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Thoughts for the Day

(From: The Book of Positive Quotations, 1993, John Cook)

The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success.-B.C. Forbes

If the risk-reward ratio is right, you can make big money buying trouble.-Anon.

All great reforms require one to dare a lot to win a little.-William L. O'Neill

If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much.-Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

The ambitious climbs high and perilous stairs and never cares how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up his fear of a fall.-Thomas Adams

He that would have fruit must climb the tree. -Thomas Fuller

To get profit without risk, experience without danger and reward without work is as impossible as it is to live without being born.-A.P. Gouthey

Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other.-Pietro Metastasio

The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.-Christian Bovee

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. -Herodotus

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.-Robert F. Kennedy

He that is overcautious will accomplish little. -J.C.F. von Schiller

No one reaches a high position without daring.-Publilius Syrus

Cadillacs are down at the end of the bat.-Ralph Kiner, when asked why he didn’t choke up and hit for average

It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks.-Theodore Roosevelt

Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. -J.C.F. von Schiller

Progress always involves risks. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.-Frederick B. Wilcox

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.-James Bryant Conant