Quotation Explorer - 'Danger'

For there is no question but a just fear of an imminent danger, though there be no blow given, is a lawful cause of war. - Sir Francis Bacon
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about. - Saskya Pandita
The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man. - Confucius
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger. - Thomas H. Huxley
A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. - Thomas Jefferson
People who see beauty all around them live in a beautiful world. People who see danger all around them live in a dangerous world. - Debasish Mridha
When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout. - Herman Wouk
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity. - John F. Kennedy
DANGER, n. A savage beast which, when it sleeps, Man girds at and despises, But takes himself away by leaps And bounds when it arises. Ambat Delaso - Ambrose Bierce
The only time I ever really suffered in body or mind, the only time that I ever fancied myself unwell, or had any ideas of danger, was the winter that I passed by myself. As long as we could be together, nothing ever ailed me, and I never met with the smallest inconvenience. - Jane Austen
Danger is opportunity’s seer. - Matshona Dhliwayo
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. - Henry David Thoreau
You’ll feel afraid at times. You’ll feel weak at times. But remember, fear and weakness are not your enemies. They are forms of evolutionary wisdom in the face of danger. Take some time to assess the situation and shake the weakness and fear off your limbic system. - Abhijit Naskar
Democrasy comes into grave danger when truth is no longer spoken to power. - Paul Bamikole
To articulate what is past does not mean to recognize how it really was. It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger. - Walter Benjamin
Every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment to moment on the razor edge of danger and must be fought for. - Thornton Wilder
Racists are everywhere, but historically speaking the real danger came from Progressives that desired the power of the state to engineer society upon a racial lines. - A.E. Samaan
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. - G.K. Chesterton
In it's purest form, an act of retribution provides symmetry. The rendering payment of crimes against the innocent. But a danger on retaliation lies on the furthering cycle of violence. Still, it's a risk that must be met; and the greater offense is to allow the guilty go unpunished. - Emily Thorne
A real man wants two things: danger and play. Therefore he wants woman as the most dangerous plaything. Man shall be educated for war, and woman for the recreation of the warrior: all else is folly. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Memories are killing. So you must not think of certain things, of those that are dear to you, or rather you must think of them, for if you don’t there is the danger of finding them, in your mind, little by little. - Samuel Beckett
If a man remembers what is right at the sign of profit, is ready to lay down his life in the face of danger, and does not forget sentiments he has repeated all his life when he has been in straitened circumstances for a long time, he may be said to be a complete man. - Confucius
I walk this road of flames and danger alone. To see the ocean of dreams. And drink from its endless freedom that flows though our vein's to be someone/something much more than human. - sequence kye kenneth young
Fear is wisdom in the face of danger. It is nothing to be ashamed of. - Sherlock Holmes ("Sherlock" TV series)
Over the years I've really believed when you think you're in danger, you are probably not and when you have no idea, you probably are. - Rodney Cocks
The untented Kosmos my abode,I pass, a wilful stranger:My mistress still the open roadAnd the bright eyes of danger. - R.L.S.
Is there anything courageous or brave about making the only possible choice that will save your life? When you're drowning, you grab any hand that's offered. To me, bravery is a spontaneous decision to save somebody else's life when your own is in danger. - Claire Sylvia
Courage in danger is half the battle.
As soon as there is life there is danger. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Danger past, God forgotten. - Scottish Proverb
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. - Michelangelo Buonarroti
To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can. - Sydney Smith
The Coward will run away from danger, only to strike in the dark. The Heroine will run through the dark, even though she knows the coward is waiting to strike. - David A. Cleinman
I wanted movement and not a calm course of existence. I wanted excitement and danger and the chance to sacrifice myself for my love. - Leo Tolstoy
To so many people, the Lord is in danger of being no more than a patron saint of our systematic theology instead of the Christ Who is our life. - W. Ian Thomas
Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show you a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood.
