Quotations that match 'peril'.

Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger. Jean Jacques Rousseau
[ Constantly Danger Him Idleness Intercourse Into Lead Life Man Paths Perilous Reading Sedentary Soft Solitude These Women Young]
No one is worthy of a good home here or in heaven that is not willing to be in peril for a good cause. John Mason Brown
[ Cause Good Heaven Here Home Peril Willing Worthy]
The search for truth is not a trade by which a man can support himself; for a priest it is a supreme peril . Alfred Loisy
[ Himself Man Peril Priest Search Support Supreme Trade Truth Which]
When you face the perils of weariness, carelessness, and confusion, don't pray for an easier life. Pray instead to be a stronger man or woman of God. Luis Palau
[ Carelessness Confusion Easier Face God Instead Life Man Perils Pray Stronger Weariness Woman]
Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war. Thucydides
[ Brave Convinced Free Happy Lightly Means Perils Take Therefore War]
The honors of this world, what are they but puff, and emptiness, and peril of falling? Saint Aurelius Augustine
[ Emptiness Falling Honors Peril Puff World]
I think we have to be fair in saying at this point that neither Roosevelt nor Lewis realized the peril to which they were exposing both the unions and the country. John T. Flynn
[ Both Country Exposing Fair Lewis Neither Nor Peril Point Realized Roosevelt Saying Think Unions Were Which]
It is often more important to act than to understand... there are times... when two conflicting opinions, though one happens to be right, are more perilous than one opinion which is wrong. John Grierson
[ Act Conflicting Happens Important More Often Opinion Opinions Perilous Right Than Though Times Two Understand Which Wrong]
The South is brutalized to a degree not realized by its own inhabitants, and the very foundation of government, law and order, are imperilled. Ida B. Wells
[ Brutalized Degree Foundation Government Inhabitants Law Order Own Realized South Very]
She has great problems of her own to solve, very grim and perilous problems, and a right solution, if we can attain to it, would largely benefit mankind. Henry Cabot Lodge
[ Attain Benefit Great Grim Her Largely Mankind Own Perilous Problems Right She Solution Solve Very Would]
Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril. William Lloyd Garrison
[ Being Enslave Human Liberties Liberty Peril Put World]
We stand today on the edge of a new frontier - the frontier of the 1960's - a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils - a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats. John F. Kennedy
[ Edge Frontier Hopes New Opportunities Perils Stand Threats Today Unfulfilled Unknown]
And I think detente had manifestly failed, and that the pursuit of it was encouraging Soviet expansion and rendering the world more dangerous, and especially rendering the Western world in greater peril. Jeane Kirkpatrick
[ Dangerous Detente Encouraging Especially Expansion Failed Greater Had Manifestly More Peril Pursuit Rendering Soviet Think Western World]
We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study. Woodrow Wilson
[ Big Branch Education Every Given Giving Great Made Method Mistake Other Our Perilous Place Preponderance Science Study Too]
How few, since the foundation of the world, have found themselves in a position environed with public perils so numerous, oppressed with responsibilities so high and solemn, as yourself! Robert Dale Owen
[ Few Found Foundation High How Numerous Oppressed Perils Position Public Responsibilities Since Solemn Themselves World Yourself]
Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov
[ More Perilous Revelation Revolution Than]
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs. Ambrose Bierce
[ Coward Emergency His Legs Perilous Thinks]
When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph. Pierre Corneille
[ Fight Glory Peril Triumph]
Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all. Jose Marti
[ Achieve Cannot Freedoms Furthering Harm Harming Prevail Privileges Strive Together Without]
For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear. Lord Byron
[ Claims Gathering Greatest Grief Grieve Leave Near Nor Nothing Past Perils Pleasures Tear]
Just as courage imperils life, fear protects it. Leonardo da Vinci
[ Courage Fear Just Life Protects]
Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
[ Action Being Judged Life Lived Man Passion Peril Required Share Should Therefore Time]
We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. Voltaire
[ Hazard Make Natural Our Pens Peril Right Risk Tongue Use]
America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud. George W. Bush
[ Against America Cannot Clear Cloud Come Could Evidence Facing Final Form Gathering Gun Ignore Mushroom Must Peril Proof Smoking Threat Us Wait]
I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor. Horatio Nelson
[ Could Did Humor Keep Paths Perilous Safety Saving Sense These Tread]
