Quotes and Sayings about Risk



"It's risky in a marriage for a man to come home too late, but it can sometimes pose an even greater risk if he comes home too early."
- Marcel Achard
(Related: Home, Marriage, Man, Risk)

"If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: America, Democracy, Freedom, Risk)

"Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth."
- Alvin Adams
(Related: Life, Gold, Man)

"The only risk of failure is promotion."
- Scott Adams
(Related: Failure, Promotion, Risk)

"You must take the risk to disclose yourself in order to become more real, more human. And even if the price is high."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Order, Risk)

"One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that's taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Control, Risk, Suffering)

"In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown."
- Felix Adler
(Related: People, Civilization, Wealth, Attention, Country, Labor)

"He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Society, Ideology, Interest, Risk)

"I'm a risk taker and I've always been like that, especially when it comes to fashion."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Fashion, Risk)

"Iraq is a long way from the U.S., but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: Iraq, Leaders, Security, State, Weapons, Will)

"You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Work, Hard work, Risk, Will)

"The Impossible Generalized Man today is the critic who believes in loving those unworthy of love as well as those worthy - yet believes this only insofar as no personal risk is entailed. Meaning he loves no one, worthy or no. This is what makes him impossible."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Love, Man, Meaning, Risk, Today, Unworthy)

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Life, Nothing, Will)

"Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Heart, Fate, Questions, Rules)

"Now, if, as I think, writing should be, it's a kind of risky trade."
- Al Alvarez
(Related: Now, Trade, Writing)

"I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Thought, People)

"The poet exposes himself to the risk. All that has been said about poetry, all that he has learned about poetry, is only a partial assurance."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Poetry, Risk)

"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."
- Walter Anderson
(Related: First, Risk)

"I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer - by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people."
- Kenneth Anger
(Related: Legal, People, Censorship, Living, May, Publishing, Want)

"Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy."
- Robert Anthony
(Related: People, Being, Risk)

"I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Life)

"The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy."
- Lance Armstrong
"Dare to risk public criticism."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Criticism, Public, Risk)

"We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution, find ways to do things that will elevate our security, reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Constitution, Risk, Security, Will)

"Prior to September 11, we thought the world beyond our shores was one world of risk and the world in our continent was another world of risk."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Thought, Risk, World)

"The goal of the Head Start program is to give at-risk children all across our Nation a fair chance at succeeding in the educational system."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Goal, Chance, Children, Nation)

"You are still lucky - you have a certain type of people who keep buying your music - but then you can get typecast and have to keep making that same music, and you can change only slightly. It's risky to bounce around and change your type of music."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Change, Music, People, Buying)

"For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Hope, America, Country, Freedom, Generations, Land)

"Today, the technology is there to give early and normally ample warning when a powerful tornado approaches. When a tornado strikes, all of us are at risk."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Technology, Risk, Today)

"I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Work, People, Acting, Actor, World)

"To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth."
- Richard Baker
(Related: Health, Truth, Wealth, Risk)

"It is, finally, a word is untimely in three different senses, and bearing it as one's treasure will not win one anyone's favours; one rather risks finding oneself outside everyone's camp... Beauty is the word that shall be our first."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Beauty, First, Senses, Treasure, Will, Word)

"I completely take on the risk, the poker game, which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Artist, Being, Film, Poker, Risk)

"A frisky spirit makes my trombone sing."
- Chris Barber
(Related: Spirit)

"Now the first step has to be taken, the step towards democracy. This step is full of risks, and requires trust on all sides. We don't know where it will lead. But if we just stand still, we will have no chance of escaping the violence."
- Daniel Barenboim
(Related: Trust, Chance, Democracy, First, Now, Violence, Will)

"The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Religion, People, Religious, Risk, Writing)

"There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk."
- Drew Barrymore
(Related: Risk)

"Some studies show that women can be better money managers than men because they tend to be more conservative and do their homework. Men tend to take more risks without the research."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Men, Money, Women, Conservative, Managers, Research)

"I'm not a money manager, but I can tell you what the conventional wisdom is. The younger you are, the more risk you can take on."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Money, Wisdom, Manager, Risk)

"To walk across the street is a risk."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Risk)

"The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Trust, Fact, Pretty, Security, Today, Will)

"It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Sex, Superiority, Giving, Humanity)

"No one else can take risks for us, or face our losses on our behalf, or give us self-esteem. No one can spare us from life's slings and arrows, and when death comes, we meet it alone."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Death, Life, Self)

"I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn't believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Thought, Americans, Risk, Terrorism)

"I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk, not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment, too."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Life, Technology, Ecology, Risk)

"Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Politics, Business, Power, Science, Control, Law, Media, Military)

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don't store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what's happening, and don't take unnecessary risks."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Eye, Freedom, Vigilance)

"I'm not a risk taker. I don't do plunging necklines or really short skirts. I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Mystery, Risk)

"I'm not a risk taker. I don't do plunging necklines or really short skirts. I try to stay as classy as possible and provide a little mystery."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Mystery, Risk)

"Irreversible is not glamorous at all. I try to do different things because I want to grow as an actress and I like to take risks."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Want)

"It's not just in Hollywood that women run the risk of being passed by once they reach 50. It happens in real life, too."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Women, Life, Being, Hollywood, Risk)

"We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Independence, Loss, May, Originality, Research, Workers, Years)

"Hope is a risk that must be run."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Hope, Risk)

"If we don't continue to pursue alternative, emissions-free energy sources like nuclear fuel, we are at risk of increasing our dependence on costly natural gas."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Dependence, Energy, Risk)

"Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Age, Being, Country, Language, Risk)

"I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running considerable risk in meeting them."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Enemies, Meeting, Risk, Running)

"Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Love, God, Help, May, Smile)

"I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Past, Present, Risk)

"I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Society, Ignorance, Risk)

"Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Opportunity, Failure, Caution, Inaction)

"Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Failure, Goal, Caution, Inaction, Risk)

"Look at the Palestinians with the huge, huge percentage of unemployed. What does that breed? Anyone who's unemployed in the world, you feel there's no meaning and there's a risk that you drift over to something desperate. Yes, we have to tackle the social problems as well."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Meaning, Problems, Risk, World)

"What would I have done if I'd been put to the test? Would I have risked my own life for people I hardly knew? Probably, I would have looked the other way at best or become another apologist for evil at worst."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Life, People, Evil)

"Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Home, Values, Abuse, Children, Neglect, Responsibility, State)

"Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Home, Work, Mother, Being, Hurt, Occupation, Summer)

"A group of us started a community center in Santa Monica. We've tried different programs, and three have worked really well. A poetry group. Once a week we visit Venice High and talk to girls at risk."
- Lisa Bonet
(Related: Poetry, Community, Girls, Risk, Talk, Venice, Visit)

"Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Home, Life, Family, Determination, Fortune, Paradise, Kentucky, Risk)

"What we can do now is contribute to a clearer understanding of what happened that day on Everest in the hope that the lessons to be learned will reduce the risk for others who, like us, take on the challenge of the mountains."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Hope, Challenge, Day, Mountains, Now, Risk, Understanding, Will)

"Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Building, Living, Risk)

"I had always fancied a go at the comedy and when it started to go reasonably well and the opportunity arose for me to move into it full time, I just couldn't turn it down. I just took the risk, and I just wanted to see if it would work and thankfully it did."
- Jo Brand
(Related: Work, Time, Opportunity, Comedy, Risk)

"As a result of the World War and of a peace whose imperfections and risks are no longer denied by anyone, are we not even further away from the great aspirations and hopes for peace and fraternity than we were one or two decades ago?"
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Peace, War, Aspirations, Result, World, World war)

"I mean, money people are usually quite brisk, but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films."
- Jeremy Brett
(Related: Money, People, Giving)

"Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Examination, Risk, Will)

"Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Being, Hurt, Risk, Will)

"I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action."
- James Broughton
(Related: Imagination, Action, Students)

"Once we open the door to the plutonium economy, we expose ourselves to absolutely terrible, horrifying risks from these people."
- David R. Brower
(Related: People, Economy, Open)

"The risk presented by these lethal wastes is like no other risk, and we should not be expected to accept it or to project it into the future in order for manufacturers and utilities to make a dollar killing now."
- David R. Brower
(Related: Future, Killing, Now, Order, Project, Risk)

"Just tasking a team to be creative won't get you to be innovative. It's having a corporate climate that gives people the space to experiment and take risks. Only then can you truly sustain it."
- Steve Brown
(Related: People, Climate, Corporate, Space)

"The cloud that descended on Black Rock on Monday was not for the past but the future. How much will this debacle chill the pursuit of other risky investigations?"
- Tina Brown
(Related: Future, Past, Pursuit, Will)

"Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Alcohol, Risk, Smoking)

"Since the reduction of risk factors is the scientific basis for primary prevention, the World Health Organization promotes the development of an integrated strategy for prevention of several diseases, rather than focusing on individual ones."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Strategy, Development, Prevention, Risk, World)

"Often you need to take some risk, but it must be a realistic risk, you can't take a crazy risk."
- Sergei Bubka
(Related: Risk)

"Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Men, God, Nations, Risk)

"Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Risk)

"It was both necessary and desirable for us to be so strong at sea that no Sea Power could attack us without risk, so that we might be free to protect our oversea interests, independently of the influence and the choice of other Sea Powers."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Power, Choice, Influence, Risk, Sea)

"Calculated risks of abuse are taken in order to preserve higher values."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Values, Abuse, Order)

"The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Effect, Liberty, May, Risk, Will)

"We don't grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures."
- James E. Burke
(Related: Successful, Company)

"Government does not create wealth. The major role for the government is to create an environment where people take risks to expand the job rate in the United States."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Government, People, Wealth, Environment, Job, states, United)

"That was kind of scary. You got the sense as a little kid that you might be at risk now, and then you're like, 'Why are we at risk? It's because my grandfather is in charge of all of this.' You can't really realize the magnitude of a job like that when you are eight."
- Lauren Bush
(Related: Job, Now, Risk, Sense)

