taking risks Quotes

21 of the best book quotes about taking risks
  1. #1
    “I could not visit the prison daily. I was sure to be caught and punished. But I had to visit the prison daily. Curzon’s life depended on it.”
  2. #2
    “The tools we used in Mercury were primitive, but the dedication of highly trained people offset the limitations of the equipment available to us in these early days and kept the very real risks under control. But at a price; this was high-sweat, high-risk activity, demanding a degree of coordination between the ground and the capsule exceeding what I had experienced even in the testing of experimental aircraft.”
  3. #3
    “We fought and won the race in space and listened to the cries of the Apollo 1 crew. With great resolve and personal anger, we picked up the pieces, pounded them together, and went on the attack again. We were the ones in the trenches of space and with only the tools of leadership, trust, and teamwork, we contained the risks and made the conquest of space possible.”
  4. #4
    “High-risk leadership beckons many, but few accept the call.”
  5. #5
    “Who can save a child from a burning house without taking the risk of being hurt by the flames?”
  6. #6
    “Maybe one day whites and blacks can be real friends, but right now the country ain’t built that way . . . The trouble is, down here in Mississippi, it costs too much to find out . . . So I think you’d better not try.”
  7. #7
    “Most people would rather live in the predictability of captivity than risk the uncertainty that comes in a fight for freedom.”
  1. #8
    “If you find yourself living in a world where there is only cynicism, negativity, and distrust, you need to realize that it’s a world of your own making. There is a more beautiful world out there to be known, but you have to be able to see it. You have to want it. You must be willing to risk, to step outside of what you know, to live in a more extraordinary unknown.”
  2. #9
    “Who can listen to a story of loneliness and despair without taking the risk of experiencing similar pains in his own heart and even losing his precious peace of mind?”
  3. #10
    “To take offense is to give offense.”
  4. #11
    “Wholehearted intimacy can develop only where two people are equally forthcoming and self-revelatory. To take the risk of loving, we must become vulnerable enough to test the radical proposition that knowledge of another and self-revelation will ultimately increase rather than decrease love. It is an awe-ful risk.”
  5. #12
    “If you don’t believe in yourself enough to take a risk, than no one is going to either.”
  6. #13
    “I know now that I don’t want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all.”
  7. #14
    “Love always requires courage and involves risk.”

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  1. #15
    “The universe, I’d learned, was never, ever kidding. It would take whatever it wanted and it would never give it back.”
  2. #16
    “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
  3. #17
    “Living my life without limits requires that I take confident risks.”
  4. #18
    “Shallow water feels so much safer. We can both see and touch the bottom. But this apparent security also imposes limitations. Just as in Simon Peter’s case, we have to learn that the deeper water holds the fish!”
  5. #19
    “Maybe I consistently hesitated to risk letting the thing we had together deteriorate into a romance.”
  6. #20
    “Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.”
  7. #21
    “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.”
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