed her closed eyes, then unbraided her body of its clothing disguise. While our bodies were nude bathed in candlelight fine I devoured her mouth, tender lips divine;and I drank through her thighs her feminine wine.Ô, the wine of a woman from heaven is sent, more perfect than all that a man can invent. Roman Payne
Sometimes to change a situation you are in requires you...
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Sometimes to change a situation you are in requires you to take a giant leap. But, you won't be able to fly unless you are willing to transform. Suzy Kassem
We avoid risks in life only to die, and end...
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We avoid risks in life only to die, and end up facing the greatest risk which is having lived life risking nothing at all. Chinonye J. Chidolue