"I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue."
- David Cameron
(Related: Children, Conservative, Economy, Interest, Pressure, Risk)

"When I entered the field in July 1958 I believed what they told me about radiation risks. I spent much effort reducing the dose to patients in radiology."
- John Cameron
(Related: Effort, July)

"Too many radiologists still believe there is a risk from a chest x-ray. Few radiologists can explain radiation to the patient in words the patient can understand."
- John Cameron
(Related: Risk, Words)

"In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality so that the risk from a false negative was significant."
- John Cameron
(Related: Quality, Negative, Poor, Risk)

"After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Nothing, Promotion, Risk)

"The moment somebody says 'this is very risky' is the moment it becomes attractive to me."
- Kate Capshaw
"The risk to be percieved defines the duty to be obeyed."
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Related: Duty, Risk)

"Fluorine has a protecting action against caries, but this is a local effect. If you drink it, you are running the risk of all kinds of toxic actions."
- Arvid Carlsson
(Related: Action, Actions, Effect, Risk, Running)

"Well, I always run the risk of falling on my face, which has in fact happened."
- Marcel Carne
(Related: Fact, Risk)

"I've arrived at the place if I'm not taking a career risk, I'm not happy. If I'm scared, then I know I'm being challenged."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Being, Career, Risk)

"It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?"
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Death, Dreams, Risk, Surrender)

"Each of us, having received several hundred dollars, we passed the time gloriously, spending our money freely - never thinking that our lives were risked gaining it."
- Kit Carson
(Related: Money, Time, Thinking)

"If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk."
- Rosalynn Carter
(Related: Failure, Goals, Possibility, Risk)

"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 - you don't take the risk."
- Rosalynn Carter
(Related: Failure, Goals, Possibility, Risk)

"There is no glory in war, yet from the blackness of its history, there emerge vivid colours of human character and courage. Those who risked their lives to help their friends."
- Silvia Cartwright
(Related: History, War, Character, Courage, Friends, Glory, Help)

"Today, the growing economic and social pressures in our country are putting millions of women, children and families at increased risk of abuse and neglect, especially when families are denied basic support services and economic opportunity."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Opportunity, Abuse, Children, Country, Neglect, Risk, Support, Today)

"You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all."
- John Cassavetes
(Related: Risk)

"The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all we must dare to fail. You must be willing to risk everything to really express it all."
- John Cassavetes
(Related: Artist, Risk, World)

"I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Dating, Marriage, Romance, Being, Fun, Risk)

"Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality: He knew how to take the risk. No other man in public life I knew could so readily take the challenge of the new."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Life, Challenge, Magic, Man, Public, Risk)

"Yet in all those cases I finally steeled myself to seize the opportunity, and find a way to muddle through and eventually conclude that I had, in fact, chosen the right path, as risky as it seemed at the time."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Fact, Right)

"And we are grateful to the American young men and women who are risking their lives to give the Iraqi people this chance, this dream of democracy in Iraq now."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Men, Women, People, Dream, American, Chance, Democracy, Iraq, Now)

"I think it's because it's so different and it takes risks. Plus, it's really smart humor. It gives the audience credit in terms of not needing to tell them when to laugh. I love that about the show. There's no laugh track."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Love, Humor, Credit)

"A witness, in the sense that I am using the word, is a man whose life and faith are so completely one that when the challenge comes to step out and testify for his faith, he does so, disregarding all risks, accepting all consequences."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith, Life, Challenge, Consequences, Man, Sense, Word)

"The reason is that for many years I have avoided reading anything whatsoever that approaches my own line of country, out of a somewhat fanatical desire to avoid the risk of unconscious imitation."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Country, Desire, Imitation, Reading, Reason, Risk, Unconscious, Years)

"Who gets the risks? The risks are given to the consumer, the unsuspecting consumer and the poor work force. And who gets the benefits? The benefits are only for the corporations, for the money makers."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Money, Work, Benefits, Corporations, Force, Poor)

"I've always taken risks, and never worried what the world might really think of me."
- Cher
(Related: World)

"As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It's like crime without punishment or sex without sin."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Sex, People, Crime, Punishment, Sin)

"You don't want too much fear in a market, because people will be blinded to some very good buying opportunities. You don't want too much complacency because people will be blinded to some risk."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: People, Fear, Buying, Risk, Want, Will)

"Once the brokerage house, rather than the bank, became the locus for American savings, that money would find its way into the stock market, because the broker was someone with a much higher tolerance for risk than the banker."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Money, American, Risk, Tolerance)

"The second thing we did was said, OK, we've now identified the risk, but what do you want to do with the money? Because it's not enough to have risk; you've got to have a meaningful use for the money we give you."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Money, Now, Risk, Want)

"First, we did rank everybody by risk, and New York comes out number one."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: First, Rank, Risk)

"And one of the things we did here was we put the maximum amount of money up front in those cities that were at the greater risk, but that doesn't mean that we keep rebuilding the same security over and over again."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Money, Cities, Risk, Security)

"Taking risks gives me energy."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Energy)

"The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Being, Risk)

"This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Being, Risk)

"I think we're at risk with our democracy. I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame."
- Wesley Clark
(Related: Democracy, Living, Memory, Nixon, Risk, Shame)

"No matter what you think about the Iraq war, there is one thing we can all agree on for the next days - we have to salute the courage and bravery of those who are risking their lives to vote and those brave Iraqi and American soldiers fighting to protect their right to vote."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: War, Courage, American, Bravery, Fighting, Iraq, Right, Soldiers, Vote)

"I think that we have to be constantly asking ourselves, 'How do we calculate the risk?' And sometimes we don't calculate it correctly; we either overstate it or understate it."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Risk)

"To live without risk for me would be tantamount to death."
- Jacqueline Cochran
(Related: Death, Risk)

"I think in national security, the war in Iraq is troublesome and a difficult challenge, but our troops and the military leaders we have are managing that situation, although it continues to be very risky and very dangerous."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: War, Challenge, Iraq, Leaders, Military, National security, Troops)

"You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Life, Will)

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Experience, Nothing)

"It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly."
- William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(Related: Life, Sports, Being, Exercise, Risk)

"Liberalism, on the other hand, regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situations, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

"Liberalism regards life as an adventure in which we must take risks in new situation, in which there is no guarantee that the new will always be the good or the true, in which progress is a precarious achievement rather than inevitability."
- Morris Raphael Cohen
(Related: Life, Progress, Achievement, Adventure, Liberalism, Will)

"Acting is a win-win situation. There is no risk involved. That's why I get tired of hearing actors who try to make out that there's a downside to it. Fame is an odd thing. It bugs you a little bit, but it's really not bad."
- John Corbett
(Related: Acting, Actors, Bugs, Fame, Hearing, Risk)

"To win without risk is to triumph without glory."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Glory, Risk)

"At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career."
- Bernard Cornwell
(Related: Beginning, Career, Risk, Writers, Writing)

"The President has once again failed us. Millions of Americans are at risk of going without the flu vaccine this year because the administration failed to act proactively to ensure an adequate supply. There is simply no excuse for this."
- Jon Corzine
(Related: Act, Americans, President, Risk)

"Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Business, Wisdom, Children, Mistakes)

"Every day, hundreds of thousands of men and women protect and serve, often putting their own lives at risk."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Men, Women, Day, Risk)

"I don't think I ever take huge risks, though I'm not scared of doing so."
- Kevin Costner
"Making eye contact with adults while dressed as a clown is risky."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Eye)

"Adventure without risk is Disneyland."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Adventure, Risk)

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Experience, Curiosity, Delight, Risk, Spirit, Wonder)

"It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death."
- Elijah Cummings
(Related: Death, American, Civil rights, Journey, Unemployment, Violence, Workers)

"Laboratories can reduce risk by implementing a proven and internationally accepted quality assurance technology that is applicable across the globe."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Technology, Quality, Risk)

"I found myself getting more publicly shy when the gala events and big crowds started. Some people embrace it. To me, it's not worth enough to risk my private life being public."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Life, People, Being, Crowds, Events, Public, Risk, Worth)

"The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Policy, Failure, Optimism, Ambition, American, Future, Jobs, Now, Prosperity, Risk, Risk-taking, Spirit)

"If you risk nothing, then you risk everything."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Nothing, Risk)

"Sometimes it would be nice to just have some red wine with dinner, but it's not worth the risk. I have a great life, a great situation. Why would I want to risk self-destructive behaviour?"
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Life, Risk, Self, Want, Wine, Worth)

"Television is more of a business. You can't take as many risks, because there's so many channels now, and the advertising's dropping."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Business, Advertising, Now, Television)

"I don't see the risk, I enjoy performing stunts, and I don't get scared."
- Ajay Devgan
(Related: Risk)

"Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in space and time to be relevant to our modern societies, just think about the risks... of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide economic interdependence."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Time, Globalization, Islands, Space)

"Everything's a risk, by the way, these days. Every film you make is a risk. There's no guarantee."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Film, Risk)

"To believe in love, to be ready to give up anything for it, to be willing to risk your life for it, is the ultimate tragedy."
- Leonardo DiCaprio
(Related: Life, Love, Risk, Tragedy)

"When the public's right to know is threatened, and when the rights of free speech and free press are at risk, all of the other liberties we hold dear are endangered."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Free speech, Rights, Press, Public, Risk)

"Short stories are wonderful and extremely challenging, and the joy of them, because it only takes me three or four months to write, I can take more risks with them. It's just less of your life invested."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Life, Joy, Months)

"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."
- Peter Drucker
(Related: People, Mistakes)

"The doctors must tell you that one of the risks of surgery is that you might die. This poor doctor was talking to an actress. It was very dramatic to me. To him, it was just a thing he had to say."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Doctors, Poor, Talking)

"Actors take risks all the time. We put ourselves on the line. It is creative to be able to interpret someone's words and breathe life into them."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Life, Time, Actors, Words)

