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Law 28
Enter Action With Boldness

If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will
infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you
commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold;
no one honors the timid.
Robert Greene

You cannot pluck roses without fear of thorns, nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.
Benjamin Franklin

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts.
Edmund Burke

A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Japanese proverb

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 cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger.
Francois La Rochefoucauld

There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.
Robert A. Heinlein

There's an inherent danger in letting people think that they have perfected something. When
they believe they've "nailed it," most people tend to sit back and rest on their laurels while
countless others will be labouring furiously to better their work.
Sir Richard Branson

There's nothing so comfortable as a small bankroll. A big one is always in danger.
Wilson Mizner

When you start to live outside yourself, it's all dangerous.
Ernest Hemingway

The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward
who deserts in the hour of danger.
Andrew Jackson

He who turns aside avoids danger.
French proverb

They say we're 98 per cent water. That means if you drink one glass of water, you're in
grave danger of drowning.
Steven Wright

I like Chris Rock. He's dangerous.
Mel Brooks

It is a curious fact about the British Islanders, who hate drill and have not been invaded for a
nearly thousand years, that as danger comes nearer and grows they become progressively
less nervous; when it is imminent they are fierce, when it is mortal they are fearless.
Sir Winston Churchill

Biggest profits mean gravest risks.
Chinese proverb

The first two facts which a healthy boy or girl feels about sex are these: First that it is
beautiful and then that it is dangerous.
G. K. Chesterton

The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything, or nothing.
Nancy Astor

One can say this in general of men: they are ungrateful, disloyal, insincere and deceitful,
timid of danger and avid of profit. Love is a bond of obligation that these miserable creatures
break whenever it suits them to do so; but fear holds them fast by a dread of punishment
that never passes.
Niccolo Machiavelli

A Chinese proverb compares friends to the jaws and teeth of of a dangerous animal; if you 
are not careful, you will find them chewing you up.
Robert Greene

Quiet dogs and still water are dangerous.
German proverb

To all those who lead monotonous lives in the hope that they may experience at second
hand the delights and dangers of adventure.
Agatha Christie

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to
attack them.
Thomas Aquinas

Lying is like trying to hide in a fog: If you move about you're in danger of bumping your head
against the truth, and as soon as the fog blows off, you are gone anyhow.
Josh Billings

Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous
than songwriters who celebrate sexuality.
Frank Zappa

There is nothing more intoxicating than victory, and nothing more dangerous.
Robert Greene

Ideas are dangerous, but the man to whom they are least dangerous is the man of ideas. He
is acquainted with ideas, and moves among them like a lion-tamer.
G. K. Chesterton

There's danger in delay.
American proverb

Danger is a biologic necessity, like dreams. If you face death, for that time, for the period of
direct confrontation, you are immortal.
William S. Burroughs

Size isn't everything. The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
Bill Vaughan

If you convey to a woman that something ought to be done, there is always a dreadful danger
that she will suddenly do it.
G. K. Chesterton

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