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The greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory.
Napoleon Bonaparte

You are permitted in time of great danger to walk with the devil until you have crossed the
bridge.
Bulgarian proverb

There is no greater danger than underestimating your opponent.
Lao Tzu

Women and their wills are dangerous ills.
English proverb

The challenge of modern freedom, or the combination of isolation and freedom which
confronts you, is to make yourself up. The danger is that you may emerge from the process
as a not-entirely-human creature.
Saul Bellow

Nothing great was ever achieved without danger.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Men in business are in as much danger from those at work under them as from those that
work against them.
George Savile

Danger past and God forgotten.
Scottish proverb

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, After Earth

Life can be magnificent and overwhelming - that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love,
or danger it would almost be easy to live.
Albert Camus

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
George Bernard Shaw

The danger of an adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort.
Paulo Coelho

In the world of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
Robert G. Ingersoll

There are two types of risk in life: the danger of trying and danger of not trying. That is to
say, there is always risk, no matter how you may try to avoid it or protect yourself. Let's say
you are interested in dating someone. It's a gamble just to call and ask the person out. You
might be turned down. But what if you don't try? After all, this wonderful person might say
yes.
Nick Vujicic

Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result.
Sir Winston Churchill

A half-learned physician is a danger to life, and a half-learned mullah is a danger to faith.
Arabic proverb

Men like to barbecue. Men will cook if danger is involved.
Rita Rudner

The danger of asteroid or comet impact is one of the best reasons for getting into space...
I'm very fond of quoting my friend Larry Niven: "The dinosaurs became extinct because they
didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space
program, it'll serve us right!"
Arthur C. Clarke

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw

A danger foreseen is half-avoided.
Cheyenne proverb

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

The fire which is screened by elders is not dangerous.
African proverb, Bemba

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Oscar Wilde

Two kinds of people are good at foreseeing danger: those who have learned at their own
expense, and the clever people who learn a great deal at the expense of others.
Baltasar Gracian

The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.
Henry Ward Beecher

It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to
interpret what you're reading.
Mike Tyson

Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage,
the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.
Erma Bombeck

The greater the power the more dangerous the abuse.
Edmund Burke

Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.
Karl Lagerfeld

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for
himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes
to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable.
H. L. Mencken

The lone sheep is in danger of the wolf.
American proverb

We used to say in the White House that if a place is too dangerous, too small or too poor,
send the First Lady.
Hillary Clinton

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
Victor Hugo

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