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60 Inspiring Quotes on Taking Risks for a Bold Journey

Do you like to chase novel experiences? Do you have a hunger for growth? It’s time to take risks and live an exciting life.

If you’re ready to take the first step on this bold journey, you’ve come to the right place. Our list of quotes on taking risks is the perfect mix of inspiration for the journey ahead and should give your intrinsic motivation a little boost.

60 Quotes on Taking Risks

Taking Risks

1. “You always get things that teach you and steps to grow, but there is a confidence that is gained and a deep understanding of what it means to be supported by your knowledge – not by some team that is there to create confidence; it is there within you. That takes time. That takes teachers. That takes taking risks.” – Sharon Lawrence
2. “Taking risks doesn’t mean you don’t feel fear, acknowledge fear, or let fear inform you; you just don’t let it stop you.” – Caren Merrick
3. “Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.” – General George Patton
4. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T. S. Eliot
5. “Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.” – Chinese proverb
6. “Turn a perceived risk into an asset.” – Aaron Patzer
7. “I can accept failure. Everybody fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Fear is an illusion.” – Michael Jordan
8. “Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called ‘sure-thing-taking.’” – Jim McMahon
9. “I’d like to be smart, fun, and real. It’s very easy to just put together a pretty dress, some heels, and some jewels. I don’t want to be that girl. It’s all about being brave, taking risks. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.” – Ella Purnell
10. “Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.” – Charles Stanley
11. “The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan
12. “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.” – Warren Buffett
13. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
14. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
15. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
16. “I’ve always believed fitness is an entry point to help you build that happier, healthier life. When your health is strong, you’re capable of taking risks. You’ll feel more confident to ask for the promotion. You’ll have more energy to be a better mom. You’ll feel more deserving of love.” – Jillian Michaels
17. “If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking a risk, really amazing things can happen.” – Marissa Mayer
18. “You can only be as good as you dare to be bad.” – John Barrymore
19. “There can be no vulnerability without risk. There can be no community without vulnerability. There can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.” – M. Scott Peck
20. “Pitiful is the person who is afraid of taking risks. Perhaps this person will never be disappointed or disillusioned; perhaps she won’t suffer the way people do when they have a dream to follow. But when the person looks back – she will hear her heart.” – Paulo Coelho
21. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg
22. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller
23. “There’s a real danger in trying to stay king of the mountain. You stop taking risks, you stop being as creative, because you’re trying to maintain a position. Apart from anything else, that really takes the fun out of it.” – Sissy Spacek
24. “Leap, and the net will appear.” – Zen saying
25. “If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.” – Neil Gaiman
26. “It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” – Seneca
27. “Most men either compromise or drop their greatest talents and start running after what they perceive to be a more reasonable success, and somewhere in between they end up with a discontented settlement. Safety is indeed stability, but it is not progression.” – Criss Jami
28. “Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” – Gail Sheehy
29. “If it’s a good idea, go ahead and do it. It’s much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.” – Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
30. “Sometimes I feel an obligation to be accessible as a personality. But for me, the driving force since the beginning has always been good work, taking risks, trying new things. If the door opens, go through it. Always go forward.” – David Soul
31. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Goethe
32. “If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.” – Geena Davis
33. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” – Tina Fey
34. “Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” – Jimmy Carter
35. “Optimistic people play a disproportionate role in shaping our lives. Their decisions make a difference; they are inventors, entrepreneurs, political and military leaders – not average people. They got to where they are by seeking challenges and taking risks.” – Daniel Kahneman
36. “You fail, and then what? Life goes on. It’s only when you risk failure that you discover things.” – Lupita Nyong’o
37. “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso
38. “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.” – Tamera Alexander
39. “Just taking risks for risk’s sake, that doesn’t do it for me. I’m willing to take risks that I think are worth it, and I’ve worked so hard to make sure that I survive.” – Chris Hadfield
40. “You have to diversify to grow. I’m not afraid to take risks and fail.” – Sheila Johnson
41. “Take risks. If you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.” – Anonymous
42. “Life is being on the wire; everything else is just waiting.” – Karl Wallenda
43. “Maybe sometimes it’s riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you’re guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.” – Danny Wallace
44. “Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
45. “I don’t want to be scared. I want to keep taking risks, keep working hard.” – Jacob Anderson
46. “I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that’s not pulling the trigger.” – Mia Hamm
47. “Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” – David Lloyd George
48. “The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.” – Goethe
49. “Believing in yourself and what you do is so important. It took me a long time to find that confidence. If you’re an artist and you’re taking risks, then you’re doing something right if some people don’t get it.” – Kate Voegele
50. “It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves.” – Andre Gide
51. “Making a bold move is the only way to advance toward the grandest vision the universe has for you.” – Oprah Winfrey
52. “If things seem under control, you are just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti
53. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball
54. “Every day, women and girls are finding incredible confidence and taking risks. When they change one mind, pretty soon, they have changed one tradition. That changed tradition has changed a village. That one village has changed a country. That new reality means new opportunities for themselves and their daughters.” – Jill Biden
55. “It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.” – William James
56. “Timidity does not inspire bold acts.” – Mae Jemison
57. “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” – Miles Davis
58. “A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he has done.” – Cardinal Newman
59. “Part of what horror is, is taking risks and going somewhere that people think you’re not supposed to be able to go, in the name of expressing real-life fears.” – Jordan Peele
60. “Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary.” – Iveta Cherneva

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