To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach for another is to risk involvement
To expose your ideas or your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return
To live life to the full is to risk dying
To believe is to risk despair
To do is to risk failure, but risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing at all.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, shares nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot love, learn, feel, change or grow.
Chained by his certitude, he is a slave and has forfeited his freedom.
Only a person who risks in life is ever truly free.