The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.
Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life.
The casual conversational tone of a blog is what makes it particularly dangerous.
Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like a shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.
Feelings are not supposed to be logical. Dangerous is the man who has rationalized his emotions.
The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy.
One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve.
The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.
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 their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life."
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 their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
A fool who, after plain warning, persists in dosing himself with dangerous drugs should be free to do so, for his death is a benefit to the race in general.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
The common dogma is fear of modern knowledge, inability to cope with the fast change in a scientific-technological society, and the real breakdown in apparent moral order in recent years.... That is why hate is the major fuel, fear is the cement of the movement, and superstitious ignorance is the best defence against the dangerous new knowledge. ... When you bring up arguments that cast serious doubts on their cherished beliefs you are not simply making a rhetorical point, you are threatening their whole Universe and their immortality. That provokes anger and quite frequently violence. ... Unfortunately you cannot reason with them and you even risk violence in confronting them. Their numbers will decline only when society stabilizes, and adapts to modernity
Influencing people is dangerous. Their acts and thoughts become your illegitimate children. You can't get away from them and Heaven knows what they mayn't grow up into.
The most dangerous moment for a bad government is when it begins to reform
A little government involvement is just as dangerous as a lot -because the first leads inevitably to the second
The drug is really quite a remarkably safe one for humans, although it
is really quite a dangerous one for mice and they should not use it.
Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy
The ignorant classes are the dangerous classes.
For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.