65 Awesome Risk Taking Quotes to Inspire You

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Inspirational risk taking quotes

There is a reason why people love to read risk taking quotes.

Since ancient times when warriors were shrouded in myth and legend, those who took the biggest risks, and fought against the odds are the ones that have been remembered.

Whilst I don’t have any re-incarnations of Achilles to inspire you, I do have a collection of inspirational risk taking quotes that should strike a chord.

In this post, I will be presenting that awesome collection of quotes from famous and successful people.

Though many people have a fear of failure, these quotes can come in handy to encourage risk takers and non-risk takers alike.

There is no way to grow without leaving your comfort zone.

You cannot live the life you desire if you cannot take a big risk when you need to.

If you believe in this and want to develop yourself in other ways, then check out my article on building your growth mindset.

Here are some of the best risk taking quotes in the Maverick Mindsets collection.

65 Risk Taking Quotes from famous people

Helen Keller

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.”

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

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Mark Zuckerberg risk taking Quotes

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

“Move fast, take risks, it’s okay to try big things you’re better off trying something and having it not work and learning from that than having not done anything at all.”

T. S. Eliot risk taking quotes

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”

“It will do you no harm to find yourself ridiculous. Resign yourself to be the fool you are… …We must always take risks. That is our destiny.”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson risk taking Quotes

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”

“I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot.”

”What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.”

“To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.”

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“I believe anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.”

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Mark Twain risk taking Quotes

“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, and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

“Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

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Anais Nin Quotes

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

“And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

William Jennings Bryan risk taking Quotes

“Destiny is no 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.”

“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.”

Chuck Palahniuk Quotes

“The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”

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Frederick Wilcox Quotes

“Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”

Warren Buffett risk taking Quotes

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time

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Tamera Alexander Quotes

“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.”

Richard Branson risk taking Quotes

“If you opt for a safe life, you will never know what it’s like to win.”

Roger von Oech Quotes

“Everyone has a ‘risk muscle.’ You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don’t, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day.”

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General George S. Patton risk taking quotes

“The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!”

Iveta Cherneva risk taking Quotes

“Only those who play win. Only those who risk win. History favors risk-takers. Forgets the timid. Everything else is commentary.”

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Sarah Parish risk taking Quotes

“Living with fear stops us from taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.”

Jim Rohn Quotes

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”

John A. Shedd risk taking Quotes

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for.”

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Peter F. Drucker Quotes

“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”

Rosalynn Carter risk taking Quotes

“You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried. If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try, and you don’t take the risk.”

David Lloyd George Quotes

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.”

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Denis Waitley Quotes

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one greatest risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”

Robert F. Kennedy risk taking Quotes

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”

Andre Malraux Quotes

“Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.”

Wayne Gretzky risk taking Quotes

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

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Albert Einstein risk taking Quotes

“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough risk taking Quotes

“It is no secret that the greatest treasures are found in the most remote, inaccessible and difficult places where we must pursue them with great energy and even greater risk. It’s the same with our lives.”

Ryan Eggold Quotes

“Never stop taking risks. Just keep reaching.”

Theodore Roosevelt risk taking Quotes

“No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life in a great cause.”

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Guy Laliberte Quotes

“I don’t believe in pitfalls. I believe in taking risks and not doing the same thing twice.”

Oprah Winfrey risk taking Quotes

“Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.”

Sally Hawkins Quotes

“You only do good work when you’re taking risks and pushing yourself.”

John C. Maxwell risk taking Quotes

“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”

Thomas A. Edison Quotes

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

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Maxwell Maltz Quotes

“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 idea, to take a calculated risk, and to act.”

Jimmy Carter risk taking Quotes

“Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.”

Marissa Mayer risk taking Quotes

“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.”

Pablo Picasso Quotes

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

Ellen DeGeneres Quotes

“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.”

Amelia Earhart risk taking Quotes

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.”

Sara Blakely Quotes

“It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.”

Katherine Mansfield Quotes

“Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”

Annie Dillard risk taking Quotes

“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 too cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”

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Neil Gaiman Quotes

“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”

H. Jackson Brown risk taking Quotes

“Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.”

Chuck Yeager Quotes

“You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.”

Drew Barrymore Quotes

“There’s something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.”

Mark Cuban Quotes

“Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.”

Leo F. Buscaglia risk taking Quotes

“The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb Quotes

“Freedom is always associated with risk taking, whether it leads to it or comes from it.”

Andre Gide Quotes

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Sheryl Sandberg risk taking Quotes

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”

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Danny Wallace Quotes

“Sometimes it’s riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you are guaranteeing is that things will stay the same.”

Neil Simon risk taking Quotes

“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.”

Risk Taking Quotes - The Bottom Line

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