A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on risk, gamble, and journey

Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being.
If not, leave this gathering.

Half-heartedness doesn't reach into majesty.
You set out to find God,
but then you keep stopping for long periods
at meanspitited roadhouses.

Don't wait any longer...

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Illuminated Rumi, Pages: 58-59

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Dorothy Parker on adventure, storm, chance, and risk

They sicken of the calm who know the storm

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Contributed by: Leah

A Quote by Earon on risk, life, joy, fantasies, dreams, unconscious, balance, and challenge

The ultimate challenge in life is to neither allow our fantasies to bring us too much suffering nor to prevent us from living fully.

Earon Davis

Source: notes

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by Helen Adams Keller on life, nature, security, danger, risk, and adventure

Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.  Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)

Source: The Open Door

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Jeremy Clarkson on public, belief, life, death, smoke, accidents, risk, people, avoid, and security

The "public" seems to have bought into this belief that life can, and should, be run without risk, that all accidents are avoidable, and that death is something that only happens to people who eat meat and smoke.

Jeremy Clarkson

Contributed by: capreycorn

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on risk and love


Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Illuminated Rumi (Coleman Barks translation), p. 58

Contributed by: Aji

A Quote by Anonymous on risk


The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing.  He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, love. Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave - he has forfeited freedom.  Only a person who risks is free.


Contributed by: ohwtfrachel

A Quote by Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. on life, live, chances, risk, and opportunity


What kind of person 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 (1902 - 1974)

Source: Charles Lindbergh

Contributed by: Wendy

A Quote by unknown on life and risk


When you have the wolf by the ears it's just as hard to let go as it is to hold on.


Contributed by: Bahamut

A Quote by Yvon Chouinard on conscious business, business, conscious capitalism, risk, environment, and sustainability

I had always tried to live my life fairly simply and by 1991, knowing what I knew about the state of the environment, I had begun to eat lower on the food chain and reduce my consumption of material goods. Doing risk sports had taught me another important lesson: never exceed your limits. You push the envelope and you live for those moments when you’re right on the edge, but you don’t go over. You have to be true to yourself; you have to know your strengths and limitations and live within your means. The same is true for a business. The sooner a company tries to be what it is not, the sooner it tries to “have it all,” the sooner it will die.

Yvon Chouinard

Source: Patagonia: Let My People Go Surfing: http://www.patagonia.com/usa/patagonia.go?assetid=5625

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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