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Ralph Waldo EmersonIn skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

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Mignon McLaughlinMost of us would rather risk catastrophe than read the directions.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

NapoleonWar is a lottery in which nations ought to risk nothing but small amounts.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Niccolò MachiavelliNever was anything great achieved without danger.

—  Niccolò Machiavelli, 1469-1527, Italian political philosopher

John KennedyThere are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

Jean-Luc GodardHe who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.

—  Jean-Luc Godard, 1930-, French film director

Jim RohnIf you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

Peter DruckerA management decision is irresponsible if it risks disaster this year for the sake of a grandiose future.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

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

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

T. S. EliotWe must always take risks. That is our destiny.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

Jean Jacques RousseauEvery person has a right to risk their own life for the preservation of it.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher

Zig ZiglarThose who won't take a chance don't have a chance.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer


Proverbs

American proverbNothing ventured, nothing gained.

—  American proverb

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Arabian proverbDon’t open a door that you cannot close.

—  Arabian proverb

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International proverbDo not play with fire.

—  International proverb

English proverbHe who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon.

—  English proverb










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