"At a time when going to college has never been more important, it's never been more expensive, and our nation's families haven't been in this kind of financial duress since the great depression. And so what we have is just sort of a miraculous opportunity simply by stopping the subsidy to banks when we already have the risk of loans. We can plow those savings into our students. And we can make college dramatically more affordable, tens of billions of dollars over the next decade."
- Arnie Duncan
(Related: Time, Opportunity, Financial, Banks, College, Depression, Nation, Risk, Students)

"These are men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of their country. And the fact that their orientation - sexual orientation's been held against them is a blot on our nation's reputation."
- Dick Durbin
(Related: Men, Women, Country, Defense, Fact, Nation, Reputation, Risk)

"There are risks which are not acceptable: the destruction of humanity is one of them."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Destruction, Humanity)

"George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the photography in Star Wars. He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that I advanced with regard to ways for doing that."
- John Dykstra
(Related: Photography, Risk)

"Now, for pure bloggers, for individual people who are just posting their own thoughts, they would still run the same risk of saying something wrong or embarrassing, but they wouldn't harm their institutions by doing so."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: People, Thoughts, Harm, Now, Risk, Saying, Wrong)

"Heroic people take risks to themselves to help others. There's nothing heroic about accepting $5 million to go out and run around chasing a ball, although you may show fortitude or those other qualities while you do it."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: People, Help, May, Nothing)

"Experts tell us that 90% of all brain development occurs by the age of five. If we don't begin thinking about education in the early years, our children are at risk of falling behind by the time they start Kindergarten."
- Robert. L. Ehrlich
(Related: Age, Education, Time, Development, Children, Experts, Risk, Thinking, Years)

"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Death, Fear, Accident, Risk)

"Well, when you're trying to create things that are new, you have to be prepared to be on the edge of risk."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Risk, Trying)

"America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Government, Failure, Possibility, America, Capitalism, Consequences, Nothing, Practice, Theory)

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Risk, Will)

"However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Life, May)

"There are two types of courage involved with what I did. When it comes to picking up a rifle, millions of people are capable of doing that, as we see in Iraq or Vietnam. But when it comes to risking their careers, or risking being invited to lunch by the establishment, it turns out that's remarkably rare."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: People, Courage, Being, Careers, Iraq, Vietnam)

"I try hard not to preach, but I get carried away, which is a mistake, but it's a risk worth running."
- Ben Elton
(Related: Mistake, Risk, Running, Worth)

"As the U.S. trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China, continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing its reputation as a leader in world trade."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Leader, Economy, Losing, Reputation, Risk, Trade, World)

"At the same time the Constitution sets in stone the Stability Pact and risks preventing member States from implementing a policy of growth. So we are not able to do things at the European or the national level."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Time, Policy, Growth, Constitution, Stability, states)

"What I find really interesting is to try and mix it up, to push myself and try different things. I don't want to stay in my comfort zone. I want to take risks and keep myself scared."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Comfort, Want, Zone)

"I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Work, People, Benefits, Promise, Retirement, Risk, Security, Widows, Will)

"There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Risk)

"The best roles have risks... and those are the parts I'm interested in."
- Brendan Fehr
"Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success. Magician had a certain charm to it, mostly due to my choice of lead characters, that I would be hard put to duplicate."
- Raymond E. Feist
(Related: Success, Charm, Choice)

"I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: 'Wait a minute - if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?' And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk."
- Craig Ferguson
(Related: Alcohol, Killing, Possibilities, Risk, Worth)

"Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Death, Absurdity)

"If nothing is at risk, nothing is established."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Nothing, Risk)

"To race Formula three is very high risk and I am not going to take a chance. Thank god I am not doing it!"
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: God, Chance, Formula, Race, Risk)

"I have to accept risk as a racing driver."
- Emerson Fittipaldi
(Related: Racing, Risk)

"You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Future, Identity, Living, Present, Risk)

"I think the potential for the program at the risk of sounding self-serving is large, some would say even limitless, so I'm excited about it and I think it can even pass next year."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Potential, Risk, Self)

"I've been trying to figure out for at least the last 10 years how to force myself into something more risky."
- Richard Foreman
(Related: Force, Trying, Years)

"Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one."
- Anatole France
(Related: Acceptance, Neurosis, Risk)

"Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany."
- Klaus Fuchs
(Related: War, Policy, Foreign policy, Germany, Risk, Russia)

"One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: People, Failure, Learning, Risk)

"But we also believe in taking risks, because that's how you move things along."
- Melinda Gates
"The true statesman is the one who is willing to take risks."
- Charles de Gaulle
"There is a basic lesson on financial crises that governments tend to wait too long, underestimate the risks, want to do too little. And it ultimately gets away from them, and they end up spending more money, causing much more damage to the economy."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Money, Financial, Economy, End, Want)

"This crisis exposed very significant problems in the financial systems of the United States and some other major economies. Innovation got too far out in front of the knowledge of risk."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Knowledge, Financial, Crisis, Innovation, Problems, Risk, states, United)

"In the financial system we have today, with less risk concentrated in banks, the probability of systemic financial crises may be lower than in traditional bank-centered financial systems."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Financial, Banks, May, Risk, Today)

"There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune."
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: Men, Fortune, Man, Risk, Security)

"Where there is a problem, the risks to the public are greater than they've ever been before."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: Public)

"Of course people don't want war. Why should a poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best thing he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece?"
- Hermann Goering
(Related: Life, War, People, Poor, Risk, Want)

"We're going to take risks. What has always been will not necessarily always be forever."
- Roberto Goizueta
(Related: Will)

"There was a second problem that was still not a technical problem... the project became classified. I couldn't work on it after having gone to all that trouble. I was considered a security risk, so I could not get a clearance."
- Gordon Gould
(Related: Work, Project, Risk, Security, Trouble)

"I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself. I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Trust, Care, Focus, Rest, Writing)

"In my judgment, the greatest risks are international terrorist groups like al Qaeda and Hezbollah. The war in Iraq has taken our attention off those priorities."
- Bob Graham
(Related: War, Attention, Iraq, Judgment, Priorities)

"Why did we go to war? Why did we pick people from South Carolina, California, and all the places in between to go to a foreign land and risk their lives and have some die? To make sure that Saddam Hussein could do no more damage to the region or us than he has already done."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: War, People, Land, Risk)

"And while we are on the subject of medication you always need to look at risk versus benefit."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Risk)

"History has not dealt kindly with the aftermath of protracted periods of low risk premiums."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: History, Risk)

"I went to Ft Bragg and learned that Delta was indeed gearing up for the rescue. Still I was concerned the Reagan staff would not be willing to take the risk of sending an official military force into Laos."
- Bo Gritz
(Related: Force, Military, Risk)

"Many will call me an adventurer - and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes."
- Che Guevara
(Related: Skin, Will)

"I wasn't popular in the home office because I wasn't chicken. I'm just a risk taker. I have gut instincts."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Home, Office, Popular, Risk)

"In the U.S.A. or Europe there is no realistic way to estimate the type, magnitude, or probability of the risk, nor any way to narrow down the potentially affected regions."
- Jurgen Habermas
(Related: Europe, Risk)

"For him to have understood me would have meant reorganizing his thinking... giving up his intellectual ballast, and few people are willing to risk such a radical move."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: People, Giving, Radical, Risk, Thinking)

"In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Dissent, End, Heresy, Risk)

"A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general."
- Lorraine Hansberry
(Related: Men, People, Challenge, Loneliness, Potential, Risk, Woman)

"I am proud to be a role model for my viewers. I am finding out that helping victims is as or more rewarding the all the awards I wins."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Awards, Victims)

"Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciusness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Being, Childhood, Feeling, First, Luxury, Memories, Reward)

"When my body is strong, I feel stronger inside. I feel more capable of handling emotional situations. Usually I'm more of a inside-out person, but this was a great case of me from the outside in."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Body)

"I have so much love that I didn't even know about."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Love)

"I think people were expecting me to be that kind of glamorous sexpot. So they were always, Wow you're not what I expected."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: People)

"I want to be a fun mom. Not a gasping for air mom."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Mom, Fun, Want)

"I'm an L.A. girl who became a tough New York cop."
- Mariska Hargitay
"I'm living every ten-year-old boy's fantasy. The other day, Chris and I had this big scene where we had to pull out our guns, and I was thinking, 'Here we are in New York City - a place where every actor wants to be - and we are literally playing cops and robbers. How great is that?'"
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Actor, Day, Fantasy, Living, Thinking)

"If I eat clean, I look 10 years younger."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Years)

"It's a life's journey of finding ourselves, finding our power, and living for yourself, not for everyone else."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Life, Power, Journey, Living)

"When I read the script sometimes, it's like 'Christ! Enough!' I can't sleep at night sometimes. There's the occasional script that just hammers you, that you can't shower off."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Night, Sleep)

"When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is, if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm, leave your hair alone!"
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Women, Advice, Hair)

"When you see a girl like me bustin' perps, there ain't no time to be pretty."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Time, Pretty)

"You know how you wake up in the morning and sometimes you look gorgeous and other times you look like you got hit by a mack truck? I realized that my mack truck is food. If I have no sugar, yeast or wine, I have no undereye bags and my skin is perfect."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Food, Skin, Wine)

"You make sacrifices to become a mother, but you really find yourself and your soul."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Mother, Soul)

"As an actress, there were so many months, years even, when I didn't get work, when I wanted to quit."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Work, Months, Years)

"Yes. I did more research than I ever wanted to and saw some things I wish I didn't. I went on ride-alongs, spent time with Homicide, Cold Case, and SVU detectives, hung out in subways learning how to spot pervs and pick-pockets, viewed an autopsy, went to a police firing range, and witnessed court cases and I read, read, read."
- Mariska Hargitay
(Related: Time, Court, Learning, Police, Research)

"The men and women on the front lines of the war on terror continue to risk their lives to save ours - and for that we owe them a debt that we can never truly repay. Thanks to their efforts we have made tremendous progress. Yet, the job is not done."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Men, War, Women, Progress, Debt, Job, Risk, Terror)

"Leaving Iraq without military assistance during its transition, and before it is stable enough to ensure its own citizens' security, would pose a tremendous risk. We must complete our mission."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Iraq, Military, Mission, Risk, Security)

"Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Risk)

"There is risk and truth to yourselves and the world before you."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Truth, Risk, World)

"The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Life, Intimacy, Risk)

"Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age."
- Ernest Hemingway
(Related: Age, Hesitation, Risk)

"It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen."
- Herodotus
(Related: Fear, Being, Boldness, Risk)

"Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks."
- Herodotus
(Related: Deeds)

"Make sure what you risk is yours to lose."
- L. M. Heroux
(Related: Risk)

"Four years ago in speaking of a Jewish nation one ran the risk of being regarded ridiculous. Today he makes himself ridiculous who denies the existence of a Jewish nation."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Being, Existence, Nation, Risk, Today, Years)

"If the only new thing we have to offer is an improved version of the past, then today can only be inferior to yesterday. Hypnotized by images of the past, we risk losing all capacity for creative change."
- Robert Hewison
(Related: Change, Losing, Past, Risk, Today, Yesterday)

"Is there some risk every day we walk out our front door? Every time we get in our car? Yeah. Are we materially less safe now than we were 10 years ago? Whatever delta there is, it's very small."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Time, Car, Day, Now, Risk, Years)

"For me, the risks in terms of opening that brewpub were fairly high. I put my house up as collateral, I invested the liquid money I had and two years of my time to get it over, but that's really not much of a risk for what the potential reward was if it worked."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Money, Time, Potential, Reward, Risk, Years)

"If it was really successful, it was a life calling, a career I was excited about doing, so I didn't think the overall risk was anywhere near as high as what the reward was."
- John Hickenlooper
(Related: Life, Successful, Career, Reward, Risk)

"The only risk we run is by doing nothing."
- Brian Higgins
(Related: Nothing, Risk)

"We carve out risk-free lives where nothing happens."
- James Hillman
(Related: Nothing, Risk)

"Tragically, the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth reported that one-quarter of our young people are at serious risk of not achieving productive adulthood."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: People, Adulthood, Force, Risk, Youth)

"However, the Administration's plan to privatize Social Security will undermine retirement security for all Americans by cutting guaranteed benefits by more than 40 percent, and risky private accounts won't make up for the loss of benefits for millions of Americans."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Americans, Benefits, Loss, Retirement, Security, Will)

"I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life. Is there a risk? Always. In fiction and in life."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Life, Love, Fiction, Risk)

"If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. The key is to make mistakes faster than the competition, so you have more changes to learn and win."
- John W. Holt, Jr.
(Related: Competition, Key, Mistakes)

"You got to risk something to be able to give something, you know?"
- Joshua Homme
(Related: Risk)

"I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare."
- Vladimir Horowitz
(Related: Mistake, Play, Want, Will)

"The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Time, Judgment, Man, Poor, Risk)

"The man who knows it can't be done counts the risk, not the reward."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Man, Reward, Risk)

"Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risk."
- Shirley Hufstedler
(Related: Life, Meaning, Risk, Security, Worth)

"There are challenges in terms of the measurement of VAR for what are known as nonlinear derivatives, where things like gamma and vega are important dimensions of the risk."
- John Hull
(Related: Risk)

"It's a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Funny, People, Losing, Nothing, Risk)

"Great risks come in long term, tremendously assiduous, very courageous study."
- William Hurt
(Related: Study)

"Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge."
- William Hurt
(Related: Knowledge, Courage, Heroes, Libraries)

"We recognize that it is not only inbound but also outbound (cargo) that can pose a risk as well."
- Asa Hutchinson
(Related: Risk)

"Every business and every product has risks. You can't get around it."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Business)

"The riskiest thing we can do is just maintain the status quo."
- Bob Iger
"Faith always contains an element of risk, of venture; and we are impelled to make the venture by the affinity and attraction which we feel in ourselves."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Faith, Risk)

"Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Future, Gambling, Land, May, Risk, Security)

"What I try to do as an actor is constantly find that, find ways to risk, find opportunities to fall on my face if it's going to be worth it, and then maybe I'll surprise myself."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Actor, Risk, Worth)

"So nevertheless, what I'm saying is that what one is - one's parameters are constantly narrowed by one's success, and my desire is to widen my field even if I risk failure."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Success, Failure, Desire, Risk, Saying)

"Every good citizen makes his country's honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and its conscious that he gains protection while he gives it."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Life, Country, Defense, Honor, Protection, Risk)

"Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do."
- Charles A. Jaffe
(Related: Risk)

"The search for the symbolic value of phonemes, each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities, bundles of different distinctive features."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Giving, Risk, Value)

"It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true."
- William James
(Related: Faith, Result)

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."
- Storm Jameson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Risk)

"I'm of the mind that life is a risk, every time you leave your house it's a risk, and I see no reason to go through life with my hands tied behind my back for any reason. I'd be foolish to let something stop me from doing what I love to do."
- Thomas Jane
(Related: Life, Love, Time, Mind, Reason, Risk)

"Emigration is no longer a solution; it's a defeat. People are risking death, drowning every day, but they're knocking on doors that are not open."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Death, People, Day, Defeat, Open, Solution)

"Don't ever try and be like anybody else and don't be afraid to take risks."
- Waylon Jennings
"Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana's shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana's economy in total."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Time, Economy, Fishermen, Harm, Living, Oysters)

"There is a tremendous amount of support for the approach we have taken, which again is to base our decisions on risk analysis and thoughtful scientific process."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: Decisions, Risk, Support, Thoughtful)

"I know if I don't tour people will forget the record and you run a high risk of the record failing."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: People, Forget, Risk, Will)

"It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win."
- John Paul Jones
(Related: Nature, Law, Risk, Will)

"The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Risk, Trouble)

"And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Risk, Trouble)

"If you don't risk anything, you risk even more."
- Erica Jong
(Related: Risk)

"If we carry on filling up the calendar, we keep on pushing the athlete, we shorten the athletes longevity. The risk is to shorten a career that could have lasted 10 years because the athlete is burnt out."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Athletes, Career, Longevity, Risk, Years)

"You've got to keep fighting - you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Life, Fighting, Months, Risk)

"If one takes pride in one's craft, you won't let a good thing die. Risking it through not pushing hard enough is not a humility."
- Paul Keating
(Related: Humility, Pride)

"Having the benefit to our society, not only here in the United States but throughout the world with the amount of invention you get from having a space program, is well worth the risk that an individual like myself has to take by flying in the vehicle."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Society, Flying, Invention, Risk, Space, states, United, World, Worth)

"My family deals with those risks. The best I can do is talk to them about some of those risks. I'm not incredibly specific with them, especially with my kids."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Family, Deals, Kids, Talk)

"After the loss of Columbia a couple of years ago, I think we were reminded of the risk. All of us, though, have always known that the Space Shuttle is a very risky vehicle, much more risky than even flying airplanes in combat."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Airplanes, Flying, Loss, Risk, Space, Years)

"Every time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board, on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy, revenues went up, not down."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: Time, Economy, Tax, Investment, Risk, Risk-taking)

"The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Growth, Strength, Decisions, Difficulty, Economy, Tax, Investment, Potential, Risk)

"There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Action, Inaction)

"It's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late."
- Marilyn Moats Kennedy
(Related: Being, Right, Risk, Wrong)

"If you're playing within your capability, what's the point? If you're not pushing your own technique to its own limits with the risk that it might just crumble at any moment, then you're not really doing your job."
- Nigel Kennedy
(Related: Job, Limits, Risk)

"On the other hand, the American public possesses a great resilience and strength, and good risk communication strategies can tap into and even amplify those assets."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Strength, American, Communication, Public, Risk)

"Facts are, insurance ratings are really dependent on the notion that some people are higher risk than others."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: People, Facts, Risk)

"Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets."
- Victor Kiam
(Related: Money, Success, Idea, Failure, Entrepreneurs, Reputation, Responsibility, Risk, Support)

"An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes."
- Victor Kiam
(Related: Success, Risk)

"I'm a high-risk taker on the court in the sense of trying to squeeze things in there."
- Jason Kidd
(Related: Court, Sense, Trying)

"During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Life, Danger, First, Man, Risk)

"To win you have to risk loss."
- Jean-Claude Killy
(Related: Loss, Risk)

"I like entrepreneurial people; I like people who take risks."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: People)

"I think if we're going to live in this - in this world - in this technological world where information can be disseminated so quickly, we have to be serious and take firm, strong action against those who are putting American lives at risk. Because this will put people's lives at risk."
- Peter King
(Related: People, Action, American, Information, Risk, Will, World)

"Nor do we begin to have a clear appreciation of what the increase in consumption of alcoholic beverages in wartime means in increased risk, and in loss of efficiency to the fighting and working forces of the country."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Appreciation, Country, Efficiency, Fighting, Loss, Risk)

"If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Cause, Freedom, Intemperance, Welfare)

"As an actor there's no autonomy, unless you're prepared to risk the possibility of starving."
- Ben Kingsley
(Related: Possibility, Actor, Risk)

"A leader who confines his role to his people's experience dooms himself to stagnation; a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs the risk of not being understood."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Experience, Leader, People, Being, Risk)

"Clinton has more important things to worry about. He not only risks being destroyed historically, like Afghanistan's Buddha statues; he also could end up going to jail."
- Ed Koch
(Related: Afghanistan, Being, End, Worry)

"The principle element in a performance is risk, and if you're losing interest then by scaring yourself to death the audience will feel it and boy it'll wake them up."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Death, Performance, Interest, Losing, Risk, Will)

"What I tell these young people is, the world is not as dangerous as the older generation would like you to believe. Anyone I know who has ever taken a risk and lost a job has ended up getting a better one two years later."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: People, Job, Risk, World, Years)

"If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: History, Life, Virtue, Discovery, Nothing, Public, Risk, Running, Will)

"I happen to believe that the preemption school is correct, that the risks of allowing Saddam Hussein to acquire his weapons will only grow with time."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: Time, School, Weapons, Will)

"Doves oppose war on the grounds that the risks exceed the gains. War with Iraq could be very costly, possibly degenerating into urban warfare."
- Charles Krauthammer
(Related: War, Doves, Iraq)

