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Wilson MiznerI want a priest, a rabbi and a Protestant minister. I want to hedge my bets.

—  Wilson Mizner, 1876-1913, American playwright

     (on his deathbed)

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William G.T. SheddA ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

—  William G.T. Shedd, 1820-1894, American Presbyterian theologian

H.L. MenckenThe average man does not want to be free. he simply wants to be safe.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

Benjamin FranklinThose who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Sun TzuVictorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

—  Sun Tzu, c. 5th cent. BC, Chinese general & military strategist

Andy WarholSecurity breeds stagnation.

—  Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, American artist

Oscar WildePeople who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Peter DruckerThe one man to distrust, however, is the man who never makes a mistake, never commits a blunder, never fails in what he tries to do. He is either a phony, or he stays with the safe, the tried, and the trivial.

—  Peter Drucker, 1909–2005, Austrian management guru

Lyndon JohnsonI'd rather have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.

—  Lyndon Johnson, 1908-1973, American President [1963-1969]

     (about Edgar J Hoover)

Dwight EisenhowerIf you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Dwight EisenhowerWe will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.

—  Dwight Eisenhower, 1890-1969, American general & President

Calvin CoolidgeThere is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.

—  Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, American President [1923-1929]

Marcel ProustPeople wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

William ShakespeareI would give all my fame for a pot of ale, and safety.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Henry V


Latin Quotes

Latin proverbThe beaten path is the safe path.

Via trita, via tuta.

—  Latin proverb

JuvenalWho will guard the guards?

Quis costodiet ipsos custodies?

—  Juvenal, 1st-2nd cent. AD, Roman satiric poet


Funny Quotes

Steven WrightWhy don't they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff?

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian

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Phyllis DillerYou know you're old when your walker has an airbag.

—  Phyllis Diller, 1917 - 2012, American comedian


Proverbs

English proverbDon't put all your eggs in one basket.

—  English proverb

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English proverbBetter the devil you know than the devil you don't know.

—  English proverb

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English proverbBetter safe than sorry.

—  English proverb

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English proverbA bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

—  English proverb

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American proverbA bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

—  American proverb

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Dutch proverbDon't throw away your old shoes until you have got new ones.

—  Dutch proverb

French proverbNever leave the certain for the uncertain.

—  French proverb

International proverbGive the devil his due.

—  International proverb

English proverbDon't burn your bridges behind you.

—  English proverb










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