Quotations on Danger
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I have been further enlightened by the conversation and correspondence of some illustrious Italians, whom I would gladly name, were I not afraid of exposing them to danger.
- Edmond About
(Keywords: Conversation, Danger, Name)
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Government, Power, Trust, Danger, Liberty, Living, Man, Maxim, Public)
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Life, Danger, May)
My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don't put me in danger.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Mom, Being, Choices, Conversation, Danger, Listening, Open)
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Danger, Gifts, Goodness, Modesty, Will)
Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Power, Talent, Genius, Charm, Conceit, Consciousness, Danger, Goodness, Modesty, Will)
We should remember that there was once a discipline called natural philosophy. Unfortunately, this discipline seems not to exist today. It has been renamed science, but science of today is in danger of losing much of the natural philosophy aspect.
- Hannes Alfven
(Keywords: Science, Discipline, Danger, Losing, Philosophy, Today)
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
(Keywords: Life, Danger, Man)
Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
(Keywords: Men, War, Danger, Enemies, Generations, Past, School)
Having now reached a point where danger might be reasonably apprehended from strolling war parties of Indians, spies were kept in advance and strict diligence observed in the duty of sentinels.
- William Henry Ashley
(Keywords: War, Danger, Diligence, Duty, Now)
One of the experts bought his first piece at the age of four, so they did start very young, most of them. They did it out of genuine interest but today's kids are much more materialistic and there's a danger, I suppose, that they might just be out to make dosh.
- Michael Aspel
(Keywords: Age, Danger, Experts, First, Interest, Kids, Today)
A neurotic can perfectly well be a literary genius, but his greatest danger is always that he will not recognize when he is dull.
- Louis Auchincloss
(Keywords: Genius, Danger, Literary, Will)
One researcher just determined that African and Indian elephants make each other sick. When a new animal or plant is introduced to a habitat bad things happen. The biggest danger to native wildlife is foreign wildlife.
- Robert T. Bakker
(Keywords: African, Danger, Wildlife)
I think we can allow the therapeutic uses of nuclear transplant technology, which we call cloning, without running the danger of actually having live human beings born.
- David Baltimore
(Keywords: Technology, Danger, Running)
The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate town resides in the creative process.
- Peter Bart
(Keywords: Corporate, Danger, Hollywood)
I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
- Clara Barton
(Keywords: Fear, Danger, Fight, May, Soldiers)
In literature as in ethics, there is danger, as well as glory, in being subtle. Aristocracy isolates us.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Aristocracy, Being, Danger, Ethics, Glory, Literature)
Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Truth, Danger, Denial, Doubt, Investigation, May)
The Internet's kinda in danger of getting heart disease pretty soon, I think. Arteries are getting clogged.
- Sean Booth
(Keywords: Heart, Danger, Disease, Internet, Pretty)
With the monstrous weapons man already has, humanity is in danger of being trapped in this world by its moral adolescents.
- Omar N. Bradley
(Keywords: Being, Danger, Humanity, Weapons, World)
To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.
- Steven Brust
(Keywords: Trust, Fear, Action, Conformity, Danger, Eccentricity, Fashion, Understanding)
I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities, and was willing to live by those priorities. In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Accomplishment, Accomplishments, Country, Danger, Priorities)
The money can be a hindrance to someone like me because the danger is that you start thinking, 'Is that a $20 million take?' That kind of thing, and being self-critical.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: Money, Being, Danger, Self, Thinking)
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll
(Keywords: Life, Amusement, Danger, Harmony, Joy, Laughter, Learning, Spirit, Wit)
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Design, Danger, Delay, Ruin)
Let me say no danger and no hardship ever makes me wish to get back to that college life again.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Life, College, Danger, Hardship)
What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.
- John Cheever
(Keywords: Power, Ability, Consciousness, Danger, Literature, Will)
There comes a time when deceit and defiance must be seen for what they are. At that point, a gathering danger must be directly confronted. At that point, we must show that beyond our resolutions is actual resolve.
