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in: A Man's Life, Manvotionals

May 1, 2010 Last updated: December 4, 2015

Manvotional: To Risk

vintage man attempting flying bike wings

To Risk

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and
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 hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because
the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing,
has nothing, is nothing.

— William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)

Hat tip to Scott Brenner for this Manvotional selection.

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