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John KennedyWhen written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters: one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

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Friedrich NietzscheVivere pericolosamente.

To live dangerously.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

     (the phrase in its Italian version was popularized by Mussolini)

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NapoleonThe greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Winston ChurchillDanger: if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Winston ChurchillNothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Albert EinsteinOur entire much-praised technological progress, and civilization generally, could be compared to an axe in the hand of a pathological criminal.

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

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

—  Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German-Jewish physicist

Friedrich NietzscheThe sick are the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

Friedrich NietzscheThe true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.

—  Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher

William ShakespeareYond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much: such men are dangerous.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Julius Caesar

Niccolò MachiavelliNever was anything great achieved without danger.

—  Niccolò Machiavelli, 1469-1527, Italian political philosopher

Philip SidneyA true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.

—  Philip Sidney, 1554-1586, English poet & courtier

Victor HugoGreat perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Elbert HubbardAn idea that is not dangerous is not worthy of being called an idea at all.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Kurt VonnegutThe best jokes are dangerous, and dangerous because they are in some way truthful.

—  Kurt Vonnegut, 1922-2007, American writer

Thomas JeffersonI believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

—  Thomas Jefferson, 1749-1826, American President [1801-1809]

Arthur ClarkeThey could not eat it, and it could not eat them; therefore it was not important.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

John DrydenShe feared no danger, for she knew no sin.

—  John Dryden, 1631-1700, English poet

William ShakespeareDelays have dangerous ends.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Henry IV, p. I


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AnonymousThe sword of Damocles hangs above Pandora’s box.

—  Anonymous

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Latin Quotes

Latin phraseHannibal at the gates.

Hannibal ad portas.

—  Latin phrase

     (Roman alert when Hannibal was approaching to Rome, around 217 BC)

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Proverbs

Chinese proverbHe who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.

—  Chinese proverb

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