Friday, 10 August 2012

Danger

A danger foreseen is half avoided. - Thomas Fuller

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

Danger is an aphrodisiac. - Tobsha Learner

Danger was the grindstone on which the swordsman whetted his spirit. - Eiji Yoshikawa

Danger, the spur of all great minds. - George Chapman 

Fear of danger is ten thousand times more terrifying than danger itself. - Daniel Defoe

Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murders. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls. - Victor Hugo

He is most free from danger, who, even when safe, is on his guard. - Publilius Syrus

He who shares the danger ought to share the prize. - Aesop 

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

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. - Charles Caleb Colton

It sometimes requires courage to fly from danger. - Maria Edgeworth

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

Our courage is greater to dare a visible than an imagined danger. A visible danger rouses our energies to meet or avert it; a fancied peril appeals from its presenting nothing to be resisted. Thus, a panic is, usually, a sudden going over to the enemy of our imagination. All is then lost, for we have not only to fight against that enemy, but our imagination as well. - Christian Nestell Bovee

Some dangers are to be courted – courted and braved as a coy mistress is to be wooed, with all the more vigour as the day makes against us. - Christian Nestell Bovee

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. - Alfred Adler

The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly. - Jawaharlal Nehru

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

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

We hope all danger may be overcome; but to conclude that no danger may ever arise would itself be extremely dangerous. - Abraham Lincoln

What seems dangerous often is not – black snakes, for example, or clear-air turbulence. While things that just lie there ... are loaded with jeopardy. - Amy Hempel

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavouring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger. - Mark Rutherford

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