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As soon as there is life there is danger.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The most dangerous thing is illusion.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Stay out of the road, if you want to grow old.

Author: Pink Floyd

Profession:

The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.

Author: David Lloyd George (1863-1945)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.

Author: Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)

Profession: Spanish Philosopher, Writer

No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.

Author: Heraclitus

Profession: Greek Philosopher

In time of danger it is proper to be alarmed until danger be near at hand; but when we perceive that danger is near, we should oppose it as if we were not afraid.

Author: Hitopadesa

Profession: Sanskrit Fable From Panchatantra

Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?

Author: Thomas H. Huxley (1825-1895)

Profession: British Biologist, Educator

A person in danger should not try to escape at one stroke. He should first calmly hold his own, then be satisfied with small gains, which will come by creative adaptations.

Author: I Ching

Profession: Chinese Book of Changes

The responses of human beings vary greatly under dangerous circumstances. The strong man advances boldly to meet them head on. The weak man grows agitated. But the superior man stands up to fate, endures resolutely in his inner certainty If ignorant both

Author: I Ching

Profession: Chinese Book of Changes

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

Author: Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Profession: American Blind/Deaf Author, Lecturer, Amorist

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Profession: French Poet