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                Risk-Taking


To laugh is to risk being a fool.

To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.

To reach out to another is to risk involvement.

To express feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

To place your ideas and 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 hope is to risk despair.

To try is to risk failure.

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

They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they simply cannot learn, feel,
change, grow, love or live. Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in
life is to risk nothing.

Only a person who risks is free.   
                                                                             . . . . . . . . . . .     Author Unknown

                          
              THE HIGHEST BRAVERY

The highest form of bravery
Is not in battles that we see.
It takes more courage day by day
To face life's problems, come what may.

The daily struggle to exist
When fate has hit with iron fist,
When mind and body both rebel,
At aches and pains they can not quell.

To face these forces and prevail
When all your strength's to no avail,
To conquer self, the toughest foe,
That's when your fortitude will show.

So many heroes in our land
Who daily live from hand to hand,
But still they wake to strive again,
These are the brave but silent men.

                                 Sol the Sage


And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.

Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends

If any man will after me, let him lay down his life and take up his cross and follow me.

                                                                                               Jesus Christ
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