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Manvotional: To Risk
artofmanliness.com ^ | May 1, 2010 | William Arthur Ward

Posted on 05/08/2010 7:55:18 AM PDT by Publius804

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)


TOPICS: Poetry
KEYWORDS: goofy; metrosexual; poem; risk

1 posted on 05/08/2010 7:55:18 AM PDT by Publius804
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To: Publius804

To post on FR is to risk the grammar and spelling police...

(just pointing it out, not saying any errors were found on the OP ;) )


2 posted on 05/08/2010 8:08:10 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who rides on a scorpion should not be surprised when he last hears "it is my nature.")
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To: Publius804

3 posted on 05/08/2010 8:59:16 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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