"If you have something at risk, you think differently."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Risk)

"The film was made in 1973. It was a golden time for people to experiment without risking, for example, AIDS. Today one has to be so much more careful and I don't think a character like that could exist now."
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Time, People, Character, Example, Film, Now, Today)

"If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business."
- Ray Kroc
(Related: Business, Hell, Risk)

"Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards are worth the risk because they can put you away just as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Time, Chance, Job, Risk, Worth)

"With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that he walked almost every mile of the Indian land."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Exaggeration, Land, Risk)

"Caring about others, running the risk of feeling, and leaving an impact on people, brings happiness."
- Harold Kushner
(Related: Happiness, People, Caring, Feeling, Risk, Running)

"Psychoanalysis is a terribly efficient instrument, and because it is more and more a prestigious instrument, we run the risk of using it with a purpose for which it was not made for, and in this way we may degrade it."
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Purpose, May, Psychoanalysis, Risk)

"Play difficult and interesting things. If you play boring things, you risk losing your appetite. Saxophone can be tedious with too much of the same."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Appetite, Losing, Play, Risk)

"Risk is at the heart of jazz. Every note we play is a risk."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Heart, Jazz, Play, Risk)

"Creative people who can't help but explore other mental territories are at greater risk, just as someone who climbs a mountain is more at risk than someone who just walks along a village lane."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: People, Help, Risk)

"We're not afraid of risking what was our success yesterday in order to explore some new field. We're adventurous. We like the challenge of unknown territory, unknown artistic field, and that's what stimulates us."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Success, Challenge, Order, Yesterday)

"I don't believe in pitfalls. I believe in taking risks and not doing the same thing twice."
- Guy Laliberte
"There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country."
- Nick Lampson
(Related: Life, Country, Nothing)

"I'm fighting for small businesses. I'm not fighting for big oil. Don't be confused. And there are thousands of businesses in this state that are at great risk. Meanwhile, the country keeps guzzling the oil, but we're out of work down here. We need to get back to work to build this region, and we intend to do so."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Work, Country, Fighting, Oil, Risk, State)

"I'm fascinated by how Hollywood has changed since I started. Today it's about immediate delivery. There's less risk and less art."
- Diane Lane
(Related: Art, Hollywood, Risk, Today)

"As a co-chair of the State's 2010 Olympics Task Force, I am working to make sure our border crossings are ready to handle the risks and benefits the Games will bring."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Benefits, Force, Games, State, Will)

"I think it's a bigger risk following a part that plays up your looks than it is to try and carve out a career as an actor."
- Jude Law
(Related: Actor, Career, Risk)

"If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm, imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon. I think the whole base of civil society is at risk."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Society, Harm, Risk)

"Not taboo - it's just that straight actors still risk their careers commercially and economically. They have to please the crowd - they're movie stars; their image is their industry. It goes beyond acting."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Acting, Actors, Careers, Risk, Stars)

"I expected to be shot at any moment and if they had done I would have understood, that they couldn't take risks with someone foolhardy or so unpredictable."
- Laurie Lee
"I know too that we Americans like to think of ourselves as cleaner than clean, a healthy nation who would never take anything when a recent poll suggested that 65 per cent of the population would risk dying in 10 years if they would be guaranteed Olympic gold."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Americans, Dying, Gold, Nation, Population, Risk, Years)

"You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing."
- Greg LeMond
(Related: Love, Money, Racing)

"In Arkansas alone, approximately three quarters of a million people are at risk of going hungry, and one in four children does not get enough to eat, so my goal is to bring awareness to this tragic issue."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: People, Goal, Awareness, Children, Risk)

"There's always risk. But I'm going to come in and play hard. I want to come in and contribute."
- Eric Lindros
(Related: Play, Risk, Want)

"You must have love as the core; it takes courage to be willing to constantly tell the truth to each other and risk letting the relationship go."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Love, Truth, Courage, Risk)

"Life is full of risks anyway, why not take them?"
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Life)

"Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat. They'll take the risk after they've seen the finished product and say oh yeah we want that. This is a great film but they are hesitant to take the risk when you just see it on paper."
- Nia Long
(Related: Film, Right, Risk, Want)

"I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Risk)

"When you remove the risk, you remove the challenge. When you remove the challenge, you wither on the vine."
- Alex Lowe
(Related: Challenge, Risk)

"There is a time for risky love. There is a time for extravagant gestures. There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love. And when the time comes - seize it, don't miss it."
- Max Lucado
(Related: Time, Love)

"If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Life, Faith, People, Risk)

"I had accumulated some capital and was at an age at which I was interested in generating income. But even though I was risk averse, I was interested in growth stocks."
- James MacArthur
(Related: Age, Growth, Income, Risk)

"Film is the most expensive, highest risk industry in the world."
- Ann Macbeth
(Related: Film, Risk, World)

"Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper."
- Charles Mackay
(Related: Money, Cause, Delusion, Existence, Nations)

"To be alive at all involves some risk."
- Harold MacMillan
(Related: Risk)

"There is no pressure on me, I can take a lot of risks in the coming weeks. I feel free to ski the way I decide on race-day because the overall title was not my main target this winter."
- Hermann Maier
(Related: Pressure, Race, Ski, Winter)

"Culture's worth huge, huge risks. Without culture we're all totalitarian beasts."
- Norman Mailer
(Related: Culture, Worth)

"You can feel as brave as Columbus starting for the unknown the first time you enter a Chinese lane full of boys laughing at you, or when you risk climbing down in a Tibetan pub for a meal of rotten meat."
- Ella Maillart
(Related: Time, Boys, Columbus, First, Risk)

"The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision."
- Maimonides
(Related: Decision, Indecision, Risk, Terror, Wrong)

"Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure."
- Joseph de Maistre
(Related: Afterlife, Day, Eyes, Man, Pleasure, Risk)

"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."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: Successful, Ideas, Courage, Failure, Act, Difference, Risk)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Ideas, Courage, Act, Living, Risk)

"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 ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Successful, Ideas, Courage, Failure, Act, Difference, Man, Risk)

"Redistricting is a deeply political process, with incumbents actively seeking to minimize the risk to themselves (via bipartisan gerrymanders) or to gain additional seats for their party (via partisan gerrymanders)."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Gain, Party, Risk)

"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
(Related: Truth, Act, Care, Earth, Opinions, Risk)

"Whenever you're going to play a real person, you run the risk of well, everybody in the world kind of has an image of what that person is and who he should be and so you really have to do your homework."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Play, Risk, World)

"We can no longer tolerate losing one more innocent child or putting one more firefighter at risk in a fire that could have been prevented at the cost of pennies by making a couple simple changes to the construction of a cigarette."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Fire, Losing, Risk)

"There really have only ever been a few people in each generation who step out, are willing to put themselves on the line, and risk everything for their beliefs."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: People, Beliefs, Risk)

"Only a few act - the rest of us reap the benefits of their risk."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Act, Benefits, Rest, Risk)

"They will therefore not be in a hurry to risk their entire business by expanding too rapidly, but they are the major indicator of whether the manufacturing industry accepts there is a sustainable business in RFID production."
- Mike Marsh
(Related: Business, Manufacturing, Production, Risk, Will)

"Just as he who gives his life to serve a great idea is admirable, he who avails himself of a great idea to serve his personal hopes of glory and power is abominable, even if he too risks his life."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Life, Power, Idea, Glory)

"In this case they're doctors. But having passion for your work and to take risks in order to better human kind. That's a pretty big theme. It's pretty inspiring."
- Mary Stuart Masterson
(Related: Work, Doctors, Inspiring, Order, Passion, Pretty)

"We have long passed the Victorian Era when asterisks were followed after a certain interval by a baby."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Baby)

"So I am totally aware that when I defend the autonomy of art I'm going counter to my own development. It's more an instinctive reaction, meant to protect the private aspect of the work, the part I am most interested in and which nowadays is at risk in our culture."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Art, Work, Development, Culture, Risk)

"Colombia is in a risky position. They've got a peace process that's going nowhere, and a drug production problem that's skyrocketing."
- Barry McCaffrey
(Related: Peace, Production)

"Will isn't a screaming queen - that's Jack's part. They needed someone to play the part for America. It's just not the same as Britain. To have a gay character as a lead is risky."
- Eric McCormack
(Related: Character, America, Gay, Play, Queen, Will)

"At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds."
- John McLaughlin
(Related: Love, Key, Musicians, Play, Risk, Romantic)

"Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking."
- Jim McMahon
(Related: Failure, Risk)

"At the risk of being a fuddy-duddy I don't have a computer; I don't have e-mail; and I really don't need something in my house that I would be sitting in front of for hours."
- Marian McPartland
(Related: Being, Computer, Risk)

"It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do. But there's one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do. He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Actor, Day, Risk)

"For me, skiing is a physical necessity. I have a need for risk."
- Jean-Marie Messier
(Related: Necessity, Risk)

"I'm so proud of Maryland's firefighters, risking their lives to protect others, but we need to protect our protectors with the best equipment training and resources."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Training)

"Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Experience, Life)

"When I got to college, acting suddenly seemed like a very risky proposition and all my friends were going to law school or med school or Wall Street."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Acting, College, Friends, Law, School)

"I am very puzzled by the fact that young people are getting infected again. They don't take precautions despite an enormous amount of information. It's like riding a race car at 200 kilometers an hour. Some people like the risk."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Car, People, Fact, Information, Race, Risk)

"The Church became both more accessible and less imposing. It threw itself open to risk."
- Lance Morrow
(Related: Church, Open, Risk)

"A prophet or an achiever must never mind an occasional absurdity, it is an occupational risk."
- Oswald Mosley
(Related: Absurdity, Mind, Risk)

"Had it not been for James Meredith, who was willing to risk his life, the University of Mississippi would still be all white."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Life, Risk, University)

"Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease, my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion. Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses, like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: People, Challenge, Disease, Exhaustion, May, Risk)

