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 the crowd is - to risk 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.