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Quotes of the Day for 16 February 2002 – Risk

It was on this day in 1938 that the US government first offered a Federal Crop Insurance program to American farmers, a reminder that many parts of life are risky, whether you can get insurance against those risks or not.

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The quotes:

It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
     - John Paul Jones

Man, surrounded by facts, permitting himself no surprise, no intuitive flash, no great hypothesis, no risk, is in a locked cell.
     - Lillian Smith

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
     - Anais Nin, 1903 - 1977

He who finds Fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.
     - Baltasar Gracian, 1601 - 1656

In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.
     - Sheldon Kopp

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