If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
— Abraham Lincoln

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,To weep is to risk appearing sentimentalTo reach out to another is to risk involvement,To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true selfTo place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their lossTo love is to risk not being loved in return,To hope is to risk despair,To try is to risk to 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.He may avoid suffering and sorrow,But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.Only a person who risks is free.
Anonymous forfeit quote

I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty.
— Phaedrus

By persisting in your path, though you forfeit the little, you gain the great.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Personally, I hold that a man, who deliberately and intelligently takes a pledge and then breaks it, forfeits his manhood.
— forfeit quotation by Mahatma Gandhi