To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.

To weep is to risk being called sentimental.

To reach out to another is to risk involvement.

To expose feeling is to risk showing your true self.

To place your ideas and your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive.

To love is 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.

The greatest risk in life is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing and becomes nothing.

Only the person who risks is truly free.