Danger Quotes

All our mortal lives are set in danger and perplexity: one day to prosper, and the next -- who knows? When all is well, then look for rocks ahead.-SOPHOCLES

He who fears dangers will not perish by them.-LEONARDO DA VINCI

At the approach of danger there are always two voices that speak with equal force in the heart of man: one very reasonably tells the man to consider the nature of the danger and the means of avoiding it; the other even more reasonable says that it is too painful and harassing to think of the danger, since it is not a man's power to provide for everything and escape from the general march of events; and that it is therefore better to turn aside from the painful subject till it has come, and to think of what is pleasant. In solitude a man generally yields to the first voice; in society to the second.-LEO TOLSTOY

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it.-CHARLES CALEB COLTON

It sometimes requires courage to fly from danger.-MARIA EDGEWORTH

He who keeps danger in mind will rest safely in his seat.-CONFUCIUS

Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gay colours that are but skin-deep.-MATTHEW HENRY

The fear we throw about danger is always as disproportionate as a paternal shirt on an infant.-AUSTIN O'MALLEY

Wisdom consists in being able to distinguish among dangers and make a choice of the least harmful.-NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI

Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, life wouldn't be worth living.-OSCAR WILDE

Nearly everything that was fun, of course, was also a little dangerous: riding roller coasters, skydiving, gambling, sex.-DEAN KOONTZ

We are generally either near or far from danger.-EDWARD COUNSEL

Life is dangerous. That's what makes it interesting.-JOHN TWELVE HAWKS

The secret of the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously!-FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

If you are ignorant enough, you can walk like a cat on the slippery roof-ridge of danger.-AUSTIN O'MALLEY

There are many dangers like comets--terrible indeed in their aspect to the vulgar, but of such a nature that the heavens may be seen through them by philosophers.-ARTHUR HELPS

Mystery magnifies danger as the fog the Sun.-CHARLES CALEB COLTON

You cannot catch a cub without going into the tiger's den.-CHINESE PROVERB

To be dexterous in danger is a virtue; but to court danger to show it, is weakness.-WILLIAM PENN

Danger is an aphrodisiac.-TOBSHA LEARNER

If we cling to the institution of Islam, then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it, so because of this we see now that many people are defending states, defending territories, defending everything institutional in the belief that they defend Islam.-Abdurrahman Wahid

The European model is in danger if we obliterate the principle of personal responsibility.-Jacques Delors

There is the danger of over preparation, of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most terrible thing you can imagine. We do have a very close association between costume and set designer, though. And the cameraman is very important, of course.-Terence Fisher

But you know, there's always a danger nowadays that films are gonna be brought up to Canada for budget reasons. And that's something that really concerns me.-Philip Kaufman

What's sad is that there is an addictive quality to that, to believing your own hype; to allowing yourself to become validated by others and no longer by yourself. That's the danger of celebrity.-Giovanni Ribisi

I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle, and the general intelligence which prevails over that country is such that I am sure there is no danger of a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the hearts of any considerable number of our people.-Alexander Mackenzie

When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it.-Gordon Sinclair

The sense of danger is never, perhaps, so fully apprehended as when the danger has been overcome.-Arthur Helps

But when one identifies the Church with a cultural and political bloc, there is the danger of making difficult the Church's contact with all those outside the bloc.-Karl Lehmann

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

General Sherman looked upon journalists as a nuisance and a danger at headquarters and in the field, and acted toward them accordingly, then as throughout his great war career.-Henry Villard

I believe we are in danger of being swamped by Asians.-Pauline Hanson

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

I wrote the original Mike Hammer as a comic, Mike Danger.-Mickey Spillane

I've got a chart here that shows our debt-to-GDP ratio. And while we did run deficits in the past, we now number our debt in trillions rather than in billions. And I think that represents a long-term danger, especially to the, the American dream.-Mark Kirk

The German Air Force was not sufficient to protect the sea crossing on its own. While the leading part of the forces might have landed, there was the danger that they might be cut off from supplies and reinforcements.-Gerd von Rundstedt

Know when to speak - for many times it brings danger, to give the best advice to kings.-Robert Herrick

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

A writer who is in a hurry to be understood today or tomorrow runs the danger of being misunderstood the day after tomorrow.-Johann G. Hamann

The biggest danger of Hollywood becoming a purely corporate town resides in the creative process.-Peter Bart

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

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

Able Danger consisted of approximately 20 direct individuals working for Special Forces in Tampa, Florida. The total amount of people working for Able Danger was 20.-Curt Weldon

Nevertheless, I do know that we are part of a danger zone, we have military operations in Afghanistan and we're training the Iraqi police force. The terrorists also have us in their sights.-Otto Schily

We must make every effort to neutralize this threat peacefully, but be ever mindful of the growing danger Iran poses not just to a safe and free America, but to our allies abroad.-Dave Reichert

The uncertainty of the danger belongs to the essence of terrorism.-Jurgen Habermas

