142 quotes about Risk
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It is easy to be brave when far away from danger.
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You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.
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He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
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If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe.
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Our lives improve only when we take chances -- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
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Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
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An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he'll quickly learn how to chew it.
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All serious daring starts from within.
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With audacity one can undertake anything, but not do everything.
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Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down
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You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.
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Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
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We don't grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures.
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Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The “sure thing” boat never gets far from shore.
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No crime is so great as daring to excel.
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Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game.
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Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.
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Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
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Boldness, without the rules of propriety, becomes insubordination.
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Life is like a hand of cards. You have to play the hand you're dealt, you can't win by folding, and sometimes you must take chances in order to win.
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Those who trust to chance must abide by the results of chance.
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To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
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In order to conquer, what we need is to dare, still to dare, and always to dare.
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Perseverance and audacity generally win!
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When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were--to the very last minute--a chance to lose it. This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.
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I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
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The bold are helpless without cleverness.
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There's no reward in life without risk.
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Back of ninety-nine out of one-hundred assertions that a thing cannot be done is nothing, but the unwillingness to do it.
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If you never budge, don't expect a push.
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Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet.
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Two roads diverge in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
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As the band got more successful, it was increasingly difficult to get people to take a risk with something that might jeopardize their livelihood. [On Genesis]
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One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
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Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out.
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Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.
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You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
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It is true that when we take chances, we stand to lose. But it is also true that we will never win anything if we never even enter the game. Lucky people are aware of the possibility of losing, and indeed they may lose often. But since the chances they take are small, the losses tend to be small. By being willing to accept small losses, they put themselves in position to make large gains.
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It is playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.
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Over the years, I've had hundreds of shots blocked. You've got to go in and take chances.
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I've run less risk driving my way across country than eating my way across it.
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The power of daring anything their fancy suggest, as always been conceded to the painter and the poet.
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I must tell you I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake you hear it. If you want me to play only the notes without any specific dynamics, I will never make one mistake. Never be afraid to dare.
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If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore.
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It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
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Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?
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The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
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And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
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You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive
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Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
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There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
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It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.
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Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets. The buck not only stops at their desks, it starts there too.
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During the first period of a man's life, the danger is not to take the risk.
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To win you have to risk loss.
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Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
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If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
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If you're not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
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With racing, you never rest on your laurels, and there are no counterfeits.
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What kind of man would live where there is no daring? I don't believe in taking foolish chances but nothing can be accomplished without taking any chance at all.
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People that are orthodox when they are young are in danger of being middle-aged all their lives.
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Run for daylight.
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We must have courage to bet on our ideas, to take the calculated risk, and to act.
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Risk! Risk Anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those other voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
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Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
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Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other.
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To achieve anything in this game, you must be prepared to dabbled on the boundary of disaster.
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Who dares wins.
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Dare to be wise.
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Never tell me the odds.
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The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
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If we are intended for great ends, we are called to great hazards.
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Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?
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If you feel you have a film that's valid, you stick your ass on the line.
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Educated risks are the key to success.
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Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
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Daring is not safe against daring men.
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Take calculated risks. This is quite different from being rash.
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“How does one become a butterfly? she asked pensively. You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
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There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns.
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Where there is much to risk, there is much to consider.
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To do an evil act is base. To do a good one without incurring danger, is common enough. But it is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds though he risks everything in doing them.
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People wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.
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You can't steal second base with your foot on first.
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Good to sell knowledge for labor, honor for risk.
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Risk -- If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he doesn't know how wide it is, he'll jump and six times out of ten he'll make it.
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Others attempt to live cautiously in the safety of established patterns. They do not feel fulfilled, yet they have found a formula not of success (whatever that is), but of avoiding failure. This is the living death -- when security becomes the overwhelming consideration.
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Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.
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If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
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We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.
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All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. Casualness leads to casualties. Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.
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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
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It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.
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It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
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You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention, and sometime, maybe somebody, will throw a rock at you. That's the territory. You buy the land, you get the Indians.
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Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
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If you want to achieve a high goal, you're going to have to take some chances.
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We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
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To save all we must risk all.
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People who take risks are the people you'll lose against.
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Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
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The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger.
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Virtue is bold and goodness never fearful.
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Some people prefer to keep their foot in a bog so they don't risk falling over.
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When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given.
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Don't listen to those who say, you taking too big a chance. Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most important, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside you rears its ugly head and says. they all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier, and they have connections. I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respects.
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Everything is sweetened by risk.
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Who bravely dares must sometimes risk a fall.
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If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances.
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Be bold, be bold, and everywhere be bold.
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Somebody must take a chance. The monkeys who became men, and the monkeys who didn't are still jumping around in trees making faces at the monkeys who did.
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The irony is this: If you don't go in, you can't find out.
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It was a bold person that first ate an oyster.
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Audacity augments courage; hesitation, fear.
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The loving are the daring.
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Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed.
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A man sits as many risks as he runs.
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It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution.
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He who stays in the valley will never see over the hill.
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A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out
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Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.
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He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
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If a mans gonna eat fried chicken, he's gotta get greasy.
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If you want to launch big ships you have to go where the water is deep.
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If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks.
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Most successful people are people who take risks--calculated risks--but nevertheless, risks.
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Remember the turtle -- He never makes any progress till he sticks his neck out.
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To save oneself, one must take risks and struggle.
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The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
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Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
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Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
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Every time we've moved ahead in IBM, it was because someone was willing to take a chance, put his head on the block, and try something new.
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If you want to stand out, don't be different, be outstanding.
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Buyers are graded not only on their successes, but also on their failures. Too many hits means the buyer isn't taking enough chances.
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Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
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The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed.
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You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
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Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded, or how much power you have.
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The willingness to take risks is our grasp of faith.
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Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations.
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