A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on aim, disaster, doubt, dreams, earth, force, friendship, good, heart, justice, lies, life, losing, men, risk, sons, trust, truth, virtue, and worth

IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same;* If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - You'll be a Man, my son! *These two lines are inscribed over the door to the center court at Wimbledon.

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: Rewards and Fairies, 1910, If

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A Quote by Robert Rawls on acceptance, belief, economics, risk, security, and success

Contrary to the commonly accepted belief, it is the risk element in our capitalistic system which produces an economy of security. Risk brings out the ingenuity and resourcefulness which insure the success of enough ventures to keep the economy growing and secure.

Robert Rawls

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A Quote by Robert King Merton on mind and risk


The purely abstract theorist runs the risk that, as with modern decor, the furniture of the mind will be sparse, bare, and uncomfortable.

Robert King Merton (1910 -)

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on caution and risk

Have I not walked without an upward look Of caution under stars that very well Might not have missed me when they shot and fell? It was a risk I had to take-and took.

Robert Frost

Source: Bravado, 1947

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, life, timidity, experiment, and risk

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on cities, god, and risk

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Essays. Circles

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on eternity, fame, god, literature, names, reputation, risk, and science

When God lets loose a great thinker on this planet, then all things are at risk. - There is not a piece of science, but its flank my be turned to-morrow; nor any literary reputation, nor the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph W. Hardy on compromise, control, difficulty, discipline, evil, force, growth, idealism, observation, obstinacy, principles, relationships, risk, time, and yielding

Individualism, as a definition of holding to personal ideals, is classed as obstinacy and anti-social. Inevitably we run point blank into the evils of compromise. When compromise enters our moral fibre, it spreads like a cancerous growth. We think we plan adequate safeguards around areas in which we contemplate yielding our standards, but once we lower the fence and break our strong will to do right, come what may, we expose ourselves to forces that spread beyond control. Compromise always starts on some rather insignificant principle. The dangers of yielding seem negligible and we usually risk those things first where observation and detection by others is difficult. We thus seek to avoid censure and discipline. In a short time we find ourselves trading our principles for false values and doing it in the black market of human relationships. . . .

Ralph W. Hardy

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A Quote by Ralph Cordiner on company, dignity, and risk

When it's over it should be over. When a man is no longer at risk, he loses touch. I think these fellows who think they have some long-term right to dignity and salary and expense accounts and company planes are all wrong. On December 21, 1963 I walked out of there and said that's it: no office, no secretaries. Nothing.

Ralph Cordiner

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A Quote by Princess Diana on change, consequences, day, expectation, kindness, knowledge, punishment, reward, and risk

Perhaps we're too embarrassed to change or too frightened of the consequences of showing that we actually care. But why not risk it anyway? Begin Today. Carry out a random act of seemingly senseless kindness, with no expectation or reward or punishment. Safe in the knowledge that one day, someone somewhere might do the same for you.

Princess Diana

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