„The more we think about risk, the more risk seem to be.“

—  Ben Carson

Quelle: Take The Risk (2008), p. 58

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Ben Carson
US-amerikanischer Neurochirurg 1951

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„…if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.“

—  Erica Jong Novelist, poet, memoirist, critic 1942

Becoming Light: Poems New and Selected (1991)
Variante: ... if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.

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Hunter S. Thompson Foto

„There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks ofchallenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005

Quelle: Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century

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„The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

Frequently attributed to Nin, but without cited source in her work (possibly due to a quotation in Living on Purpose: Straight Answers to Universal Questions (2000) by Dan Millman that attributed the quote to Nin without source).
In March 2013, a former Director of Public Relations at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, Elizabeth Appell, claimed she had authored the quote in 1979 for an inspirational header on a class schedule: http://anaisninblog.skybluepress.com/2013/03/who-wrote-risk-is-the-mystery-solved/
Variante: The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

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„Take the risk of thinking for yourself. Much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way.“

—  Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011

Christopher Hitchens vs. William Dembski, 18/11/2010 ( closing remarks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwgYYxfpPC0)
2010s, 2010
Kontext: When Socrates was sentenced to death, for his philosophical investigations and his blasphemy for challenging the Gods of the city and he accepted his death. He did say "well, if we're lucky perhaps I'll be able to hold a conversation with other great thinkers and philosophers and doubters too", in other words that the discussion about what is good, what is beautiful, what is noble and what is pure and what is true can always go on. Why is that important, why would I like to do that? Because that is the only conversation worth having. And whether it goes on or not after I die, I don't know, but I do know that it is the conversation I want to have while I am still alive. Which means that for me, the offer of certainty, the offer of complete security, the offer of an impermeable faith that can't give way, is an offer of something not worth having. I want to live my life taking the risk all the time that I don't know anything like enough yet. That I haven't understood enough, that I can't know enough, that I'm always hungrily operating on the margins of a potentially great harvest of future knowledge and wisdom. I wouldn't have it any other way. And I urge you to look at those of you that tell you (at your age) that that you are dead until you believe as they do. (What a terrible thing to be telling to children.) And that you can only live by accepting an absolute authority. Don't think of that as a gift, think of it as a poison chalice. Push it aside no matter how tempting it is. Take the risk of thinking for yourself. Much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way.

„Is your ministry becoming more faith-filled or more risk-aversive?“

—  Craig Groeschel American priest 1967

It – How Churches and Leaders Can Get It and Keep It (2008, Zondervan)

Al Gore Foto

„The survival of the United States of America as we know it is at risk. And even more — if more should be required — the future of human civilization is at stake.“

—  Al Gore 45th Vice President of the United States 1948

A Generational Challenge to Repower America http://www.huffingtonpost.com/al-gore/a-generational-challenge_b_113359.html speech, July 17, 2008.

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„I'm less unsure about taking political risks or social risks.“

—  Bono Irish rock musician, singer of U2 1960

Bono: The Rolling Stone Interview (2017)
Kontext: I'm less unsure about taking political risks or social risks. When I became an activist, people were like, "Really?" But they eventually accepted that. Then I started to be interested in commerce and the machinery of what got people out of poverty and into prosperity. And then a few people said, "You can't really go there, can you?"
I said, "But if you are an artist, you must go there." You and I have had the conversation over the years: What can the artist do? What is the artist not allowed to do, and are there boundaries? Now, I would say to my younger self: "Experiment more and don't let people box you in. There is nothing you can't put on your canvas if it is part of your life."

Katherine Mansfield Foto

„Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.“

—  Katherine Mansfield New Zealand author 1888 - 1923

Quelle: Journal entry (14 October 1922), published in The Journal of Katherine Mansfield (1927)

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„Our culture rightly admires risk-takers, but we need our “heed-takers” more than ever.“

—  Susan Cain self-help writer 1968

Manifesto, ThePowerOfIntroverts.com, January 2012 (est).

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„There is no evidence that risk takers in the economic domain have an unusual appetite for gambles on high stakes; they are merely less aware of risks than more timid people are.“

—  Daniel Kahneman, buch Thinking, Fast and Slow

Quelle: Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011), Chapter 24, "The engine of capitalism", page 263 (ISBN 9780141033570).

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„Issues about violating people’s privacy don’t seem to be surmountable, I’m not willing to risk insulting anyone.“

—  Mark Zuckerberg American internet entrepreneur 1984

Facemash Creator Survives Ad Board (November 19, 2003) http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2003/11/19/facemash-creator-survives-ad-board-the/

Paul Scofield Foto

„As you get older, the more you know, so the more nervous you become. The risks are much bigger.“

—  Paul Scofield English actor 1922 - 2008

Quoted in Benedict Nightingale, "Paul Scofield, British Actor, Dies at 86," The New York Times (2008-03-21)

„Fencing isn't really fighting. It's more like chess with the risk of puncture wounds“

—  Lisa Kleypas American writer 1964

Quelle: Married By Morning

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„More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks, which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk.“

—  Bruce Schneier American computer scientist 1963

IT Conversations: Bruce Schneier, Schneier, Bruce, Doug Kaye, 2004-04-16 http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail119.html,
Human perception of reality, risk and terrorism

Eleanor Roosevelt Foto

„We must know what we think and speak out, even at the risk of unpopularity.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Quelle: Tomorrow Is Now (1963), pp. 119–120
Kontext: We must know what we think and speak out, even at the risk of unpopularity. In the final analysis, a democratic government represents the sum total of the courage and the integrity of its individuals. It cannot be better than they are. … In the long run there is no more exhilarating experience than to determine one's position, state it bravely and then act boldly.

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