"When things go wrong, you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better. "
"To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach for another is to risk involvement. To expose 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 believe is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greaterhazard in life is to risk nothing. The people who risk nothing do nothing, have nothing, are nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but theycannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Only a person who risks is free. "