In response to being told that John Bardeen had strongly opposed the space program and had advised Kennedy not to go to the moon.
Hesitation increases in relation to risk in equal proportion to age.
It's strange how things happen, Mauricio Silva, known as the Eye, always tried to escape from violence even at the risk of being considered a coward, but the violence, the real violence, can't be escaped, at least not by us, born in Latin America in the 1950s, those of us who were around twenty years old when Salvador Allende died.roberto bolaño
I've never believed in seeking perfection at the risk of losing everything.jean chrétien
A troop surge in Baghdad would put more American troops at risk to address a problem that is not a military problem.norm coleman
Hyperinflation is not going to happen in this country, will never happen... The Fed putting so much money into the system is not going to create the risk of hyperinflation in the future. We have a strong independent Federal Reserve with a very strong mandate from the Congress, and they will do what's necessary to keep inflation low and stable over time.timothy geithner
Amid the seeming confusion of our mysterious world, individuals are so nicely adjusted to a system, and systems to one another and to a whole, that, by stepping aside for a moment, a man exposes himself to a fearful risk of losing his place forever.Nathaniel Hawthorne
If a man isn't willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he's no good.ezra pound
It is an occupational risk of biologists to claim, towards the end of their careers, that the problems which they have not solved are insoluble.john maynard smith
There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform.Xenophon
We could not field a big enough force to avoid this risk [of rape]. We would need so many soldiers because our women are so beautiful.Silvio Berlusconi
The old view was that delicacy of language was part of the nature, the sacred nature, of eros and that to speak about it in any other way would be to misunderstand it. What has disappeared is the risk and the hope of human connectedness embedded in eros. Ours is a language that reduces the longing for an other to the need for individual, private satisfaction and safety.Allan Bloom
Women will risk their lives to protect children, but rarely risk their lives to protect an adult man.warren farrell
In the end it is worse to suppress dissent than to run the risk of heresy.learned hand
The critical element in this equation is developing inclusiveness that envelopes all these competing priorities (of the different ethnic groups) in a manner that is fair to all. Without it we risk remaining a divided society all the more tragic for having unfulfilled our potential.ratu joni madraiwiwi
Even if smog were a risk to human life, we must remember that life in nature, without technology, is wholesale death.Ayn Rand
To us art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risk.mark rothko
The rub here is that buying when prices are low is always a very scary proposition. The low prices that produce high future returns are not possible without catastrophe and risk.
Prudent business men in their dealings incur risk.
[Britons] would rather take the risk of civilizing communism than being kicked around by the unlettered pot-bellied money magnates of the United States.
When you ignore what people are saying on a daily basis, calling for the annihilation of your country, you are ignoring them at your own risk.
For to save mankind's future freedom, we must face up to any risk that is necessary. We will always seek peace--but we will never surrender.
Virtue runs no risk of becoming contemptible by being exposed to view, and it is better to be despised for simplicity than to be tormented by continual hypocrisy.
I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia