Be nice to everyone on your way to the top because you pass them all on the way down.Fred Hufnagel, Sr.
Our lives improve only when we take chances -- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.Walter Anderson
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife, Throughout the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life, Is worth an age without name.Thomas Osbert Mordaunt
Who can tell who will be the President a year from now? -- John F. Kennedy, speaking to the president of Harvard about why he did not want to delay signing documents relating to a future JFK Presidential Library, 2 October 1963.John F. Kennedy, A Thousand Days, by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. 
The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there.Robert M. Pirsig
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.Buddha
I agree with every word you write, and I can prove this in no better way than by taking your advice from beginning to end.
That's the good part of dying when you've nothing to lose, you run any risk you want.