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Risk Cartoons

Risk Quotes

What you risk reveals what you value.
— Jeanette Winterson

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.
John F. Kennedy

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

Risk assessment data can be like the captured spy. If you torture it long enough, it will tell you anything you want to know.
— William Ruckelshaus, first USEPA Administrator

Most people think dramatically, not quantitatively.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes

[P]oison is in everything, and nothing is without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy.
— Paracelsus

Risk management: it’s not rocket science—it’s much more complicated.
— Professor John Adams

Get your facts first, and then you can distort ‘em as much as you please.
— Mark Twain

The first step in the risk management process is to acknowledge the reality of risk. Denial is a common tactic that substitutes deliberate ignorance for thoughtful planning.
— Charles Tremper

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
— T.S. Elliot

Let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Never tell me the odds.
— Han Solo, Star Wars

Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it.
— Leonardo da Vinci

This is the century of fear.
— Albert Camus

Knowledge is the antidote to fear.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears–of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words “Some Assembly Required.”
— Dave Barry

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