Venture Quotes

It is a maxim, founded on the universal experience of mankind, that no nation is to be trusted farther than it is bound by its interest; and no prudent statesman or politician will venture to depart from it.

GEORGE WASHINGTON

The will to truth! That will which is yet to seduce us into many a venture, that famous truthfulness of which all philosophers up to this time have spoken reverently -- think what questions this will to truth has posed for us! What strange, wicked, questionable question!

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies, seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.

Charles Caleb Colton

To venture upon an undertaking of any kind, even the most insignificant, is to sacrifice to envy.

Emil Cioran

Readers of novels are strange folk, upon whose probable or even possible tastes no wise book-maker would ever venture.

Edward Verrell Lucas

Preparation, I have often said, is rightly two-thirds of any venture.

Amelia Earhart

Everyone who achieves success in a great venture, solves each problem as they came to it. They helped themselves. And they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they met.

W. Clement Stone

Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone

Andre Gide

I venture to maintain that there are multitudes to whom the necessity of discharging the duties of a butcher would be so inexpressibly painful and revolting, that if they could obtain a flesh diet on no other condition, they would relinquish it forever.

W.E.H. Lecky

Three things alone are certain when you venture into a loft: that you will crack your head on a beam at least twice, that you will get cobwebs draped over your face, and that you will not find what you went looking for.

William Cullen Bryant

You do not attain to knowledge by remaining on the shore and watching the foaming waves, you must make the venture and cast yourself in, you must swim, alert and with all your force, even if a moment comes when you think you are losing consciousness; in this way, and in no other, do you reach anthropological insight.

Martin Buber

You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hard-working. Never be fainthearted. Be resolute, but never bitter.... Permit no one to dissuade you from pursuing the goals you set for yourselves. Do not fear to pioneer, to venture down new paths of endeavor.

Ralph J. Bunche

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.

Sir Walter Scott

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.

Aesop

Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.

Emily Dickinson

We all have a little weakness, which is very natural but rather misleading, for supposing that this epoch must be the end of the world because it will be the end of us. How future generations will get on without us is indeed, when we come to think of it, quite a puzzle. But I suppose they will get on somehow, and may possibly venture to revise our judgments as we have revised earlier judgments

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Most dreams of glory are safe because we never venture to put them into practice.

Charles Curothe

I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.

Edmund Burke

We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offe

Michel de Montaigne

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.

Frank Gifford

By sharing knowledge you empower [others] to act on their own. Shared knowledge enables people to take a risk to expand an idea and to venture to a new horizon.

Sheila M. Bethel

We should venture on the study of every kind of animal without distaste; for each and all will reveal to us something natural and something beautiful.

Aristotle

A work of art should express only that which elevates the soul and pleases it in a noble manner. The feeling of the artist should not overstep these limits; it is wrong to venture beyond.

Bettina von Arnim

These descents of mine beneath the sea seemed to partake of a real cosmic character. First of all there was the complete and utter loneliness and isolation, a feeling wholly unlike the isolation felt when removed from fellow men by mere distance ... . It was a loneliness more akin to a first venture upon the moon or Venus than that from a plane in mid-ocean or a stance on Mount Everest: no whit more wonderful than these feats, but different.

Charles William ("Will") Beebe

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