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March 5, 2008

“We can never discover new continents until we have the courage to lose sight of all coasts.”

André Gide

“There is a time for daring and a time for caution, and a wise man knows which is called for.”
John Keating, Teacher in Dead Poet’s Society

“If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.”

Katharine B. Hathaway

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

Amelia Earhart

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“We must dare, and dare again, and go on daring.”

Georges Jacque Danton

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.”

Abraham Lincoln

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little past them into the impossible.”

Arthur Clarke

“We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.”

John F. Kennedy

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

David Lloyd George

“One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world—making the most of one’s best.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

T. S. Eliot

“In parenting and teaching, let this be our aim: Not to make every idea safe for children, but every child safe for ideas.”

Gerhardt E. Frost

“Find a way to engage the heart in the problem and you are likely to see the child rise naturally to his own optimal levels of uncertainty, risk and relevance.”

Richard Jones

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”

John F. Kennedy

“If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking—by all means ask!”

W. Clement Stone

“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear.”

William Jennings Bryan

“Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”

Ronald Osborn

“People don’t always have the vision, and the secret for the person with the vision is to stand up. It takes a lot of courage.”

Natalie Cole

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”

Elbert Hubbard

“Do not fear risk. All exploration, all growth is calculated. Without challenge people cannot reach their higher selves. Only if we are willing to walk over the edge can we become winners.”

The families of the Challenger Space Shuttle Crew

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”

Beverly Sills

” . . . if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”

Erica Jong

“I say if it’s going to be done, let’s do it. Let’s not put it in the hands of fate. Let’s not put it in the hands of someone who doesn’t know me. I know me best. Then take a breath and go ahead.”

Anita Baker

“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.”

Katherine Mansfield

“We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.”

Maxwell Maltz

“My advice to someone who wants to become a CEO: Take risks and never stop learning.”

Barry Rand CEO, Avis Rental Car

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory.”

Pierre Corneille

“There has been a calculated risk in every stage of American development—the pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, businessmen who were not afraid of failure, dreamers who were not afraid of action.”

Brooks Atkinson

“Failure is always a safe, familiar, no-risk refuge, a known experience; it focuses on testing no new responsibilities upon one. Success, on the other hand, is unknown territory and a high-risk business; the very life-style it imposes if full of relentless demands for even better performances and achievements.”

Alan H. Olmstead

“It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Do not fear adversity. Remember, a kite rises against the wind rather than with it. People are not willing to take risks when they feel afraid or threatened. But if you manage people by love—that is, if you show them respect and trust—they start to perform up to their real capabilities.”

Jan Carlson, President, Scandinavian Airlines System.

“Every creative project I’ve produced required courage and a triumph over fear, but some potential accomplishments remain unrealized because of fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of ridicule, fear of error.”

Dr. Edward Rockey

“The greatest barrier to innovation/creativity is fear. Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of ridicule or speculation or being noticed . . . whatever. Just fear of reaching into the unknown, trying something different. The ‘way it’s always been’ is safe. Change is scary and takes courage to initiate. Those who dare to say ‘what if?’ and take even the 1st steps toward change are the bravest of souls.”

Beverly Mardis
“Leap and the net will appear.”
Zen saying
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  1. March 5, 2008 7:55 pm

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