"Pushing production out of America to nations without our environmental standards increases global environmental risks."
- Frank Murkowski
(Related: Environmental, America, Nations, Production)

"When an executive walked on our floor, it was at their own risk. As far as what others thought of working for me, I know I was very tough at times, and would storm down the hall after watching some bad animation from Korea. But overall, I feel we had a good time."
- Joe Murray
(Related: Time, Thought, Animation, Risk)

"For people who have for been putting their hard-earned money into the system for years, the president's idea would replace their safety net with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Money, People, Idea, Investment, President, Safety, Years)

"Because of my own experience with market fluctuation, I recognize the great risks one takes on investments. This converts the Social Security safety net into a risky proposition many cannot afford to take."
- Grace Napolitano
(Related: Experience, Safety, Security)

"We have at least 125 communities in Arizona at risk from wildfire, not because of review processes or litigation delays but because of a lack of federal funding on the ground to actually begin the projects."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Projects, Risk)

"Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Country, Extremism, Ideology, Luxury, states, Terrorism, United, Violence)

"The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Policy, Being, Risk)

"Influenza is a serious disease. Kids die of influenza, both in Japan and the United States, and if you give a drug to people who are at risk of dying, there will be people who die who got the drug,... There is no signal the drug is doing it as opposed to the disease."
- Robert Nelson
(Related: People, Disease, Dying, Kids, Risk, states, United, Will)

"You have to be aware. Like, I'm not going to do any downhill skiing. It looks like a whole lot of fun, but I'm not going to risk breaking a leg. I want to be dancing the way I'm dancing now for 30 more years."
- Bebe Neuwirth
(Related: Dancing, Fun, Now, Risk, Want, Years)

"Involvement in the arts engages kids in their community, improves self-esteem, reclaims at-risk youth, and builds the creative skills that are required of a 21st century workforce."
- Gavin Newsom
(Related: Community, Kids, Self, Youth)

"It is outrageous to know that security procedures are apparently so lax at the Department of Veterans Affairs that a single bureaucrat had the ability to put the personal information of over 26 million Veterans at risk for sale to the highest criminal bidder."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Ability, Information, Risk, Security, Veterans)

"Nearly 100,000 sex offenders remain unregistered, and are moving freely about the country; the risk that they may strike again grows every day."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Sex, Country, Day, May, Risk)

"You can measure opportunity with the same yardstick that measures the risk involved. They go together."
- Earl Nightingale
(Related: Opportunity, Measure, Risk)

"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Time, Risk)

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Day, Risk)

"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Death, Error, Giving, Living, Losing, Suffering)

"If you take no risks, you will suffer no defeats. But if you take no risks, you win no victories."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Will)

"Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?"
- Alex Noble
(Related: Inspiration, Growth, Risk)

"Oh, the miraculous energy that flows between two people who care enough to get beyond surfaces and games, who are willing to take the risks of being totally open, of listening, of responding with the whole heart. How much we can do for each other."
- Alex Noble
(Related: People, Heart, Being, Care, Energy, Games, Listening, Open)

"I think there's a difference between a gamble and a calculated risk."
- Edmund H. North
(Related: Difference, Risk)

"In fact, it struck me when we invaded last year that if we did it without European and East Asian support, we were risking losing our alliance in Europe in exchange for Iraq, and that is a very undesirable exchange."
- William Odom
(Related: Alliance, Europe, Fact, Iraq, Losing, Support)

"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."
- Roger von Oech
(Related: Day, Trying)

"As this body of knowledge has evolved, a much more critical job for researchers and scientists has evolved into explaining and educating policy makers and the public to the risks of global warming and the possible consequences of action or of no action."
- John Olver
(Related: Policy, Knowledge, Action, Body, Consequences, Global warming, Job, Public, Scientists)

"I feel that David took a risk with me. I have a sense that by starting off in the theatre and going off to do films you are seen to sell out in some way. I don't hold truck with that, but you can't stop people from feeling it."
- Julia Ormond
(Related: People, Feeling, Risk, Sense, Theatre)

"The risk from terrorism remains acute and the private market cannot continue to operate without a government backstop."
- Michael Oxley
(Related: Government, Risk, Terrorism)

"Take risks. Ask big questions. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; if you don't make mistakes, you're not reaching far enough."
- David Packard
(Related: Mistakes, Questions)

"People have to really suffer before they can risk doing what they love."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Love, People, Risk)

"The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open."
- Chuck Palahniuk
(Related: Happiness, Being, Open, Risk)

"He who climbs a cliff may die on the cliff, so what? Always a risk-taker by nature, now I became one by intent."
- Ruth Park
(Related: Nature, May, Now, Risk)

"While I do not hesitate to applaud certain aspects of the resolution honoring the sacrifices of our courageous soldiers who are risking their lives in Iraq, I cannot be supportive of capitalizing on these very sacrifices for political gain."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Gain, Iraq, Resolution, Soldiers)

"It seems that the small movies are a little more risky and cutting-edge. You've got your big commerce and you've got your small films that you're more passionate about."
- Robert Patrick
(Related: Movies, Commerce)

"Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash."
- George S. Patton
(Related: Being)

"Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Death, Bizarre, Cause, Injury, Liberty, Risk, Sense)

"It is better, however, for his own reputation that the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks."
- James Payn
(Related: Actions, Melancholy, Reputation, Risk)

"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
(Related: Life, Peace, Community, Risk, Vulnerability)

"The impact of climate change is a tremendous risk to the security and well-being of our countries."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Countries, Risk, Security)

"We ought to affirm the fact that hundreds of thousands if not millions of Iranians are risking their liberty and even perhaps their lives to take a stand for the values upon which we have really founded this nation."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Values, Fact, Liberty, Nation)

"Pouring concrete on land you don't own is called a calculated risk, if you don't pour you loose millions."
- Eddie Perez
(Related: Land, Risk)

"If I wasn't doing this kind of exploration, I'd like to be doing some other kind of exploration. It might be more risky, or less risky, but, in the business of exploration, risk is part of the territory."
- John L. Phillips
(Related: Business, Exploration, Risk)

"Well you know, it's true that as a fat person I run a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a number of other things. But guess what? The amount of that risk is almost infinitessimal!"
- Daniel Pinkwater
(Related: Heart, Disease, Risk)

"Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes."
- Camille Pissarro
(Related: Mistakes, Risk)

"I think Van Sant is the most important American director we have. He takes the most risks. He's just pure to me."
- Michael Pitt
(Related: American)

"The poor man who enters into a partnership with one who is rich makes a risky venture."
- Titus Maccius Plautus
(Related: Man, Partnership, Poor)

"It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything."
- Plutarch
(Related: Deeds, Man, Risk)

"Now that I know how supermarket meat is made, I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition. I know how those animals live and what's on their hides when they go to slaughter, so I don't buy industrial meat."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Animals, Eating, Now)

"Playing roles that are intense and damaged has always come more easily to me than doing comedies or lighter stuff - that would be taking a huge risk for me."
- Sarah Polley
(Related: Risk)

"But on the other hand, in the midst of the chaos, you find normal people. You find people who are willing to risk their lives to tell you what they saw, even though they have no dog in the fight."
- John Pomfret
(Related: People, Chaos, Fight, Risk)

"When the script was written, it was sent to me with asterisks marking where he felt a song would be appropriate. Before the film was shot, the score was written. I made a demo of it, so they lived with the music as they were making the film."
- Alan Price
(Related: Music, Film, Song)

"Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Fool, Man, Risk, Shyness)

"I'm brave to say that I won't take this sort of risk."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Risk)

"One of my biggest problems this season was with the clutch at the start of the race. I hate to risk the car."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Car, Hate, Problems, Race, Risk)

"When you've got a great business going, you go open another and take the risk of losing the whole thing. It's fun!"
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Business, Losing, Open, Risk)

"I believe it is essential that we close the security gaps that put our nation at risk, and I will continue to fight for the funding that will secure high-risk targets, such as our ports and borders."
- Mark Pryor
(Related: Fight, Nation, Risk, Security, Will)

"If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Failure, Risk, Succeed)

"I think if you go beyond a year - if this continues into the system in the out years, I think there is a risk and that - that we could have a negative reaction in the bond market and that will offset the good that was attempted to be done."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: Negative, Risk, Will, Years)

"The reality is that zero defects in products plus zero pollution plus zero risk on the job is equivalent to maximum growth of government plus zero economic growth plus runaway inflation."
- Dixie Lee Ray
(Related: Government, Growth, Inflation, Job, Pollution, Reality, Risk)

"If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family."
- Donna Reed
(Related: Family, Health, Power, Money, Judges, Plants, Risk, Safety)

"Increased and better screening for explosives is necessary - and Congress should fund it and TSA should implement it as quickly as possible - however that screening doesn't reduce the risk posed by a trained terrorist with an unconventional weapon."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Congress, Risk)

"Scissors, screwdrivers and the like pose an unacceptable risk to flight crews as well passengers."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Risk)

"I have been surrounded by some of the smartest, brightest, most caring lawyers, by agents who are willing to risk their lives for others, by support staff that are willing to work as hard as they can."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Work, Caring, Lawyers, Risk, Support)

"Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before. It was a risky film, and I warned the producer."
- Alain Resnais
(Related: Life, Film)

"I come from a family of cops, and all of them share that understanding that they put their lives on the line. They share and deal with that sense of risk every day, so I got to see that up close."
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Family, Day, Risk, Sense, Understanding)

"To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself."
- Anne Rice
(Related: Fool, Risk)

"In every area of the world where there is earthquake risk, there are still many buildings of this type; it is very frustrating to try to get rid of them."
- Charles Francis Richter
(Related: Risk, World)

"No, I think most astronauts recognize that the space shuttle program is very high-risk, and are prepared for accidents."
- Sally Ride
(Related: Accidents, Space)

"Art is 110 percent sweat."
- Robert Riskin
(Related: Art)

"Rich people who own mansions on the beach shouldn't get federal subsidies. If you want to stay there, take the risk."
- Geraldo Rivera
(Related: People, Beach, Risk, Want)

