Sunday, November 22, 2015 – Public Safety

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. ~ Frederick Douglass

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. ~ Maya Angelou

The coward only threatens when he is safe. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built. ~ Abraham Lincoln

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Music is a safe kind of high. ~ Jimi Hendrix

Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions. ~ James Madison

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion. ~ Thomas Jefferson

A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. ~ Grace Hopper

Shopping in Thailand is super cheap and generally high quality. Bangkok is also safe. If you see anybody wearing camouflage holding a machete, don’t be scared. They sell coconuts. ~ Bobby Lee

The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences. ~ Ruth Benedict

Before a man speaks it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks, it is seldom necessary to assume it. ~ H. L. Mencken

For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest, that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end. ~ H. L. Mencken

We humans are hard to deal with. We are a loud, complex and demanding bunch. Often, we are best dealt with from a safe distance and for only brief periods of time. This could be why a lot of marriages fail. ~ Henry Rollins

A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. ~ Adlai Stevenson

The most insignificant people are the most apt to sneer at others. They are safe from reprisals. And have no hope of rising in their own self esteem but by lowering their neighbors. ~ William Hazlitt

When you’re safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you’re having an adventure you wish you were safe at home. ~ Thornton Wilder

The streets are safe in Philadelphia; it’s only the people that make them unsafe. ~ Frank Rizzo

I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighborhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He that’s secure is not safe. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Security is an attempt to try to make the universe static so that we feel safe. ~ Anne Wilson Schaef

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. ~ Edmund Burke

If I have to beat you up to keep you safe, that’s just what I’ll do. It’s this kind of regard for others that makes me believe I’d be a good politician. ~ Jarod Kintz

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Southern character is opposed to haste. Safety is of more worth than speed, and there is no hurry. ~ Maria Mitchell

There is much good luck in the world, but it is luck. We are none of us safe. We are children, playing or quarrelling on the line. ~ E. M. Forster