Sensing Danger

Sunday, July 15, 2018 – Sensing Danger

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. ~ John Adams

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. ~ Charles A. Beard

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. ~ Albert Einstein

There’s nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place. ~ Banksy

No one is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart: for his purity, by definition, is unassailable. ~ James Baldwin, Nobody Knows My Name

Bad men with smiles are the most dangerous kind. ~ C. M. Hayden

It is dangerous to be right, when the government is wrong. ~ Voltaire

In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion. ~ Denis Diderot

There’s never been a true war that wasn’t fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous. ~ Neil Gaiman

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. ~ Primo Levi

You know we are living in dangerous time when the act of kindness is revered as an act of heroism. ~ Micheline Jean Loui

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Does a sick society get so used to its illness that it can’t remember being well? What if the memory is too dangerous for the people who like things the way they are? ~ Neal Shusterman

When in danger or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout. ~ Herman Wouk

An interval of meditation, serious and grateful, was the best corrective of everything dangerous. ~ Jane Austen, Persuasion

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. ~ T. E. Lawrence

Fashion is ephemeral, dangerous and unfair. ~ Karl Lagerfeld

The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Expectations are dangerous when they are both too high and unformed. ~ Lionel Shriver

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. ~ Samuel Johnson

The man of thought who will not act is ineffective; the man of action who will not think is dangerous. ~ Richard M. Nixon

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold. ~ George Bernard Shaw

There is always danger for those who are afraid. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters. ~ David Gerrold

A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind. Who knows who might be the target of a well-read man? ~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. ~ Oscar Wilde

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous. ~ Alfred Adler

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

I only fear danger where I want to fear it. ~ Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

One cannot answer for his courage when he has never been in danger. ~ François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. ~ Alexandre Dumas

Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening. ~ Gertrude Stein

Cheap little rhymes / A cheap little tune / Are sometimes as dangerous / As a sliver of the moon. ~ Langston Hughes

We sail in leaky bottoms and on great and perilous waters; and to take a cue from the dolorous old naval ballad, we have heard the mer-maidens singing, and know that we shall never see dry land any more. Old and young, we are all on our last cruise. If there is a fill of tobacco among the crew, for God’s sake pass it round, and let us have a pipe before we go! ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. ~ Edward Abbey