Public Safety

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – Public Safety

The safety of the people shall be the highest law. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. ~ H. L. Mencken

Education is our only political safety. Outside of this ark all is deluge. ~ Horace Mann

There is always safety in valor. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace… on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety. ~ William Drummond

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, then neither persons nor property will be safe. ~ Frederick Douglass

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

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

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

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

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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

Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct. Even the ardent love of liberty will, after a time, give way to its dictates. ~ Alexander Hamilton

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. ~ Tacitus

We shall listen, not lecture; learn, not threaten. We will enhance our safety by earning the respect of others and showing respect for them. In short, our foreign policy will rest on the traditional American values of restraint and empathy, not on military might. ~ Theodore C. Sorensen

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

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety. ~ Ben Hecht

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

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

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

It is quite amazing how hard the subconscious works when it is made to understand that this life is not a rehearsal, there is no safety net and no assurance of any final closure. It is also quite appalling to realize how catatonic the imagination can become when we hedge our bets, opt for the safer direction at every fork in the path. ~ John Burdett

It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth’s dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests. ~ H. P. Lovecraft

The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. ~ H. L. Mencken

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety. ~ Aeschylus

There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person. ~ Jane Austen

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor. ~ Horatio Nelson

If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain. ~ William Howard Taft

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

Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition. ~ James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room

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

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

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

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

A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. ~ John Stuart Mill

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

If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart. ~ Edmund Wilson

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

Music is a safe kind of high. ~ Jimi Hendrix

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

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

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

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

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. ~ Aesop

If a man is alive, there is always danger that he may die, though the danger must be allowed to be less in proportion as he is dead – and – alive to begin with. A man sits as many risks as he runs. ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden

There is safety in the very heart of danger. ~ Vincent van Gogh