By definition, risk-takers often fail. So do morons. In practice it's difficult to sort them out.
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainty.
Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only through gambling can we take advantage of them.
The kinds of people we employ are not afraid of taking risks. If someone mucks up, they don't get a bollocking from me. They know they've mucked up and they redouble their efforts.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
A little blindness is necessary when you undertake risk.
If businessmen always made the right decisions, business wouldn't be business.
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
I'm not an entrepreneur. I like rules too much and entrepreneurs break rules.
Don't study the idea to death with experts and committees. Get on with it and see if it works.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.... and the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
If we are to be more prosperous we need more millionaires and more bankrupts.
There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
It is better to be impetuous than circumspect. Experience shows that (fortune) is more often subdued by men who do this than by those who act coldly.
You do not have to be the son of a rich man to be an entrepreneur. Today kids are far more willing to take risks because they've seen high rewards.
In a small company, one person's hunch can be enough to launch a new product. In a big company, the same concept is likely to be buried in committee for months.
Risk is what an entrepreneur eats for breakfast. It's what she slips into bed with at night. If you have no appetite for this stuff, or no ability to digest it, then get out of the game right now.
To be a leader in this new economy, you have to love risk - which means patterning your life on the heroic, not on the strategic. Acting boldly is better than acting knowingly.
You can never be an entrepreneur if you're afraid to lose money. It's like being a pilot who is afraid of bad weather.
Administrators are cheap and easy to find and cheap to keep. Leaders - risk takers: they are in very short supply. And ones with vision are pure gold.
I am cautious about going against the herd. I am liable to be trampled on.