Monday, January 28, 2013

Bold things

All courses of action are risky
So prudence
Is not in avoiding
Danger
But to calculate risk 
And act decisively
Make mistakes of
Ambition 
Not sloth
Develop the strength to do
Bold things
Not the strength to
Bear suffering
Machiavelli

1 comment:

Judith Allen said...

I hadn't thought of it in that way, that all action involves risk and that prudence is not avoiding something but calculating the degree of risk.