"Their films would probably be better if they'd seen a few more films, which runs counter to this idiotic theory that you run the risk of being influenced if you see too much."
- Jacques Rivette
(Related: Being, Risk, Theory)

"I was not willing to give up because I was born to like taking risks and that is my way of life."
- Alain Robert
(Related: Life)

"Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Community, Concern, Economy, Nation, Risk, Security)

"If indeed this is the work of God... then it's a crisis that calls for the church to be its very best self, and not worry about risking itself for the right thing."
- Gene Robinson
(Related: Work, God, Church, Crisis, Right, Self, Worry)

"Sometimes there are things worth risking your life for. It was Jesus who said if you want to save your life, you have to lose it."
- Gene Robinson
(Related: Life, Want, Worth)

"If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Risk, Will)

"What we're going to do is redouble our efforts on financial regulatory reform, because that has in it sensible things like say on pay, so at least the shareholders are minding the store, sensible things like saying, for heaven's sakes, compensation should be focused on - on long term, so that you don't have rewards for short-term risk-taking."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Financial, Heaven, Reform, Risk, Risk-taking, Saying)

"And the American people are the greatest people in the world. What makes America the greatest nation in the world is the heart of the American people: hardworking, innovative, risk-taking, God- loving, family-oriented American people."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: God, Family, People, Heart, America, American, Nation, Risk, Risk-taking, World)

"Dependency is death to initiative, to risk-taking and opportunity. It's time to stop the spread of government dependency and fight it like the poison it is."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Death, Government, Time, Opportunity, Fight, Poison, Risk, Risk-taking)

"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."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Life, Body, Cause, Man, Risk, Worth)

"I think it's less risky for the Kerry campaign to embrace former President Clinton than it is to reject him."
- Stuart Rothenberg
(Related: President)

"Being overweight and obesity are major risk factors for many chronic diseases for South Dakotans of all ages. When people are overweight or obese, they have more health problems and more serious health problems, in addition to higher health care costs."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: Health, People, Being, Care, Obesity, Problems, Risk)

"Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Life, Man, Right, Risk)

"Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?"
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Life, Fire, Man, Order, Right, Risk, Suicide)

"You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself. You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things, because I realize that the biggest risk that many of us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: Work, Beginning, Risk, Tranquility)

"Washington, D.C., has a much greater risk than Manchester, N.H. They both need some level of funding, but they ought not to be done per capita. Congress is to blame for some of this."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Blame, Congress, Risk, Washington)

"Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive - the risk to be alive and express what we really are."
- Miguel Angel Ruiz
(Related: Death, Fear, Risk)

"I did not want to put myself on the line, as an Australian playing Britain's greatest comic actor. The fans of Sellers are obsessive, possessive - and aggressive. I did not want to risk their anger - or my own reputation."
- Geoffrey Rush
(Related: Anger, Actor, Fans, Reputation, Risk, Want)

"Humor is very very risky, particularly for a candidate, unless he's been in so long that it just doesn't matter, and he's not running for president. But it's just that people are so sensitive and so touchy, and you're just going to upset somebody without ever realizing it."
- Mark Russell
(Related: Humor, People, President, Running)

"Our budget works to reduce and eliminate the risk of attacks at our ports, rails, in the skies, our food supply and roads by allowing for increases in many of the programs and agencies to help protect these important areas of commerce and travel."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Food, Travel, Commerce, Help, Risk)

"Guantanamo allows us to secure dangerous detainees without the risk of escape, while at the same time providing us with valuable intelligence information on how best to proceed in the war against terror and prevent future attacks."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Intelligence, Time, War, Future, Information, Risk, Terror)

"Nothing in life and nothing that we do is risk-free."
- Ken Salazar
(Related: Life, Nothing, Risk)

"In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense."
- Sallust
(Related: Battle, Bravery, Cowards, Defense, Risk)

"Where anti-Semitism persists, the well being of all our people is at risk."
- Paul Sarbanes
(Related: People, Being, Risk)

"Only when God was said to have died did various leaders, professions and sectors risk pushing themselves forward as successors."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: God, Leaders, Risk)

"Will it, and set to work briskly."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Work, Will)

"To save all we must risk all."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Risk)

"Every woman needs to know the facts. And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer, every woman is at risk."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Cancer, Fact, Facts, Needs, Risk, Woman)

"Risk more than others think safe."
- Howard Schultz
(Related: Risk)

"When you do bigger films, the financiers take more risks."
- Dougray Scott
"One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Men, Life, Action, Existence, Honor, Observation, Worth, Years)

"But the central point is that any campaign against Iraq, whatever the strategy, cost and risks, is certain to divert us for some indefinite period from our war on terrorism."
- Brent Scowcroft
(Related: War, Strategy, Iraq, Terrorism)

"People who take risks are the people you'll lose against."
- John Sculley
(Related: People)

"I praise CBS for taking a risk, which is always the price you pay for opportunity. This is not standard movie of the week storytelling. I think movies of the week have fallen into a niche and that isn't my niche."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Movies, Opportunity, Praise, Risk)

"I realized I really liked the screen. I knew it was a challenge, but I wasn't afraid of risk."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Challenge, Risk)

"Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Action, Man, Risk)

"It's going to be a season with lots of accidents, and I'll risk saying that we'll be lucky if something really serious doesn't happen."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Accidents, Risk, Saying)

"I don't know driving in another way which isn't risky. Each one has to improve himself. Each driver has its limit. My limit is a little bit further than other's."
- Ayrton Senna
(Related: Driving)

"All soldiers who serve their country and put their lives at risk need to know that if something happens to them, their families will be well taken care of. That's the bond we have with our military men and women and their families."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Men, Women, Care, Country, Military, Risk, Soldiers, Will)

"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Learning, Risk)

"My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Day, Heroes, Police, Risk, World)

"When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given."
- Barbara Sher
(Related: Time, Life, Wealth, Play, Risk)

"Our national security is at risk when we rely on foreign oil to keep our economy moving forward."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Economy, National security, Oil, Risk)

"Kennedy did not have to run the risk of having his ideas and his words shortened and adulterated by a correspondent. This was the television era, not only in campaigning, but in holding the presidency."
- Hugh Sidey
(Related: Ideas, Presidency, Risk, Television, Words)

"If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor."
- Neil Simon
"To find in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it life will be valueless."
- Marsha Sinetar
(Related: Life, Business, Living, Will, Worth)

"You've got to keep taking certain risks, because my priority is in acting, it's not in movie stardom."
- Gary Sinise
(Related: Acting)

"Everything is sweetened by risk."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Risk)

"The risk from viruses is an unanswered question - and it won't be answered until you have had organs transplanted into humans over many years."
- Ian Smith
(Related: Question, Risk, Years)

"Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall."
- Tobias Smollett
(Related: Risk)

"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 forwards."
- David Soul
(Related: Work, Beginning, Driving, Force, Obligation, Personality, Trying)

"With love, you should go ahead and take the risk of getting hurt... because love is an amazing feeling."
- Britney Spears
(Related: Love, Feeling, Hurt, Risk)

"But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society. They have a risky job and they are entitled to security."
- Arlen Spector
(Related: Society, Job, Judges, Security)

"Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Government, Old, Risk, Terror)

"As costs mount, in lives and dollars, it is natural to second guess, but one lesson I hope we have learned is that the U.S. cannot go it alone in a policy that leaves American troops taking all the risk and American taxpayers paying all of the costs."
- John Spratt
(Related: Policy, Hope, American, Risk, Troops)

"Sometimes you find that there is better material in small and more independent movies. There's more risk-taking."
- Nick Stahl
(Related: Movies, Risk, Risk-taking)

"At our company, our Design and Construction Consulting Service Team not only helps eliminate the risks inherent in the construction process, they typically save our clients 5% - 10% on overall construction costs. They also help make sure projects come in on time."
- Roger Staubach
(Related: Design, Time, Clients, Company, Consulting, Help, Projects, Service)

"In America any boy may become President and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: America, May, President)

"In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes!"
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: America, May, President)

"There is no doubt that Formula 1 has the best risk management of any sport and any industry in the world."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Management, Doubt, Formula, Risk, World)

"In the old days, people used to risk their lives in India or in the Americas in order to bring back products which now seem to us to have been of comically little worth."
- Levi Strauss
(Related: People, Now, Old, Order, Risk, Worth)

"After that he turned to the question of invading England. Hitler said that during the previous year he could not afford to risk a possible failure; apart from that, he had not wished to provoke the British, as he hoped to arrange peace talks."
- Kurt Student
(Related: Peace, Failure, England, Question, Risk)

"This is technology that will not go away. And to risk it moving into the hands of a terrorist group like al Qaeda or to other focused enemies of the United States, would have tragic consequences."
- John Sununu
(Related: Technology, Consequences, Enemies, Risk, states, United, Will)

"I really do believe that if you don't challenge yourself and risk failing, that it's not interesting."
- Julie Taymor
(Related: Challenge, Risk)

"A lot of people are willing to pray or to put in work, but they're not willing to take true risks."
- John Tesh
(Related: Work, People)

"Risk means everything from being honest about your faith, to moving, to quitting a job that's paying you a fortune but it's not what's in your heart. Risking things is one of the biggest fears we have."
- John Tesh
(Related: Faith, Heart, Being, Fortune, Job, Quitting, Risk)

"If you want to write the next great novel, but you think, No, this won't work because no one will buy it or it won't be any good, then you talk yourself out of taking a risk."
- John Tesh
(Related: Work, Risk, Talk, Want, Will)

"I do think that our freedoms are at risk."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Risk)

"Nobody wants to open a business near a Superfund site and risk being sued."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: Business, Being, Open, Risk)

"In the end, we may be hurting the very people we should be concerned about - the inner-city poor, those who already have to live with many risks in their daily lives, those who do not have clout here in Washington."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: People, End, May, Poor, Washington)

"He who risks and fails can be forgiven. He who never risks and never fails is a failure in his whole being."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Failure, Being)

"Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free."
- Paul Tillich
(Related: Courage, Decision, Being, Risk)