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. - Thucydides
These days grief seems like walking on a frozen river; most of the time he feels safe enough, but there is always that danger he will plunge through. - David Nicholls
Suspense doesn’t always have to be about physical danger. Making the reader worry is a universal concept that can be applied to any story. - Sandy Vaile
Whenever a nation or a group of people is devoid of light, catastrophe comes, calamity hits, there is danger everywhere. - Sunday Adelaja
The danger today is in believing there are no sick people, there is only a sick society. - Fulton J. Sheen
A wise person is like a lighthouse. We are looking for their lights and follow them when we are in danger. - Debasish Mridha
The greater the humiliation, the greater the accolades.The greater the opposition, the greater the triumph.The greater the pain, the greater the blessing.The greater the loss, the greater the gain.The greater the danger, the greater the glory. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To be a hero is to become a paradox. The very act of wanting to be a hero implies that you wish danger upon others in order to save them, for one cannot be a hero with needing someone to save. - Brandon Varnell
The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. - James Madison
Delay always breeds danger and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. - Miguel de Cervantes
No matter the difficulty, no matter the danger. He inspire them like no other since or before. - Arthur Flowers
Danger is real, fear is a choice - Will Smith
Whatever fate ordains, danger or hurt, or death predetermined, nothing can avert. - Theognis
Greed is mistaken nobility. Instead of robbing all the pain and hardship from people's lives and rescuing them from danger, greed robs provisions from providers. - Justin K. McFarlane Beau
men are undoubtedly more in danger from prosperity than from adversity. for when matters go smoothly, they flatter themselves, and are intoxicated by their success - John Calvin
Those who do not know the danger of wielding power will, before long, be ruled by it. - Twilight Princess
The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved. - Confucius
In order for people to be happy, sometimes they have to take risks. It's true these risks can put them in danger of being hurt. - Meg Cabot
By increasing the size of the keyhole, today's playwrights are in danger of doing away with the door. - Peter Ustinov
A curious part of the human psyche is that the moment that a person presumed to be in danger is discovered to be safe, everyone's anxiety turns into anger. - Monica Fairview
There is always danger for those who are afraid. - George Bernard Shaw
I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
May the Lord deliver us from every danger. - Lailah Gifty Akita
One of the greatest source of danger in life is to find the right path and stand on it. If you find the right way, run on it, don't stand on it. Something may be coming from behind; it will surely crush you when you are static. - Israelmore Ayivor
I believe that we are living in an unprecedented time of change. The real danger for society is that people resist, ignore or run away from massive changes in their lives and consequently do themselves long-term damage. - Adele Theron
The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. - Hermann Goering
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards. - Jean Paul Richter
Young children have no past. The old have no future. The rest are too busy with present. This time-tripod holds up the world. You ignore the importance of this interdependence of the three, the world as you know it is in danger of collapsing - R. N. Prasher
That's why for you, you have the right to be cruel to me. No matter how much you make me worry or how much danger you put me in, just as much as you like. But these are not enough 'compensation.' Even if I have to sacrifice my left over life for you, I would not utter a word of complaint. - Matsuri Hino
anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. - Anonymous
All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty. - L. Frank Baum
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security 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 exposure. - Helen Keller
To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can. - Og Mandino
These times of ours are series and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
He looked like a sexy ninja. Or a tiger ready to pounce on his prey. She just looked like she was sitting sideways on an invisible toilet. Curse the male species for making danger look so good! - Leia Shaw
Roof of your house is not your real roof; the walls of your house are not your real walls, your fists are not your real fists! Your real roof, your real wall, your real fist, your real shield is your right thinking! It is your right thinking that protects you from every danger! - Mehmet Murat ildan
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
I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. - Alexis de Tocqueville
You know that if I were reincarnated, I’d want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything. - William Faulkner
As the most powerful people in history, we have climbed to the top of the world food chain, so to speak. Facing not one single enemy or predator who poses to us any danger of consequence, we've found the only prey left: ourselves. - Gavin de Becker
They tended to look at his lips, for his transient gaze was dizzying, though the mouth, you see, the mouth was also a danger, for the teeth would do the unraveling. - Erica Alex
If its danger you seek, come on over. I covet tranquility but beget the tempest storm. - Donna Lynn Hope
The result is that the same generation is in danger of growing up with 170 terabytes of knowledge and information, but not more than a few bits of wisdom. - Sachin Kalbag
The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but that we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway."
Danger and delight grow on one stalk. - English Proverb
But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal impulses and preferences. - John Stuart Mill
But I assure you, a government that is willing to put their own children in danger, their own future, just to see their potential, is twisted. We do not grab babies, newborns, and throw them out of windows just to see if they sprout wings. - S. Elizabeth Dover
I don't much like assuming the tone of a moralist. But the danger of baobabs is so little recognized, and the risks run by anyone who might get lost on an asteroid are so considerable, that for once I am making an exception to my habitual reserve. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.
He who does not seek advice is a fool. His folly blinds him to Truth and makes him evil, stubborn, and a danger to his fellow men. - Kahlil Gibran
The danger of a dream is the courage to conquer. - Lailah Gifty Akita
It is not our fame or wealth that puts us in danger; it is our arrogance and egotism - M.F. Moonzajer
Although you and I have crossed each other, we two are destined by the heavens to be together. There will come a day when the two of us will join together to do great things. But until then, you must wait and endure any hardship and danger that may come your way. - Auliq Ice
I walk this road of flames and danger alone. To see the ocean of dreams. And drink from its endless freedom that flows though or vein's to be someone much more than human. - sequence kye kenneth young
Courage consists, not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing and conquering it. - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Rush to danger; wind up nowhere. - Morrissey
Anyone ever teach you to run away from danger Don’t be stupid Ellis. I open the door. That’s where all the fun is. - Addison Moore
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is. - Tennessee Williams
A woman is soft, kind, and loving. When you are in danger, she is always ready to sacrifice herself to save you. So never forget to respect her. - Debasish Mridha
Danger is real. Heartache is real. Fear is not. It’s a story we tell ourselves. - Brianna Wiest
Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice. - Will Smith
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. - Francis Quarles
In a race between danger and indecision, the difference between life and death comes down to confidence. Faith in our abilities, certainty in ourselves and the trust we put in others. - Emily Thorne
The fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication constitute a greater danger to the privacy of the individual. - Earl Warren
The wise man in the storm prays God not for safety from danger but for deliverance from fear. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. - Sir Winston Churchill
A certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward. - Jean Paul Richter
Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. - Miguel de Cervantes
Mountain climbers think of the mountain not of the danger. - Marty Rubin
Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books. - Karl Lagerfeld
When a man comes out of great danger, he is apt to be a little deaf to the call of duty. - John Buchan
When something is as fundamental as trust the danger is that everyone thinks they understand what it is and therefore fail to define it. - David Amerland
To be a hero is to become a paradox. The very act of wanting to be a hero implies that you wish danger upon others, for one cannot be a hero without needing someone to save. - Brandon Varnell
Being one’s true and honest self can often be dangerous; and poetry should always be a place where, if only between the pages, that danger and energy and fear and excitement and love can fizz and spark without ever threatening to burn something down. - Andrew McMillan
Never was anything great achieved without danger. - Niccolò Machiavelli
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. - Lord Acton
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger. - Euripides
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true! - Logan Pearsall Smith
Out of this nettle - danger - we pluck this flower - safety. - William Shakespeare
A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one. - Alexander Hamilton
One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Wherever there is danger, there lurks opportunity; wherever there is opportunity, there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. - Earl Nightingale
The great danger... in believing yourself especially chosen is that it becomes easy to view those who are not your people as God's especially unchosen.
