Sermon quotes on risk

E.M. Bounds

Trust is faith that has become absolute, approved, and accomplished. When all is said and done, there is a sort of risk in faith and its exercise. But trust is firm belief; it is faith in full bloom. Trust is a conscious act, a fact of which we are aware.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Jack Hyles

Faith is the willingness to risk anything on God.

Samuel Johnson

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Daniel Kahneman

Doubts are suppressed by groups… But remember that the internal incentives that shape how the group perceives risks and rewards may be very different from the reality of the risks and rewards in the external marketplace. Those incentives can distort risk perception. 

Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.

Martin Luther

If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.


The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.

John Piper

If we walk away from risk to keep ourselves safe, we will waste our lives.

John Piper

When people cast fear to the wind and spend themselves and risk their lives and fortune in the cause of God’s truth, and in love for other people, then God is revealed for who He really is: infinitely valuable and satisfying–so much so that His people don’t need the fleeting pleasures of sin in order to be content.

Jim Rohn

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Hudson Taylor

Unless there is an element of risk in our exploits for God, there is no need for faith.

Vincent Van Gogh

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?

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