Quotes of Danger

“ A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards. ”

- Jean Paul Richter

“ The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ 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. ”

- Israel Zangwill

“ Delay always breeds danger; and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. ”

- Miguel de Cervantes

“ Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection. ”

- Agnetha Faltskog

“ The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. ”

- Michelangelo

“ If we survive danger, it steels our courage more than anything else. ”

- Reinhold Niebuhr

“ The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal — well-meaning but without understanding. ”

- Justice Louis D. Brandeis

“ Virtue is not the absense of vices or the avoidance of moral dangers; virtue is a vivid and separate ting, like pain or a particular smell. - Tremendous Trifles. ”

- G. K. Chesterton

“ During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk. ”

- Soren Kierkegaard

“ Danger — if you meet it promptly and without flinching — you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! ”

- Winston Churchill

“ There is danger in reckless change; but greater danger in blind conservatism. ”

- Henry George

“ 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

“ The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society. ”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

“ Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. ”

- Lord Acton

“ Boldness is ever blind, for it sees not dangers and inconveniences whence it is bad in council though good in execution. ”

- Francis Bacon

“ 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. ”

- Louisa May Alcott

“ I find we are growing serious, and then we are in great danger of being dull. ”

- William Congreve

“ Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun, the hand that warned Belshazzar derived its horrifying effect from the want of a body. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Napoleon affords us an example of the danger of elevating one's self to the absolute, and sacrificing everything to the carrying out of an idea. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ She feared no danger, for she knew no sin. ”

- John Dryden

“ Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy. ”

- John Dewey

“ The torment of precautions often exceeds often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny. ”

- Napoleon Bonaparte

“ The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. ”

- Edmund Burke

“ To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and shrinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can. ”

- Sydney Smith

“ We can never be certain of our courage until we have faced danger. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it means danger, revolution, anarchy. ”

- Henry Miller

“ When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters — one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. ”

- John F. Kennedy
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