Dangerous Quotes

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and when the necessity is survival she can be one mean mother, but it's her child invention that's the real dangerous one.

Darien Fawkes

In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Guantanamo allows us to secure dangerous detainees without the risk of escape, while at the same time providing us with valuable intelligence information on how best to proceed in the war against terror and prevent future attacks.

Jim Ryun

Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is worth more.

Jean de la Fontaine

No errors of opinion can possibly be dangerous in a country where opinion is left free to grapple with them

William Gilmore Simms

Virtues are dangerous as vices insofar as they are allowed to rule over one as authorities and not as qualities one develops oneself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.

George Bernard Shaw

It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief

George Bernard Shaw

Generally speaking, the errors in religion are dangerous; those in philosophy only ridiculous

David Hume

For the first time in history, sex is more dangerous than the cigarette afterward.

Jay Leno

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all.

Elbert Hubbard

I have found that a large percentage of the population operates under a dangerous illusion - the illusion that the world's problems are too big and too complex for one individual to make a difference. But I believe one person can make a difference. My dad always told me, 'We're here to inspire each other, to bring out the best in each other, and the only way we can do that is to care about each other.'

Ray Gatchalian

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.

T.E. Lawrence 1888

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.

T.E. Lawrence 1888

Sadly, Halloween, with our good-natured attempts to protect the little ones, from the increasingly dangerous traffic and the increasingly sick adults, has become and utter bore.

Lauren Springer

Don't play for safety. It's the most dangerous thing in the world.

Hugh Walpole

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

Thomas Henry Huxley

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

Mark Twain

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.

Albert Einstein

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.

T.E. Lawrence

In some causes silence is dangerous; so if any know of conspiracies against their country or king, or any that might greatly prejudice their neighbor, they ought to discover it.

Saint Ambrose

Unless the Security Council is restored to its pre-eminent position as the sole source of legitimacy on the use of force, we are on a dangerous path to anarchy.

Kofi Atta Annan

To shut our eyes to the part that John Smith plays in the perpetuation of unworkable policies, in building up the forces of which he becomes the victim, is to perpetuate his victimization. The only means by which he can be liberated from the evil power of organized minorities is by making him aware of the nature of the impulses and motives to which the exploiters so successfully appeal. If such phenomena as nationalism, for instance, can assume forms that are gravely dangerous, it is because the nationalist appeal finds response in deep human impulses, instincts, in psychological facts which we must face.

Sir Norman Angell

Usually, even a non-Christian knows something about the earth, the heavens, and the other elements of this world, about the motion and orbit of the stars and even their size and relative positions, about the predictable eclipses of the sun and moon, the cycles of the years and the seasons, about the kinds of animals, shrubs, stones, and so forth, and this knowledge he hold to as being certain from reason and experience. Now, it is a disgraceful and dangerous thing for an infidel to hear a Christian, presumably giving the meaning of Holy Scripture, talking nonsense on these topics; and we should take all means to prevent such an embarrassing situation, in which people show up vast ignorance in a Christian and laugh it to scorn. The shame is not so much that an ignorant individual is derided, but that people outside the household of faith think our sacred writers held such opinions, and, to the great loss of those for whose salvation we toil, the writers of our Scripture are criticized and rejected as unlearned men. If they find a Christian mistaken in a field which they themselves know well and hear him maintaining his foolish opinions about our books, how are they going to believe those books in matters concerning the resurrection of the dead, the hope of eternal life, and the kingdom of heaven, when they think their pages are full of falsehoods and on facts which they themselves have learnt from experience and the light of reason? Reckless and incompetent expounders of Holy Scripture bring untold trouble and sorrow on their wiser brethren when they are caught in one of their mischievous false opinions and are taken to task by those who are not bound by the authority of our sacred books. For then, to defend their utterly foolish and obviously untrue statements, they will try to call upon Holy Scripture for proof and even recite from memory many passages which they think support their position, although they understand neither what they say nor the things about which they make assertion.

St. Augustine of Hippo

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