posted 15 Aug 2011, 03:13 by C S Paul   [ updated 15 Aug 2011, 03:14 ]


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before a crowd is 
to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken, for the greater hazard 
is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing does nothing, has 
nothing and is nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they 
cannot learn,change, grow, love, live.
Chained by their attitude they are a slave, they have 
forfeited freedom.
Only the person who risks is free.

— Leo Buscagalia

And as another has said, "To risk nothing is to risk everything."