49 Quotes About Risks and Taking Chances


Taking risks are just one way to learn in life. Experience is what teaches us to measure the expected outcomes. These quotes about risks and taking chances capture the heart and courage that is needed to win at life.

“A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.”

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

“Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

“Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.”

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”

“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.”

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

“If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.”

“If you want to achieve a high goal, you’re going to have to take some chances.”

“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.”

“It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?”

“It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.”

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.”

“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.”

“Leap, and the net will appear.”

“Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting.”

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”

“Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.”

“Necessity is the mother of taking chances.”

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.”

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.”

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far it is possible to go.”

“Our lives improve only when we take chances.”

“Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.”

“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.”

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.”

“Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

“Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.”

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk.”

“The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.”

“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.”

“The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine!”

“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.”

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”

“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.”

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.”

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

“What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it is another matter.”

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

“When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!”

“Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.”

“You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.”

Many people struggle in life as they fight to move up the social and financial ladder. Being risky and taking chances is only one part of achieving your goals.

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