In response to being told that John Bardeen had strongly opposed the space program and had advised Kennedy not to go to the moon.
To be human at all? we must stand fast a littleeven at the risk of being heroes.
Character assassination is at once easier and surer than physical assault; and it involves far less risk for the assassin. It leaves him free to commit the same deed over and over again, and may, indeed, win him the honors of a hero in the country of his victims.alan barth
In the long run, though, the greatest IT risk facing most companies is more prosaic than a catastrophe. It is, simply, overspending. IT may be a commodity, and its costs may fall rapidly enough to ensure that any new capabilities are quickly shared, but the very fact that it is entwined with so many business functions means that it will continue to consume a large portion of corporate spending.nicholas g. carr
Take the risk and do whatever you can do and try not to get caught. If you do get caught, do it again.james frey
...my advice to every student who is trying to make a decision for the years immediately after graduation: take the opportunity that in your mind is the most rewarding, that you are most passionate about and that you find most interesting and save the rest of your life for being risk averse. Whatever you want to do, this is the time to pursue it. Twenty years from now, your freedom to take risks will be limited.kenneth griffin
A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men — and people in general.lorraine hansberry
Never go to a public lavatory in London. I always pee in the street. You may be fined a few pounds for committing a nuisance, but in a public lavatory you risk two years in prison because a policeman in plain clothes says you smiled at him.
I tooWill go, remembering what I said to you,When any land, the first to which we cameSeemed that we sought, and set your hearts aflame,And all seemed won to you: but still I think,Perchance years hence, the fount of life to drink,Unless by some ill chance I first am slain.But boundless risk must pay for boundless gain.william morris
We may be likened to two scorpions in a bottle, each capable of killing the other, but only at the risk of his own life.j. robert oppenheimer
I wanted people who wouldn't become too worried about casualties. One always should be concerned about casualties, but the risk of incurring casualties can't be allowed to affect decisions, unless it's evident casualties will be prohibitively heavy. There may be no safe way to write this.christopher vokes
If we want to make a discovery, we have to take a risk, since everything new was discovered by accident or by the fact that somebody took a chance and went ahead when there wasn't 100 percent safety for the solution.georg von békésy
If we set our priority “the removal of all risk”, we'll soon have sterile, stagnant, and unstimulating learning environments.
We didn't raise this issue, the courts raised it. The courts jammed it down our throats, at the risk of insulting any of my gay male fans.ann coulter
The ideal of having a real job that you risk your soul in and make good or be damned, belongs to the heroic age of capitalist enterprise, imbued with self-righteous beliefs about hard work, thrift, and public morals. Such an ideal might still have been mentioned in public fifty years ago; in our era of risk-insured semimonopolies and advertised vices it would be met with a ghastly stillness.paul goodman
A flatterer can risk everything with great personages.alain-rené lesage
If we give in to the terrorists we will have more skyjacking, and not merely from the Arabs...Whatever happenes to these hostages and I could easily have been one of them if we give in even more people will be taken hostage and more lives will be laid at risk.norman tebbit
A life of love is one of continual growth , where the doors and windows of experience are always open to the wonder and magic that life offers. To love is to risk living fully.
Innovation implies high risk, and with high risk comes failure, so you’ve got to be prepared for that, but if you don’t risk, then your business goes stale very quickly.
The proper (and, at the risk of looking jingoistic, American) way to combat bad speech is with better speech. To silence and be silenced are the refuge of cowards.
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.
If individual citizens may be held liable in damages for strong words, which a jury finds false and maliciously motivated, there can be little doubt that public debate and advocacy will be constrained. And if newspapers, publishing advertisements dealing with public issues, thereby risk liability, there can also be little doubt that the ability of minority groups to secure publication of their views on public affairs and to seek support for their causes will be greatly diminished.
And I honor the man who is willing to sink Half his present repute for the freedom to think, And, when he has thought, be his cause strong or weak, Will risk t'other half for the freedom to speak.james russell lowell
Discovery is dangerous… but so is life. A man unwilling to take risk is doomed never to learn, never to grow, never to live.