“The fullness of life is in the hazards of life.”–Edith Hamilton, The Great Age of Greek Literature

“Everything is sweetened by risk.”–Alexander Smith, “The Fear of Dying”

“Only those who dare, truly live.”–Ruth P. Freedman

“If you risk nothing, then you risk everything.”–Geena Davis

“It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.”–William James, The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy, 1897

“What you risk reveals what you value.”–Jeanette Winterson, “Written on the Body”


In my experience, nothing great or fantastic–including success, self-actualization, and transcendence–happens without risk.

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