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Danger Quotes

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)

Profession: Greek Fabulist

Every man is his own chief enemy.

Author: Anacharsis (600 BC)

Profession: Scythian Philosopher

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.

Author: Clara Barton (1821-1912)

Profession: American Humanitarian

Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring.

Author: Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

Profession: British Nonconformist Theologian

The most dangerous people are the ignorant.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one's own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.

Author: Bhagavad Gita

Profession: Sanskrit Poem Incorporated Into the Mahabharata

No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause.

Author: John Mason Brown (1800-1859)

Profession: American Militant Abolitionist

Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

Danger, the spur of all great minds.

Author: George Chapman (1557-1634)

Profession: British Dramatist, Translator, Poet

Danger -- if you meet it promptly and without flinching -- you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Nothing is so exhilarating in life as to be shot at with no result.

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

To conquer without danger is to conquer without glory.

Author: Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)

Profession: French Dramatist

We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.

Author: Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)

Profession: French Dramatist

However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.

Author: Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)

Profession: British Psychologist