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  • It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotion, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
  • If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor. - Neil Simon, playwright
  • You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere. - Charles Kettering
  • “One of the reasons why mature people stop growing and learning,” says John Gardner, “is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.” - Eating Problems for Breakfast by Tim Hansel, Word Publishing, 1988, p. 32.
  • Hudson Taylor, the great man of faith who founded the China Inland Mission, integrated faith and risk. He said, “Unless there is an element of risk in our exploits for God, there is no need for faith.” - Leading the Way by Paul Borthwick, Navpress, 1989, p. 153.
  • Half of life is “if.”
  • A calm sea does not produce a skilled sailor.
  • You miss 100% of the shots you never take. - Wyane Gretzke
  • You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
  • Running red lights is the No. 1 cause of car crashes in American cities. Annual cost to society: $7 billion in damages, medical bills, and lost work time. The average amount of time saved by running a red light is 50 seconds. - US Department of Transportation, quoted in MSC Health Action News, Jan. 1996
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