Let not the fear of the wolf keep you from the forest.
— Russian Proverbs

The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Samuel Johnson undertakings quote

Beware of undertaking too much at the start. Be content with quite a little. Allow for accidents. Allow for human nature, especially your own.
— Arnold Bennett

When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.
— Francois Rabelais

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