Be of good cheer. Do not think of today’s failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow.
— Helen Keller
Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
— George Meredith
To bear failure with courage is the best proof of character anyone can give. Do not let anyone see your mortification, but whatever you fancy people are saying about you, go on with your life as though nothing unpleasant has happened to you.
— W. Somerset Maugham
Perhaps only when human effort had done its best and failed, would God’s power alone be free to work.
— Corrie ten Boom
I learned the lesson about not fearing failure from my dad because I’ve seen him fail and know what a great man he is. Losing a campaign does not mean losing your integrity, or losing your decency or losing his standing in my eyes or in the eyes of honorable people. We must take risks in order to succeed and if it doesn’t work out for the moment, life itself will work out in the long run.
— George W. Bush
Great crises produce great men, and great deeds of courage.
— John F. Kennedy
Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.
— Lou Holtz
I believe that God gave us crises for some reason – and it certainly wasn’t for us to say that everything about them is bad. A crisis can be a momentous time for a team to grow.
— Mike Krzyzewski
In crises the most daring course is often safest.
— Henry Kissinger
In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change – breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.
— Susan Taylor
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 highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
— Thomas Aquinas
Sticking your neck way out does not guarantee success. But to fail to stick your neck way out does guarantee beyond a shadow of a doubt that you will never be a Stanley Marcus or Donna Karan. The mad do often fail. Yet they are responsible for all the world’s great successes.
— Tom Peters
If you don’t take risks, you don’t gain anything.
— Bridget Fonda
When I began to fear that I would fall flat on my face (and possibly with disastrous results) on Mount Rainier, I responded to those doubts by reminding myself that it is okay to risk failure. I knew that I would have a much easier time living with failure than with knowing I had never tried at all.
— Pat Williams
Courage means putting at risk your immediate self-interest for what you believe is right.
— Derrick Bell
Courage is like a muscle; it’s strengthened by use.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
— Muhammad Ali
I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.
— Mike Ditka
Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell at Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?
— Robert Coles
The great man has a vision of the future that enables him to put obstacles in perspective; the ordinary man turns pebbles in the road into boulders.
— Henry Kissinger
If you have been seeing things that are not there, it could be that you are not hallucinating but are a person pregnant with a miracle and about to do the impossible.
— T.D. Jakes
I see that my steadfast desire was alone responsible for whatever progress or mastery I have made. The reality is always there, and is preceded by vision. And if one keeps looking steadily the vision crystallizes into fact or deed.
— Henry Miller
Begin with the end in mind.
— Stephen Covey
The people who make a difference in this world commit to what could be before they know where the money is coming from. Their vision is enough to cause them to jump in. Money usually follows vision. It rarely happens the other way around. Consequently, vision always involves sacrifice and risk-taking.
— Andy Stanley
People who can perform outside their comfort zone, they’re the ones who become champions.
— Mary Lou Retton
Pursuing your dreams requires you to leave your established comfort zone and to push into areas where at first you may feel that you have less control. That means pushing beyond what is known to you, taking risks and learning to view failure as merely a step, rather than a defeat.
— Stedman Graham
Relying on safe choices can sometimes be the enemy of self-esteem, because you’re never encouraged to stretch beyond your comfort zone. And if you don’t stretch, while you may never fail, you also may never experience the joy of real, hard-earned victory.
— Francine Ward
Expanding your comfort zone makes you feel good about yourself.
— Richard Templar
Whenever you step out of a certain comfort zone to enhance the person you wish to be, make sure you have a sense of contentment with each and every step you take. If you’re doing all that you can without a sense of joy or even satisfaction, there’s a strong chance you may not get to where you want to go.
— Dave Pelzer
Risk-taking is not only a necessary part of life, but planned risk is closely associated with wealth – people who risk the most gain the most.
— Peter Daniels
All great reforms require one to dare a lot to win a little.
— William O’Neill
There are hazards in everything one does; but there are greater hazards in doing nothing.
— Shirley Williams
Growth happens within us when we face risk. Head-on. Faith and risk go hand in hand.
— Charles Swindoll
A lot of successful people are risk-takers. Unless you’re willing to do that, to have a go, to fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.
— Phillip Adams