100+ Quotes About Taking Risks To Help You Dare To Dream Big

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One must always think of taking risks.

Sometimes new tasks can become the most important part of our lives. But we have to take the risk first in order to achieve new things.

People mature over time with experience and good company. But one thing that is common in all matured and successful people is that they are all risk takers. Playing it safe might bring people temporary success and happiness but it can be insignificant in the long run. If your story does not inspire others to take risks, you can lack motivation to achieve the best in life. A person will sometimes lose and sometimes win, but the most important thing is to take the risk of doing it in the first place. So if there's something important you should do but you think you are not good enough to do it read these quotes about taking risks.

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Inspirational Quotes About Taking Risks

Playing it safe is not good enough when our aim is to achieve something new and big. Someone might  think without proper experience taking risk is meaningless but no one is born with experience. Everyone has to work hard and take the necessary risks to make their way up. It has been proved time and again that the only certain thing is uncertainty. We have a list of some good inspirational quotes that will inspire you to take risks. Check them out.

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

― Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘Journals Of Ralph Waldo Emerson, With Annotations - 1841-1844’, 2007.

2. “You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together.”

– Earl Nightingale, ‘How To Completely Change Your Life In 30 Seconds’, 2017.

3. “Everything is a risk. Not doing anything is a risk. It's up to you.”

― Nicola Yoon.

4. “You gotta risk it all

That's what it takes to know, to feel love.”

-Jessica Mauboy, ‘Risk It’, 2016.

5. “The risks were calculated. The risks were justified.

No one ever ascended a mountain without risk.”

― Liane Moriarty, ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’, 2018.

6. “Risk leads to greatness.”

-Tim Sullivan, ‘The Dangerous Lives Of Altar Boys’, 2002.

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

– Denis Waitley.

8. “Adventure seeker,

Risk taker,

Her art is her heart.”

― Carlo Kui, ‘From My Lips To Hers: Into My Queerness’, 2019.

9. “If you don't take risks, you'll have a wasted soul.”

― Drew Barrymore.

10. "Girl I woulda risk it all

yes I would have risk it all.”

-Rico Rolando, ‘Risk It All’, 2019.

11. “Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; wherever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable.”

Earl Nightingale.

12. “All addiction is progressive. The addict always needs to take greater risks.”

-Michael Glass, ‘Basic Instinct 2’, 2006.

13. “...maybe sometimes it's riskier not to take a risk.”

― Danny Wallace, ‘Yes Man’, 2005.

14. “If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.”

― Clint Eastwood.

15. “We have real confidence in the mission, and there are some risks, but we have every intention of coming back.”

-Neil Armstrong, ‘First Man’, 2018.

16. “One default Item of success is risk, those who take the risk will get the dish.”

― Aabas Sadkani.

17. “Not learning by doing,

but learning by risking.”

― Toba Beta, ‘Master Of Stupidity’, 2011.

18. “Most things worth doing come with their fair share of risks.”

― Kirsten Beyer, ‘Unworthy’, 2009.

19. “Risk is the unique path to success.”

― Adria J. Cimino, ‘A Perfumer's Secret’, 2016.

20. "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it."

― Helen Keller, ‘The Open Door’, 1902.

21. “I win by taking risks. By standing out.”

― Carolyn Lee Adams, ‘Ruthless’, 2015.

22. “Take a measurable risk in life.

Make life an adventure.”

― Rupal Asodaria.

23. "I can’t promise that you’ll never get hurt again, but I can promise you the risk is worth it.”

― Rick Riordan, ‘The Serpent's Shadow’, 2012.

24. “Risks may make you win, or they will make you learn. Either of the benefits is worth daring for.”

― Israelmore Ayivor, ‘Become A Better You’, 2016.

25. “Risks can lead to great victories or defeats. Even if you are defeated, the lesson will be valuable for the next stage of life.”

― Lailah GiftyAkita.

26. “I'm in love with love, so I'm always taking risks! I think it's part of love, taking risks.”

-Melanie Laurent.

27. “Life's about taking risks. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there.”

-Mr. Bruner, ‘The Edge Of Seventeen’, 2016.

28. “Risk is our business. That's what relationships are all about.”

-Eric McCormack.

29. “Happiness is a risk. If you’re not a little scared, then you’re not doing it right.”

― Sarah Addison Allen, ‘The Peach Keeper’, 2011.

