Quotes with fatal
Religious discord has lost her sting; the cumbrous weapons of theological warfare are antiquated: the field of politics supplies the alchymists of our times with materials of more fatal explosion, and the butchers of mankind no longer travel to another world for instruments of cruelty and destruction.
Oration at Plymouth (December 22, 1802)
To have time was at once the most magnificent and the most dangerous of experiments. Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
A Happy Death (1971)
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Nothing is so fatal to the progress of the human mind as to suppose that our views of science are ultimate; that there are no mysteries in nature; that our triumphs are complete, and that there are no new worlds to conquer.
And they talked about the mediocrity of provincial life, so suffocating, so fatal to all noble dreams.
Madame Bovary (1857)
Beware of that frequently fatal gift, versatility. Many a person misses being a great man by splitting into two middling ones. Universality is the ignis fatuus which has deluded to ruin many a promising mind. In attempting to gain a knowledge of half a hundred subjects it has mastered none.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Nobody dies nowadays of fatal truths: there are too many antidotes to them.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Conquest of Happiness (1930)