Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday: Pioneers and Risk-Takers

Thoughts for Thursday is a new meme hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is pioneers and risk-taking(For more quotes, check out my other blog.)

Fear is met and destroyed with courage.--James F. Bell
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.--Norman Vincent Peale
What kind of man would live where there is no daring? I don't believe in taking foolish chances, but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all.--Charles Lindbergh
The person who goes the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure boat never gets far from shore.--Dale Carnegie
Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.--Ray Bradbury
Two roads diverged in the wood, and I...I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.--Robert Frost
There is no safety. Only varying degrees of risk.--Lois McMaster Bujold
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are correct.--Henry Ford

Which is your favorite quote about risk? Do you have one to add?


  1. Any action is better than no action.

  2. I love quotes about risk taking and never giving up and just trying and fighting fears because I am almost always scared to try something. In fact I think I have A Winner's Creed in my purse -goes look- I do!

    If you think you are beaten, you are;
    If you think you dare not, you don't;
    If you'd like to win, but think you can't,
    It's almost a cinch you won't.

    If you think you'll lose, you're lost;
    For out in the world we find
    Success begins with a person's will,
    It's all in a state of mind.

    Life's battles don't always go
    To the stronger or faster hand;
    But sooner or later the person who wins
    Is the one who thinks "I can."
    -Author Unknown

    1. What a great little poem, Sandy! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing it! :D

  3. Some of my favorites include:

    “Excellence is the result of: caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible.” - unknown

    “A ship that leaves the harbor is not safe... but ships were never meant to stay in the harbor.” - unknown

    "You cannot steal second base by leaving one foot on first."
    --Maury Wills

    “Swing hard in case they throw the ball where you’re swinging.” ~ Duke Snider

    “Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson