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To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing weak
To reach out to another is to risk
involvement or rejection
To show your feelings is to risk
exposing your true self
To place your ideas and dreams before the
Is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in
To live is to risk dying
To hope is to risk despair
To try is to risk failure
But risks must be taken -
The greatest hazard in life is to risk
The person who risks nothing
Does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing;
S/He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
S/He simply cannot learn, feel,
change, love, or live
Chained by personal certitudes, s/he
is a slave;
S/He has forfeited freedom.
Only a person who risks
- Author unknown
Misery is almost always the result of
-- Joseph Joubert
we have done our best,
we should wait the result in peace.
-- J. Lubbock
"A heart at peace gives life to the body"
is the meaning we assign to events and to people we encounter
that affects us for good or ill, not the events or people themselves.
Hendrie Weisinger, Ph.D.
Excellence can be attained if
you Care more than others think is wise,
Risk more than others think is safe,
Dream more than others think is practical, and
Expect more than others think is possible.
want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't,
it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
I'm looking for is a blessing that's not in disguise
Kitty O'Neill Collins
me, what is it you plan to do with
your one wild and precious life?"
-- Mary Oliver
Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
-- Thomas Carlysle
Human beings have always employed an enormous amount of
clever devices for running away from themselves...
we can keep ourselves busy, fill our lives with so many diversions,
stuff our heads with so much knowledge,
involve ourselves with so many people and cover so much ground
that we never have time to probe the fearful and wonderful world
middle life, most of us are accomplished
-- John Gardner