He who has not first laid his foundations may be able with great ability to lay them afterwards, but they will be laid with trouble to the architect and danger to the building. - Niccolo Machiavelli
By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it. - Eliezer Yudkowsky
Cowards...cling to the hope that failure will never happen and may be sloppy in the face of danger - not because they don't acknowledge that it exists, but because they are just too afraid of it to look it in the eye. - Simon Sinek
With the earth firmly beneath our feet, we can approach what attracts us, and withdraw from what unnerves us. If there is real danger, we can run. Mobility means security, both physically and emotionally. Flying takes away our most basic way of regulating feelings. - Capt Tom Bunn LCSW
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. - Confucius
It is a promise which eminently deserves our observation that all who are united to Christ and acknowledge Him to be Christ and Mediator will remain to the end safe from all danger, for what is said of the body of the Church belongs to each of its members since they are one in Christ. - John Calvin
Mr Judge, Jury & Executioner of Micah Xavier Johnson‬ needs to go to jail as soon as possible he is a danger to civilized society. - Steven Magee
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell. - Augustine of Hippo
When we conquer without danger our triumph is without glory. - Pierre Corneille
So many people can now write competent stories that the short story is in danger of dying of competence. - Flannery O'Connor
Control your anger because it is just ONE Letter away from danger. - Auliq Ice
There is danger in both belief and unbelief. - Phaedrus
A danger foreseen is half-avoided. - Cheyenne Proverb
I think that the Communist Party as a political organization is of no danger to the United States. It has no following and has been disregarded by the American people for many, many years. - Robert F. Kennedy
Let it be told to the future world that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive, that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet it. - Barack Obama
ConnubialBecause with alarming accuracy she’d been identifying patterns I was unaware of—this tic, that tendency, like the way I've mastered the language of intimacy in order to conceal how I felt— I knew I was in danger of being terribly understood. - Stephen Dunn
For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief. - Sallust
It means little to anybody but us. We set store by kinfolk. We've our troubles from time to time, but when one of us is in danger, there'll be help from any who are around. - Louis L'Amour
The greatest danger in finding the right path often lies in here: The right path may look ugly and the wrong path may look beautiful! - Mehmet Murat ildan
To be a hero is to become a paradox. The very act of wanting to be a hero implies that you wish danger upon others, for one cannot be a hero with needing someone to save. - Brandon Varnell
Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger; a miracle may not save you...and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit. - The Talmud
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I cannot help, but when danger is at hand remember always that I am here to stand -- or fall -- with you. - Harry Stoker
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. - Sydney J. Harris
The Beta Male is seldom the strongest or the fastest, but because he can anticipate danger, he far outnumbers his Alpha Male competition. The world is led by Alpha Males, but the machinery of the world turns on the bearings of the Beta Male. - Christopher Moore
Seems like the world is spinning smooth without a bump or squeak except when love comes in. Then the whole machine just quits like a loud load of wash on imbalance--the buzzer singing to high heave, the danger light flashing. - Sandra Cisneros
Severability is an important concept in the context of the relations between this Court and Parliament; like 'reading down', it is an instrument of judicial restraint which reduces the danger of producing an overbroad judicial reaction to overbroad legislation. - Albie Sachs
There is danger that we lose sight of what our friend is absolutely, while considering what she is to us alone. - Henry David Thoreau
Danger past, God is forgotten. - Thomas Fuller
It is not an easy thing to be a woman and love with the whole heart: which men do not understand -- having many loves, and delighting in danger and war. - M.M. Kaye
To be a hero is to become a paradox. The very act of wanting to be a hero implies that you wish danger upon others in order to save them, for one cannot be a hero without needing someone to save. - Brandon Varnell
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity. - John F. Kennedy
Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not do, the danger is that we shall do nothing.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. - Helen Keller
The greatest danger to our future is apathy. - Jane Goodall
The day you give priority to bogus ethics over human reactions, you become a loser. Human reactions are priceless. Rules should never, ever stifle emotions. Tennis is a very human game facing a great danger that it will be strangulated in a cat's cradle of unnecessary or inhumane rules. - Ted Tinling
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything. - Friedrich Nietzsche
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