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

The state is in danger of falling into disrepute due to the evidence of its inadequate resources.-Jurgen Habermas

There's a danger of the Internet just becoming loud, ugly and boring with a thousand voices screaming for attention.-Matt Drudge

Yes, it will go through the disciplines that all puppies go through including house training and puppy walking, then at twelve month old it the training becomes a lot more rigorous which has to be done carefully otherwise you are in danger of stressing the dog.-David Blunkett

Now we have a whole separate supplier of data for Able Danger who's verifying that same information.-Curt Weldon

We need not renounce the use of conventional force. We will be ready to repel any clear and present danger that poses a genuine threat to our national security and survival.-Theodore C. Sorensen

We know the threats - from global terrorist networks to the spread of deadly weapons. Yet we also know that embedded in this time of danger is the promise of a new day, if we have the courage and commitment to work together.-Valerie Jarrett

Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner, in single file, instead of sprawling all across the road and being of no use or support to each other in case of sudden trouble or danger.-Kenneth Grahame

Democracy is an extraordinary adventure. It's difficult, full of daring and risk and danger. But it's the greatest gift we have.-Jon Voight

I get to do the most amazing things. We call it Host in Peril quite often, because people love to see me risk my life or be in danger.-Rick Mercer

What I think is interesting is that the more you do, you have to invent a book of rules of what you can do and what you can't do. And the very real danger is that if your book of rules becomes a book of cliches.-Adrian Lyne

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

I myself had to grow a longer beard and Afghan clothes. I was in danger of being kidnapped by smugglers, though I didn't know it at the time.-Mohsen Makhmalbaf

There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism.-Henry George

That's the thing with sci-fi and action roles. You have to play the danger as real. If you don't, you end up with egg on your face. You have to commit. You can't think about how stupid it might look without the special effects.-Victoria Pratt

The sovereign state has in our times become a lethal danger to human civilization because technical developments enable it to employ an infinite number and variety of means of destruction.-Christian Lous Lange

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

But it is well to remember that we are dealing with nations every one of which has a direct individual interest to serve, and there is grave danger in an unshared idealism.-Henry Cabot Lodge

Protectionism is a very real danger. It is understandable that in times of a severe downturn protectionist pressures mount but the lessons of history are clear. If we give in to protectionist pressures, we will only send the world into a downward spiral.-Manmohan Singh

The Hussein regime's support for terrorism, within and outside of its borders, its appetite for the world's most dangerous weapons, and its openly declared hostility to the United States were a combination that was a gathering and growing danger to our country.-Jim Gerlach

 

The danger of that - and there's a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of - is that you become so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic experience that the listener has to get.-Leo Ornstein

I went to my son's graduation this weekend, and I heard a great quote I've never heard before from Albert Einstein. It was that the greatest danger to the world is not the bad people but it's the good people who don't speak out.-Hamilton Jordan

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

It is very difficult to get legislation passed. But then the danger always is that you have no power at all if you do not exercise constant power.-Major Owens

I thank all of those deputies who supported the government and gave it a vote of confidence. I believe each of those votes represents a responsible decision to avoid placing our country's membership of the eurozone in danger.-Lucas Papademos

The scenarios of biological or chemical warfare painted in detail by the American media during the months after September 11 only betray the inability of the government to determine the magnitude of the danger.-Jurgen Habermas

The danger in media concentration comes not from the concentration, but instead from the feudalism that this concentration, tied to the change in copyright, produces.-Lawrence Lessig

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

On 'Into The Wild' I spent months risking my life and on 'Speed Racer' I spent 60 days acting in front of a green screen. No danger to my physical self, but I sure had to use my imagination.-Emile Hirsch

In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort. If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger, hard work and iron resolution.-Wendell Willkie

With the success of the last three or so years, when a lot of people start treating you differently, there's a danger that you may start to think of yourself differently. You rely on your friends to say, 'Hey, wake up!'-David Schwimmer

We're going to break a story that there are people on the staff on the 9-11 Commission that didn't want the 9-11 Commissioners to know the details of Able Danger because of the potential to embarrass those commissioners.-Curt Weldon

But there is another danger besetting your path. I mean the error of regarding your own capacities instead of your work, of putting self-consciousness in place of God.-Joseph Barber Lightfoot

If we notice a few errors in the work of a proven master, we may and even will often be correct; if we believe, however, that he is completely and utterly mistaken, we are in danger of missing his entire concept.-Franz Grillparzer

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.-Mother Teresa

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. Never run away from anything. Never!-Winston Churchill

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.-Confucius

We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.-Ronald Reagan

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.-John F. Kennedy

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.-John F. Kennedy

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.-Friedrich Nietzsche

He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.-Benjamin Franklin

It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.-Nelson Mandela

A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.-Vince Lombardi

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter's honor.-Ernest Hemingway

As soon as there is life there is danger.-Ralph Waldo Emerson