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To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.

To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
To explore feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk loss.
To love it to risk not being loved in return.

To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.

To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk


The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing and amounts to nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, or love. Chained by certitude, they are slaves; they have forfeited


Only a person who risks is FREE