The greatest risk in life is not taking one.

Alternate: The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

Another one of these random attributions, with no good evidence for it being Shakespeare.  However some searching turns up the alternate version, which to my eye looks very close — “being too cautious” equals “not taking risks”, doesn’t it?

The alternate version does have a source – it comes from Indian politician Jawaharlal Nehru.

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