To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is
to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd is to risk their
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to
To hope is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken.
Because the greatest hazard in life is to
If you risk nothing and do nothing, you dull your
You may avoid suffering and sorrow, but you cannot learn,
feel, change, grow, love, and live.
Chained by your attitude, you are
You have forfeited your freedom.
Only if you risk are you