There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.

It's not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it's that place in between that we fear . . . . It's like being between trapezes. It's Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There's nothing to hold on to.

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your reactions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

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

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

If you don't risk anything you risk even more.

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

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.

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.

I don't think about risks much. I just do what I want to do. If you gotta go, you gotta go.

In order for people to be happy, sometimes they have to take risks. It's true these risks can put them in danger of being hurt.

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

Life is a risk.
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