Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life.
No human beings more dangerous than those who have suffered for a belief: the great persecutors are recruited from the martyrs not quite beheaded. Far from diminishing the appetite for power, suffering exasperates it.
He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Learning without thinking is useless. Thinking without learning is dangerous.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
There is far more danger in a public monopoly than there is in a private monopoly, for when government goes into business it can always shift its losses to the taxpayer. The Government never really goes into business, for it never makes ends meet, and that is the first requisite of business. It just mixes a little business with a lot of politics, and no one ever gets a chance to find out what is actually going on.
There is far more danger in public than in private monopoly, for when Government goes into business it can always shift its losses to the taxpayers. Government never makes ends meet-and that is the first requisite of business.
I firmly believe that the army of persons who urge greater and greater centralization of authority and greater and greater dependence upon the federal treasury are really more dangerous to our form of government than any external threat that can possibly be arrayed against us.
In a letter to Rep. Gwinn declaring opposition to a bill on federal aid for education (June 13, 1949)
The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.
I sincerely believe ... that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
There are two kinds of wars of expediency: first, where a powerful state undertakes to acquire natural boundaries for commercial and political reasons; secondly, to lessen the power of a dangerous rival or to prevent his aggrandizement. These last are wars of intervention; for a state will rarely singly attack a dangerous rival: it will endeavor to form a coalition for that purpose.
Art of War. Originally published in 1862.
Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it...It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Strength to Love, 1963
The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous toy.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.
The will to believe is perhaps the most powerful but certainly the most dangerous human attribute.
Don’t shed a tear for me, nigga I ain’t happy here, I hope they bury me and send me to my rest, headlines reading murdered to death, my last breath.
I heard a rumor I died, Murdered in cold blood dramatized, Pictures of me in my final state, You know mama cried, But that was fiction, Some coward got the story twisted, Like I no longer existed, Mysteriously missin’, I’m known worldwide, baby, I ain’t hard to find.
Of all the delights of this world man cares most for sexual intercourse. He will go any length for it-risk fortune, character, reputation, life itself. and what do you think he has done? He has left it out of his heaven! Prayer takes its place.
...the human being, like the immortals, natually places sexual intercourse far and away above all other joys -- yet he has left it out of his heaven! The very thought of it excites him; opportunity sets him wild; in this state he will risk life, reputation, everything -- even his queer heaven itself -- to make good that opportunity and ride it to the overwhelming climax. From youth to middle age all men and all women prize copulation above all other pleasures combined, yet it actually as I have said: it is not in their heaven; prayer takes its place.
Letters from the Earth
I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.
Human imagination thrives in the United States; we entice everyone to our shores by its magical lure.
Imagine: What America Could Be in the 21st Century (2000)
video meliora proboque, deteriora sequor
I see and approve the better course, but I follow the worse.
Pretty much all the drugs I prescribe are addictive and dangerous.
House. By Dr. Gregory House.
I can't decide which is riskier; taking crazy risks, or taking advice on crazy risks from a crazy risk taker.
House, Last Resort. By Dr. Gregory House.