Famous Quotes About Taking Risks

Someone who doesn't take risks will never be able to understand someone who does. To motivate others into taking the necessary risks, one will need to tell them about the pros of taking risks. We should always remember  that "There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries" as said by William Shakespeare. We have a few famous quotes that will motivate you to take risks.  

Quotes can inspire people to do something risky

30. “The reward is in the risk.”

― Rachel Cohn, ‘Dash & Lily's Book Of Dares’, 2010.

31. “If you are just safe about the choices you make, you don't grow.”

-Heath Ledger.

32. “There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”

― John F. Kennedy.

33. “There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value.”

― Jeanette Winterson, ‘Written On The Body’, 1992.

34. “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen."

― Paulo Coelho , 'By The River Piedra I Sat Down And Wept', 1994.

35. “An ambitious man needs to know when to take risks.”

― Auliq Ice.

36. “Risk is the companion of fortune.”

― Jeffrey Fry.

37. “It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.”

John Paul Jones.

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

― Chuck Palahniuk, ‘Invisible Monsters’, 1999.

39. “In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

-Mark Zuckerberg.

40. “To win without risk is to triumph without glory.”

― Pierre Corneille.

41. "And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures."

— William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar', 1599.

42.  “We all take risks with love every day.”

― Amy Daws, ‘Take A Number’, 2020.

43. “Brenda Mazibuko: You're risking your political capital, you're risking your future as our leader.

Nelson Mandela: The day I am afraid to do that is the day I am no longer it to lead.”

-Invictus, 2009.

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

-Sally Hawkins.

45. “Romanticism requires bravery and risk.”

― Terese Marie Mailhot, ‘Heart Berries’, 2018.

46. “The greatest risk to man is not that he aims too high and misses, but that he aims too low and hits.”

― Michaelangelo.

47. “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender.”

― Jim Carrey.

48. “All life's a risk, that's what makes it interesting.”

― Megan Chance, ‘The Spiritualist’, 2008.

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

― Jim Rohn.

50. “To save all we must risk all.”

― Friedrich von Schiller, ‘Fiesco; Or, The Genoese Conspiracy’, 1783.

51. “There's no such thing as safety. Only degrees of risk.”

― Christopher Paolini, ‘To Sleep In A Sea Of Stars’, 2020.

52. “Can't you see that the courage to risk, to dare, to toss that gold coin up in the air over and over again, win or lose, is what makes humans human?"

― Jennifer Donnelly, ‘Stepsister’, 2019.

53. “Without risk, life is far too predictable.”

― Renee Ahdieh, ‘Flame In The Mist’, 2017.

Why We Should Take Risk Quotes

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Taking risks in life is a good thing because by doing that you are one step closer to success. Check out these inspirational quotes on risk.

54. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

― Helen Keller, ‘The Open Door’, 1902.

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

― Iveta Cherneva.

56. “The difference between the great and the mediocre is that the great are willing to take the risk.”

― R.F. Kuang, ‘The Poppy War’, 2018.

57. “The process of growing and learning always involves risk.”

― Nido R. Qubein.

58. “Those who take risks should be rewarded commensurately with the value of their contributions to successful business enterprise.”

― David Gottstein, ‘A More Perfect Union: Unifying Ideas For A Divided’, 2020.

59. “If you want big rewards, you gotta take big risks.”

-Tenley Parrish, ‘Summer Catch’, 2001.

60. “It's risky, but it's worth a try.”

-Qi'ra, ‘ Star Wars: Galaxy Of Heroes’, 2018.

61.  "Life rewarded courage, even when that first step was taken neck-deep in fear.”

― Tamera Alexander, ‘Within My Heart’, 2009.

62. “If you want to win we’re gonna have to take risks.”

-Jane, ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’, 2015.

63.  Safety is indeed stability, but it is not progression.”

― Criss Jami, ‘Killosophy’, 2015.

64. “He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being.”

― Paul Tillich.

65. “There’s risk inherent in most things that matter.”

― Alexis Hall, ‘For Real’, 2015.

66. “Because if you take a risk, you just might find what you're looking for.”

― Susane Colasanti, ‘Take Me There’, 2008.

67. “It's more risky to take no risks at all.”

― Constance Friday.

68. “If I am risk adverse, my growth will be reversed.”

― Craig D. Lounsbrough.

69. “I don't think there's any story worth dying for, but I do think there are stories worth taking risks for.”

-Anthony Shadid.

70. “There is risk at the heart of every decision we make.”

