Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave. - Anonymous

To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure. But risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. - T.S. Eliot

The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, or love. Chained by his addictions, he's a slave. He has forfeited his greatest trait, and that is his individual freedom. Only the person who risks is free. - Leo Buscaglia

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

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. - Anonymous

To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. - Anonymous

To reach out for another is to risk involvement. - Anonymous

To love is to risk not being loved in return. - Anonymous

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

You can't risk what you don't have and you can't have what you won't risk for. - Anonymous

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

Life has no romance without risk. - Sarah Doherty

What is necessary is never a risk. - Jean-Francois-Paul de Gondi

The greatest risk of all is the risk of going unnoticed. - William Bernbach

Find reasons to do the important things, instead of reasons not to do them. Risk, experiment, and don't forget to have some fun while you are at it. - Ernie J. Zelinski

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

'Safety first' has been the motto of the human race for half a million years, but it has never been the motto of leaders. A leader must face danger. He must take the risk and bear the brunt of the storm. - Herbert N. Casson

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. - West Point cadet Maxim

Risks don't always turn out as we had hoped, but they always bring greater insight and the reward of living every day to the fullest. - Mary Kay Mueller

To get profit without risk, experience without danger, and reward without work is as impossible as it is to live without being born. - A. P. Gouthey

Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to save it. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Don't 'take care', take a risk! - Denis Waitley

Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision. - H. A. Hopf

The great enemy of creativity is fear. When we're fearful, we freeze up...Creativity has a lot to do with a willingness to take risks. - Faith Ringgold

You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle. - George Lucas

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

To win without risk is to triumph without glory. - Pierre Corneille

There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take. - Peter Drucker

There is always a risk to follow your bliss, a price to pursue your passion. - James A. Ray

Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever. - Philip Adams

Hope is a risk that must be run. - Georges Bernanos