- Dick Cheney
(Keywords: Time, Danger, Deceit, Defiance)
The danger chiefly lies in acting well; no crime's so great as daring to excel.
- Charles Churchill
(Keywords: Acting, Crime, Danger, Lies)
The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery.
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Keywords: Society, Habit, Danger, Testing, Wrong)
The United States strongly condemns the illegal disclosure of classified information. It puts people's lives in danger, threatens our national security, and undermines our efforts to work with other countries to solve shared problems.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Work, People, Countries, Danger, Information, National security, Problems, states, United)
When you're young you believe it when people tell you how good you are. And that's the danger, you inhale. Everyone will tell you you're a genius, which you are not, and if you understand that, you win.
- George Clooney
(Keywords: Genius, People, Danger, Will)
The danger of what's happening right now in terms of using reconciliation is, the purpose of the Senate is going to be defeated. And that is to bring consensus to big issues in this country so that we have a reasoned and thoughtful approach and that the American public buys into it.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Purpose, American, Country, Danger, Now, Public, Right, Senate, Thoughtful)
It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.
- Bainbridge Colby
(Keywords: Men, Burden, Danger, Difficulty, Duty, Responsibility, Result, Support)
Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Courage, Danger, Man, Opinion, Will)
A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
- Pierre Corneille
(Keywords: Victory, Danger, Glory)
Any man today who returns from work, sinks into a chair, and calls for his pipe is a man with an appetite for danger.
- Bill Cosby
(Keywords: Work, Appetite, Danger, Man, Today)
The danger that we have right now are people who get the same information as I do and, therefore, think they'll reach the same conclusions that haven't traded as long, don't have bear claws up and down their backs like I do.
- Jim Cramer
(Keywords: People, Danger, Information, Now, Right)
Iran has long sponsored terrorists who carry out homicide bombings in Israeli cities. However, it is a mistake to believe the danger Iran poses is directed at Israel alone.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: Mistake, Cities, Danger, Israel)
That's the danger of having too much success. You lose that magic, that feeling of not being in control, which I feel now, it's too controlled.
- Stephen Dorff
(Keywords: Success, Control, Being, Danger, Feeling, Magic, Now)
There's a danger of the Internet just becoming loud, ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention.
- Matt Drudge
(Keywords: Attention, Danger, Internet, Ugly)
All over the world the wildlife that I write about is in grave danger. It is being exterminated by what we call the progress of civilization.
- Gerald Durrell
(Keywords: Civilization, Progress, Being, Danger, Grave, Wildlife, World)
The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny.
- John Ensign
(Keywords: People, Belief, Act, Chance, Danger, Democracy, Extreme, Liberty, President, Tyranny, Voting, Will)
If your mind is at work, we're in danger of reproducing another cliche. If we can keep our minds out of it and our thoughts out of it, maybe we'll come up with something original.
- Peter Falk
(Keywords: Work, Thoughts, Danger, Mind)
The United States stands with our friends in Britain as they recover from today's shock of terrorism. These barbaric acts strengthen our resolve and remind us all of the danger of complacency during our continued war on terror.
- Mark Foley
(Keywords: War, Danger, Friends, states, Terror, Terrorism, Today, United)
The present danger which this country faces is at least as great as the danger which we faced during the war with Germany and Japan. Briefly stated, it is the very real danger that this country, as we know it, may cease to exist.
- James Forrestal
(Keywords: War, Country, Danger, Faces, Germany, May, Present)
Dawn was written well before 9/11. People speak a lot today about the banality of evil, but not all evil is banal. Some of it is carefully structured and well-thought-out. That's where the real danger lies.
- Alan Dean Foster
(Keywords: People, Danger, Dawn, Evil, Lies, Today)
A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger.
- John Foxe
(Keywords: Wealth, Cause, Danger, Suspicion)
The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist.
- Erich Fromm
(Keywords: Power, Danger, Man, Mankind)
The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm
(Keywords: Men, Danger, Future, Man, May, Past)