"You want 21 percent risk free? Pay off your credit cards."
- Andrew Tobias
(Related: Cards, Credit, Risk, Want)

"Finnish companies tend to be very traditional, not taking many risks. Silicon Valley is completely different: people here really live on the edge."
- Linus Torvalds
(Related: People)

"Doing stunt work is risky, but it's something I enjoy."
- Verne Troyer
(Related: Work)

"If my ego was out of whack and I believed I could carry anything off, that would be a stupid risk. But so far there's been no reason not to try anything."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Ego, Reason, Risk)

"Prophesy is a good line of business, but it is full of risks."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Business)

"I mean, as long as it doesn't have a bra attached, guys can take a risk and wear stylish things that went out of style 30 years ago. As things go around, they come around."
- Steven Tyler
(Related: Risk, Style, Years)

"Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects, and that writing a prescription involves weighing the potential benefits against the risks."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Benefits, Potential, Will, Writing)

"If we get in an accident that's strong enough to break bones, it's going to break bones. What makes me a little bit higher risk is that if I break my right ankle again, I've got a bunch of screws and plates in there, and that would not be good."
- Al Unser
(Related: Accident, Right, Risk)

"The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all."
- John Updike
(Related: Artists, Content, Excess, Obsessions, Rest, Risk)

"Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst."
- Alvar N. C. de Vaca
(Related: Death, Trust, God, Killing, Risk, Sea, Water)

"Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?"
- Raoul Vaneigem
(Related: Boredom, Dying, Risk, Starvation, World)

"It is always sound business to take any obtainable net gain, at any cost and at any risk to the rest of the community."
- Thorstein Veblen
(Related: Business, Community, Gain, Rest, Risk, Sound)

"We've had risk assessments performed by Harvard University, which said that even if we did have a small number of cases in this country that the likelihood of it spreading or getting into any kind of human health problem is very, very small."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Health, Country, Risk, University)

"Great Britain had a much different situation than we do and did here in the United States, in that they had literally thousands of infected animals with human health risks. Their infectivity in this disease happened before very much was known about it."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Health, Animals, Disease, states, United)

"But the fact of the matter is that all scientific evidence would show, based upon what we know about this disease, that muscle cuts - that is, the meat of the animal itself - should not cause any risk to human health."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Health, Cause, Disease, Fact, Risk)

"I have to say that in this particular cow that we're dealing with, those parts of the cow were removed, and so we don't think there's any risk or very negligible risk to human health with this particular incident."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Health, Risk)

"Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of enemy fire and to bring your wounded friends to safety at great risk to your own life? Conviction."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Life, Strength, Conviction, Enemy, Fire, Friends, Risk, Safety)

"Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn't have these folks, you would be spending a lot more - three, four or five times more - for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks."
- Tom Vilsack
(Related: Food, Security)

"Democracy is an extraordinary adventure. It's difficult, full of daring and risk and danger. But it's the greatest gift we have."
- Jon Voight
(Related: Adventure, Danger, Democracy, Risk)

"We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard."
- Voltaire
(Related: Right, Risk, Tongue)

"It is better to risk saving a guilty man than to condemn an innocent one."
- Voltaire
(Related: Man, Risk)

"Look at Iraq; look at Afghanistan, where at great personal physical risk people have gone to the polls and have rejected the appeal from Bin Laden and his allies to stay at home."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: Home, People, Afghanistan, Iraq, Risk)

"If information ends up in the wrong hands, the lives of people very often are immediately at risk."
- Gijs de Vries
(Related: People, Information, Risk, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Life, Nothing, Risk)

"As the GAO report recognizes, the long-term health of our forests relies on additional fuel reduction options and funding to reduce the risks that catastrophic fire poses to our nation's ecosystems, communities and federal budgetary resources."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Health, Fire, Nation, Options)

"Any Congressional agreement of an arbitrary time table to bring our troops home before we have accomplished our mission is unacceptable and could potentially increase the risk to our soldiers."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Home, Time, Agreement, Mission, Risk, Soldiers, Troops)

"You have to risk failure to succeed. The important thing is not to make one single mistake that will jeopardize the future."
- An Wang
(Related: Mistake, Failure, Future, Risk, Succeed, Will)

"The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all. You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff, and take chances."
- Patrick Warburton
(Related: Risk)

"We are ever mindful the risks our troops face every day and the sacrifices made by the families and the communities that support them as those who have been removed from power seek to delay their inevitable defeat."
- John Warner
(Related: Power, Day, Defeat, Delay, Support, Troops)

"It took the Gulf War to demonstrate that America did want more than one friend in the Mideast, and also was willing to take and make major risks to prevent a small Muslim country, Kuwait, from being overrun and in effect stolen by Iraq."
- Caspar Weinberger
(Related: War, Friend, Muslim, America, Being, Country, Effect, Iraq, Want)

"It's also that comedians don't have the kind of narcissism that actors have. They're writers who perform their own material. It's more interesting. And they're sexy because they risk more. Stand-up comedians risk more than anyone."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: Actors, Comedians, Risk, Writers)

"Whoever refuses to remember the inhumanity is prone to new risks of infection."
- Richard von Weizsaecker
"Col. Shaffer is prohibited by his lawyer from talking. He's at great risk. They want to take away his pay and his health care benefits so they can hold it over his head and not allow him to talk while he's under suspension. This is not America."
- Curt Weldon
(Related: Health, America, Benefits, Care, Risk, Talk, Talking, Want)

"Of course risk-taking does not always pay off, but it's a lot of fun!"
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Risk, Risk-taking)

"Talking from morning to night about sex has helped my skiing, because I talk about movement, about looking good, about taking risks."
- Ruth Westheimer
(Related: Sex, Night, Talk, Talking)

"In the face of severe partisan divisions, a still floundering economy, and two foreign wars, "yes we can" is at risk of becoming this generation's "a chicken in every pot." That is, a punchline rather than a political affirmation."
- Thomas J. Whalen
(Related: Affirmation, Economy, Risk)

"Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Courage, Determination, Care, Energy)

"Successful organizations, including the Military, have learned that the higher the risk, the more necessary it is to engage everyone's commitment and intelligence."
- Margaret J. Wheatley
(Related: Intelligence, Successful, Commitment, Military, Risk)

"The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete finality of the death sentence."
- Byron White
(Related: Death, Light, Prejudice, Risk)

"Almost all Iraqis with any previous experience in the intelligence business are Sunni Arab, increasing the risk of penetration of the new intelligence apparatus by the insurgency."
- Wayne White
(Related: Business, Experience, Intelligence, Risk)

"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Friendship, Life, Love, Obsession, Sharing)

"Likewise today, some Christians are content to merely exist until they die. They don't want to risk anything, to believe God, to grow or mature. They refuse to believe his Word, and have become hardened in their unbelief. Now they're living just to die."
- David Wilkerson
(Related: God, Content, Living, Now, Risk, Today, Unbelief, Want, Word)

"You really should not do this job unless you're willing to put in that enormous amount of effort. You should not do the job unless you're willing to take risks. And you shouldn't do the job unless you're willing to lose the job, too."
- Anthony A. Williams
(Related: Effort, Job)

"Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Values, Now, Risk)

"The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed."
- Nathaniel Parker Willis
(Related: Caution, Guilt, Innocence, Risk)

"A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Growth, Behavior, Choice, Population)

"One of the responsibilities faced by the Environmental Genome Project is to provide the science base upon which society can make better informed risk management decisions."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Environmental, Science, Society, Management, Decisions, Project, Risk)

"As population susceptibilities are better understood, we will be in a better position than we are in today to make informed decisions about risk management."
- Samuel Wilson
(Related: Management, Decisions, Population, Risk, Today, Will)

"What you risk reveals what you value."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Risk, Value)

"To me, life, for all its privations, is a luminous thing. You have to risk it."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Life, Risk)

"Their argument is that most shows are losers, which is true, but it's also disingenuous to say, 'We are not going to take the risk unless it is totally covered by the few successful shows that are out there.'"
- Dick Wolf
(Related: Successful, Argument, Risk)

"We've created an impression that life is risk-free, and it's not."
- Alastair Wood
(Related: Life, Impression, Risk)

"I think we need to think beyond the issue of absolute risk."
- Alastair Wood
(Related: Risk)

"If information is true, if it can be verified, and if it's really important, the newspaper needs to be willing to take the risk associated with using unidentified sources."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Information, Needs, Risk)

"My life has ever been devoted to her service from my youth up, though never before in a cause like this - a cause for which I would most cheerfully risk and lay down my life."
- David Wooster
(Related: Life, Cause, Risk, Service, Youth)

"I think the studio gave me that series on purpose, because they knew perfectly well that Robert Riskin was ill and that I needed to go to work. They gave me that series to do."
- Fay Wray
(Related: Work, Purpose)

"It was so satisfying for me - a great reward, just to see it done well. And it was beautifully directed by my daughter Susan Riskin. Imagine, a play about my mother directed by my daughter?!"
- Fay Wray
(Related: Mother, Daughter, Play, Reward)

"I don't care who you love. If you love this country enough to risk your life for it, you shouldn't have to hide who you are."
- Ron Wyden
(Related: Life, Love, Care, Country, Risk)

"There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform."
- Xenophon
(Related: Contempt, May, Risk, Will)

"You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done."
- Chuck Yeager
(Related: Job, Results, Risk)

"As the head of security for an airline, I can't ask my passengers to risk their lives and jump on a terrorist. This is why we need air marshals on every flight."
- Isaac Yeffet
(Related: Risk, Security)

"The risk of a terrorist victory is greater when in fighting terror, democracy betrays its own essence."
- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
(Related: Victory, Democracy, Fighting, Risk, Terror)

"Once you are a victim of a bombing, you enter a risk group to which they will not sell insurance."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: Risk, Will)

"To me this movie is about what is valuable. To one person it might be a stone; to someone else, a story in a magazine; to another, it is a child. The juxtaposition of one man obsessed with finding a valuable diamond with another man risking his life to find his son is the beating heart of this film."
- Edward Zwick
(Related: Life, Son, Heart, Film, Man)