― Dipa Sanatani, ‘The Merchant Of Stories: A Creative Entrepreneur's Journey’, 2020.

71. “If there is no risk, there is no reward.”

― Christy Raedeke, ‘The Daykeeper's Grimoire’, 2010.

72. “Risk is what keeps us young.”

-Peagreen Clock, ‘The Borrowers’, 1997.

73. “If you are not prepared to take risks, make mistakes, feel your fear and take a bold step forward anyway…you’ll never come up with anything original.”

― Leena Patel.

74. “Take the risk! You find the right road!”

― Lailah Gifty Akita.

75. “To become a better you, dare to take calculated risks and overcome your limitations. Your scars can make you a star, but you have to decide.”

― Israelmore Ayivor, ‘Become A Better You’, 2016.

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

― John A. Shedd.

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

― Richard Branson, ‘Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life’, 2006.

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

– T. S. Eliot.

79. “The result of big risk is bigger reward.”

― Amit Kalantri, ‘Wealth Of Words’.

Risk Taking Quotes

Check out these quotes about taking risks in love, in business, in life to get the right inspiration that you have been looking for.

80. “If you dare nothing,

then when the day is over,

nothing is all you will have gained.”

― Neil Gaiman, ‘The Graveyard Book’, 2008.

81. “Don't refuse to risk, if you succeed you will be pleased, if you fail you will be prudent.”

― Amit Kalantri, ‘Wealth Of Words’.

82. “You either accept the risk of winning, or the guarantee of losing.”

― F.C. Yee, ‘The Shadow Of Kyoshi’, 2020.

83. “But he'd learned long ago that a life lived without risks pretty much wasn't worth living.”

― Tamera Alexander, ‘Within My Heart’, 2009.

84. “You're asking me to risk imprisonment for the sake of two fugitive apes? The answer is: a thousand times, yes.”

-Armando, ‘Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes’, 1972.

85. “We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.”

― Maxwell Maltz.

86. “Great men take and overtake risk tactically.”

― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah.

87. “Risk taking is believing in yourself while trusting in God; knowing that He will open doors for you, even when you don't see any.”

― Farshad Asl.

88. “If you take a risk and it doesn't go as planned, welcome to the club.”

― Fran Hauser, ‘The Myth Of The Nice Girl: Achieving A Career You Love Without Becoming A Person You Hate’, 2018.

89. “There is something attractive about taking risks.”

-Sonny Mehta.

90. “People who live life in fear of taking risks die without living it.”

― Fola, ‘The Seed’, 2011.

91. “Don’t be too scared to calculate risks”

― Sunday Adelaja.

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

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, ‘Skin In The Game: The Hidden Asymmetries In Daily Life’, 2018.

93. “Take a risk. Stop playing it so safe. Maybe that's what she's been trying to tell me the whole time.”

-Quentin Jacobsen, ‘Paper Towns’, 2015.

94. “To believe in yourself is to risk on yourself, and there will never be a time when that risk is too risky.”

― Craig D. Lounsbrough.

95. "Desperate times required judicious risk-taking.”

― Eoin Colfer, ‘Artemis Fowl’, 2001.

96. “A risk, a risk, a risk, a risk, a risk

Yeah maybe it's a risk but ignorance is bliss...”

-Anthony Russo, ‘It's A Risk’, 2018.

97. “We need risk-takers, outside-the-box thinkers, and entrepreneurs; our school systems do the next generation a great disservice by discouraging these very skills and attitudes.”

- Dave Burgess.

98. “Taking risks gives me energy.”

-Jay Chiat.

99. “Taking risk will have its consequences, so does not taking any risk.”

― Amit Kalantri, ‘Wealth Of Words’.

100.  “It's about risks. Unless you're willing to put yourself out there, you'll never know.”

-Lex, ‘Smallville’, 2002.

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

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, ‘Skin In The Game: The Hidden Asymmetries In Daily Life’, 2018.

102. “A person averse to undertaking risk will never achieve a great life because they knowingly settle for a worse life.”

― Kilroy J. Oldster, ‘Dead Toad Scrolls’, 2015.

103. “I am not afraid of taking risks. We have to take risks for peace.”

-Yitzhak Shamir.

104. “Hypocrite shouts about the change,

but never let risk coming on his way.”

― Toba Beta, ‘My Ancestor Was An Ancient Astronaut’, 2010.

105. “If you do not take risks for your opinion, you're nothing.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, ‘Skin In The Game: The Hidden Asymmetries In Daily Life’, 2018.

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