Danger quotes page 4
Without danger we cannot get beyond danger.
Dangers which are warded off by effective precaution and foresight are never even
Sir Winston Churchill
It is a mistake always to contemplate the good and ignore the evil, because by making people
neglectful it lets in disaster. There is a dangerous optimism of ignorance and indifference.
Life in the universe will cease to be possible when the universe becomes cold, dark and
empty in about 15 billion years. But the real danger is that the human race will destroy itself
under a much shorter timescale. To have a chance of longterm survival we will have to
spread out into space.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.
I dare say that if I knew him I should not be his friend at all. It is a very dangerous thing to
know one's friends.
Investing is fun, exciting, and dangerous if you don't do any work.
The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost,
Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration,
politics without God, heaven without hell.
Delays in love are dangerous.
People crushed by law, have no hopes but from power. If laws are their enemies, they will
be enemies to laws; and those who have much to hope and nothing to lose, will always be
Religious and philosophical beliefs are, indeed, as dangerous as fire, and nothing can take from
them that beauty of danger.
G. K. Chesterton
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.
The danger past, our vows are soon forgotten.
It can be very dangerous to see things from somebody else's point of view without the proper
Too much luck is dangerous.
I will not say I like danger, but I like life to be hazardous, and I want to demand at every
moment the whole of my courage, my happiness, my health.
Men are so unwilling to displease a prince, that it is as dangerous to inform him right, as to
serve him wrong.
Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of
humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
The more danger, the more honor.
Our difficulties and our dangers will not be removed by closing our eyes to them.
Sir Winston Churchill
Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not
go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists
very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this
danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.
G. K. Chesterton
The cell phone people say there's absolutely no danger from cell phone radiation. Boy, it
didn't take those tobacco executives long to find new jobs, did it?
Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are
the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.
Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring.
No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.
Would you learn the secret of the sea? Only those who brave its dangers, comprehend its
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.
Jean de La Fontaine
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.
In time of danger it is proper to be alarmed until danger be near at hand; but when we
perceive that danger is near, we should oppose it as if we were not afraid.
Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Miguel de Cervantes
No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good
John Mason Brown