A Quote by Jerry Greenwald on experience, fear, justice, and risk

Taking risks means reaching out in spite of fears and anxieties. We cannot expect our anxieties to just disappear. Only after we experience reaching out are anxieties and fears apt to diminish.

Jerry Greenwald

Source: Dr. Jerry Greenwald in Be the Person You Were Meant to Be, 1973

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A Quote by Jerome Kassirer, M.D. on risk, value, and weapons

Data on [assault weapon] risks are not needed because they have no redeeming social value.

Jerome Kassirer

Source: 1992 in New England Journal of Medicine

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A Quote by Jawaharlal Nehru on risk


The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964)

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A Quote by James Van Sweden on design, garden, good, nature, originality, and risk

Good planting design does not follow a formula. At best, it allows you to experiment with nature and through nature to make an original statement. As in all of the arts, the best garden designers take risks. Only by taking risks can you come up with something exciting and original.

James Van Sweden

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on business, mind, and risk

There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel, and saving it from all risk of crankiness, than business.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: New England Two Centuries ago.

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A Quote by James Abram Garfield on life, men, risk, and success

The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.

James Garfield (1831 - 1881)

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A Quote by James E. Faust on balance, change, order, respect, risk, self-respect, strength, and wishes

There are times when each of us has to have some gumption to take a stand as to what we wish to preserve or change in order to maintain our self-respect and not be as "a reed shaken with the wind" (Matt. 11:7) . . . . We lose much credibility and strength, and we risk being weighed on an uneven balance, when, Don Quixote-like, we go around "tilting windmills". Ensign, Mar 2000, p. 2.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, Mar 2000, p. 2. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau on life and risk


Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.

Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)

Source: The Social Contract, 1762

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on animals, change, darkness, heart, heaven, hell, investment, love, risk, selfishness, and tragedy

There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket-safe, dark, motionless, airless-it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

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A Quote by J. B. Phillips on belief, god, good, injustice, jesus, kindness, laws, love, mankind, nature, needs, risk, sermons, and sons

Jesus once declared that God is "good to the ungrateful and the wicked" (St. Luke 6:35), and I remember preaching a sermon on this text to a horrified and even astonished congregation who simply refused to believe (so I gathered afterwards) in this astounding liberality of God. That God should be in a state of constant fury with the wicked seemed to them only right and proper, but that God should be kind towards those who were defying or disobeying His laws seemed to them a monstrous injustice. Yet I was but quoting the Son of God Himself, and I only comment here that the terrifying risks that God takes are part of His Nature. We do not need to explain or modify His unremitting love towards mankind.

J. B. Phillips (1906 - 1982)

Source: Making Men Whole

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