"To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live, and love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free."
— Leo Buscaglia (via monkeyswearingpants)