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  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
  • Pierre Corneille
    Pierre Corneille
    French playwright 1606-1684
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    A Victory without danger is a triumph without glory.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing it, and conquering it.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    If there were only one religion in England there would be danger of despotism, if there were two, they would cut each other's throats, but there are thirty, and they live in peace and happiness.
  • Lord Acton
    Lord Acton
    British historian 1834-1902
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    The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
  • Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    French politician anarchist, economist and sociologist 1809-1865
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    A common danger tends to concord. Communism is the exploitation of the strong by the weak. In Communism, inequality comes from placing mediocrity on a level with excellence.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
  • Andrew William Mellon
    Andrew William Mellon
    American banker and businessman 1855-1937
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    A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.
  • Ching I
    Ching I
    Ancient Chinese text
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    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.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
  • Vince Lombardi
    Vince Lombardi
    American football player 1913-1970
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    A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
  • Sir Philip Sidney
    Sir Philip Sidney
    British Author, Courtier 1554-1586
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    A true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.
  • Cyril Connolly
    Cyril Connolly
    British criticus 1903-1974
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    A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious ''retreat'' of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.
    Source: Out of the Silent Planet (1938) Hyoi, p. 76
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