Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Well we always need brave, capable young men and women who can run a tactical operation and take risks on the battlefield but you should know when we need you to go in there, that if there’s any other way to do it, that we could do this without risking your life, we wouldn’t ask you to risk your life.
Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.
If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.
But he’d learned long ago that a life lived without risks pretty much wasn’t worth living. Life rewarded courage, even when that first step was taken neck-deep in fear.
You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.
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.
Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.