Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Danger - Quotes

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

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

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

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

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 kind of man would live where there is no danger? I don't believe in taking foolish chances. But nothing can be accomplished by not taking a chance at all. - Charles Lindbergh

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

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