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We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.

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.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe.
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
Two roads diverge in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Our lives improve only when we take chances -- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
It is easy to be brave when far away from danger.
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
?How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
No crime is so great as daring to excel.
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.
The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Risk! Risk Anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those other voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
People who take risks are the people you'll lose against.
An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it.
All serious daring starts from within.
We don't grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures.
It is true that when we take chances, we stand to lose. But it is also true that we will never win anything if we never even enter the game. Lucky people are aware of the possibility of losing, and indeed they may lose often. But since the chances they take are small, the losses tend to be small. By being willing to accept small losses, they put themselves in position to make large gains.
It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.
There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The ?sure thing? boat never gets far from shore.
Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination.
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?
Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets. The buck not only stops at their desks, it starts there too.
What kind of man would live where there is no daring? I don't believe in taking foolish chances but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all.
People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives.
Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other.
Educated risks are the key to success.
There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.
All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. Casualness leads to casualties. Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.
If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances.
The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger.
Don't listen to those who say, you taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says. they all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections. I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respects.
It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.
Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.
If you never budge, don't expect a push.
If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore.
You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive
During the first period of a man's life, the danger is not to take the risk.
Never tell me the odds.
If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?
Take calculated risks. This is quite different from being rash.
Risk -- If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he doesn't know how wide it is, he'll jump and six times out of ten he'll make it.
Others attempt to live cautiously in the safety of established patterns. They do not feel fulfilled, yet they have found a formula not of success (whatever that is), but of avoiding failure. This is the living death -- when security becomes the overwhelming consideration.
When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given.
The irony is this: If you don't go in, you can't find out.
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
Life is like a hand of cards. You have to play the hand you're dealt, you can't win by folding, and sometimes you must take chances in order to win.
Perseverance and audacity generally win!
There's no reward in life without risk.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
To win you have to risk loss.
If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
To achieve anything in this game, you must be prepared to dabbled on the boundary of disaster.
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger, is common enough. But it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.
People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
Somebody must take a chance. The monkeys who became men, and the monkeys who didn't are still jumping around in trees making faces at the monkeys who did.
Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.
Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed.
If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks.
To save oneself, one must take risks and struggle.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
The willingness to take risks is our grasp of faith.
With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were--to the very last minute--a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
The bold are helpless without cleverness.
I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that a thing cannot be done is nothing, but the unwillingness to do it.
Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet.
As the band got more successful, it was increasingly difficult to get people to take a risk with something that might jeopardize their livelihood. [On Genesis]
Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out.
Over the years, I've had hundreds of shots blocked. You've got to go in and take chances.
I've run less risk driving my way across country than eating my way across it.
The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.
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.
Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
With racing, you never rest on your laurels, and there are no counterfeits.
Run for daylight.
We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.
Dare to be wise.
If you feel you have a film that's valid, you stick your ass on the line.
Daring is not safe against daring men.
Where there is much to risk, there is much to consider.
Good to sell knowledge for labor, honor for risk.
You can't steal second base with your foot on first.
Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.
It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.
You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention, and sometime, maybe somebody, will throw a rock at you. That's the territory. You buy the land, you get the Indians.
To save all we must risk all.
Virtue is bold and goodness never fearful.
Some people prefer to keep their foot in a bog so they don't risk falling over.
Everything is sweetened by risk.
Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.
Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
It was a bold person that first ate an oyster.
The loving are the daring.
A man sits as many risks as he runs.
He who stays in the valley will never see over the hill.
Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.
A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
If a mans gonna eat fried chicken, he's gotta get greasy.
If you want to launch big ships you have to go where the water is deep.
Most successful people are people who take risks--calculated risks--but nevertheless, risks.
Remember the turtle -- He never makes any progress till he sticks his neck out.
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new.
If you want to stand out, don't be different, be outstanding.
Buyers are graded not only on their successes, but also on their failures. Too many hits means the buyer isn't taking enough chances.
Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations.
It is true that I must run a great risk; no gallant action was ever accomplished without danger.
It doesn't have to be true. And you don't have to be the best. The only thing truly necessary, is the ability to make others believe your ruse.
our resilient hopes and opportunities often under jeopardy".