Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
~ James B. Conant
Adventure without risk is Disneyland.
~ Douglas Coupland
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
~ Andre Gide
I think risk-taking is a great adventure. And life should be full of adventures.
~ Herbie Hancock
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
~ Abraham Maslow
To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
~ Peter McWilliams
No living creature, except for a man, is able to take a risk, and even the risk of death, for the sake of
truth. Thousands of martyrs who have lived are a unique phenomenon in the history of our solar system.
~ Aleksandr Menn
The only safe thing is to take a chance.
~ Mike Nichols
There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.
Biggest profits mean gravest risks.
~ Chinese proverb
Only he who does nothing makes a mistake.
~ French proverb
Life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.
~ Bertrand Russell
Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
~ John A. Shedd, Salt From My Attic, Mosher Press (1928), page 20 [This quote is sometimes attributed to Grace Hopper, William Shedd, Benazir Bhutto, or Grant M. Bright]
Everything is sweetened by risk.
~ Alexander Smith
Don’t play for safety. It’s the most dangerous thing in the world.
~ Hugh Walpole
Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
~ Frederick Wilcox
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
~ C.S. Lewis