Vadim Kotelnikov quotes

Let other guys be safer sailors
Afraid of making a mistake,
But I take risks and learn from failures –
I have a difference to make! ... >>>



Michael Dell advice

Encourage people to take risk. Make sure that people aren't afraid of the possibility of failure, do a lot of experiments and learn from failures.

Michael Dell

Dell Inc.



If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.

Greena Davis

You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.

Wayne Gretzky

The ultimate risk is not taking a risk.

James Goldsmith

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

The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.

Tom Peters

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.

Andre Malraux

It's not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It's because we dare not venture that they are difficult.


Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.

T.S. Eliot

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.

Frederick B. Wilcox

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

Katherine Mansfield

Sometimes we think we're a little too gifted to show up, you know. But none of us truly is...By avoiding risk we really risk what's most important in life  ̶  reaching toward growth, our potential, and a true contribution to a common good... More

Max DePree

Don't be afraid to tread new ground, but do a sanity test.

Sabeer Bhatia

Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.

Victor Kiam

If you only do what you know you can do, you never do very much.

Tom Krause

Most innovators are successful to the extent to which they define risks and confine them.

Peter Drucker

A ship in port is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things.

Grace Hopper

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.

Unknown author

You may avoid suffering and sorrow if you don't risk, but you simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing and has nothing. Only a person who risks is free.

Bob Proctor