I've made a connection with the television audience by being a proud Latino man. I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril, honest and straightforward. Geraldo Rivera
[ Am Audience Being Connection Courageous Face Honest Latino Made Man Passionate Peril Proud Straightforward Television]
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. Plato
[ Affecting Disturbed Important Institutions Introduction Kind Most Music Must Never New Political Shunned Since State Styles Whole Without]
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. David C. McCullough
[ Guide History Navigation Perilous Times Way Why]
There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Bertrand Russell
[ Cannot Comfortable Contemptible Face Feeble Help Life Little Man Myths Perils Something Without]
Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking. Edward Dahlberg
[ Ambition Dead Fruit Get Greatest Likely Peril Precisely Sea Seeking Soul]
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision. Henry A. Kissinger
[ Armed Around Assumes Behave Believing Blind Each Feeling Heavily Himself Men Mortal Often Other Perfect Peril Room Superpowers Their Two Vision Way Whom]
Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry. Weak would be the position of him who should take an apologetic tone in defending it, or present its claims in a merely negative way, by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan. John Bates Clark
[ Apologetic Claims Defending Dull Evils Exposing Him Industry Man Merely Negative Perils Plan Position Present Should Social Socialistic Take Tolerate Tone Way Weak Would]
Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains. Hannah More
[ Chains Luxury More Perilous Poverty Quicksand Storms Than Youth]
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity. Edna St. Vincent Millay
[ Absence Incessant Less Longest Love Perilous Proximity Terrible Than Trials]
To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory. Pierre Corneille
[ Glory Peril Triumph Vanquish Without]
Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius
[ Labor Learning Lost Perilous Thought Without]
By far my most perilous assignment was covering a tank car explosion. Jessica Savitch
[ Assignment Car Covering Explosion Far Most Perilous Tank]
Fortune's wheel never stands still the highest point is therefore the most perilous. Maria Edgeworth
[ Fortune Highest Most Never Perilous Point Stands Still Therefore Wheel]
The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck. Walter Cronkite
[ Duck Especially Great Hunting Perils]
We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves. Daniel Boone
[ Amongst Beasts Country Daily Dangerous Death Exposed Helpless Man Ourselves Perils Savages Situation Then Were White Wild]
This is a perilous time, and more than ever, the world needs a united and strong America. If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way. Jon Voight
[ America Before Country Era Ever Every Forbid God Live More Mr Needs Obama Obama Our Perilous President See Seen Socialist Strong Than Through Time United Way Weakened Will World]
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd. Thomas Mann
[ Absurd Also Beauty Birth Gives Opposite Original Perilous Perverse Poetry Solitude Unfamiliar Us]
I would prefer being in a hard battle; however, I will be satisfied with whatever happens to me in this war, if only the country comes out of this peril safe and to the satisfaction of the finest and best government on earth. Knute Nelson
[ Battle Being Best Comes Country Earth Finest Government Happens Hard However Only Out Peril Prefer Safe Satisfaction Satisfied War Whatever Will Would]
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
[ Action Being His Life Lived Man Passion Peril Required Share Should Time]
Look back, and smile on perils past. Walter Scott
[ Back Look Past Perils Smile]
Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril. Lucretius
[ Behold Encounters Great Over Part Peril Plains Pleasant Warfare Yours]
Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst. Alvar N. C. de Vaca
[ Abate Agreed Certain Death Did God Increasing Killing Lord Our Perils Rather Risk Sea Seeing Storm Than Thirst Trust Us Wait Water While]
A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past. Elizabeth I
[ Fool Late Past Peril Too]
I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived. Oliver Wendell Holmes
[ Action Being His Judged Life Lived Man Passion Peril Required Share Should Think Time]
The more expansive government is, the more perils people face in daily lives, be it from IRS agents or from child support services, or from other agencies that often have little or no legal restraints on their power. James Bovard
[ Agencies Agents Child Daily Expansive Face Government Irs Legal Little Lives More Often Other Perils Power Restraints Services Support Their]
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Niccolo Machiavelli
[ Conduct Difficult Hand Introduction Lead More New Nothing Order Perilous Success Take Than Things Uncertain]
When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril. Harry S. Truman
[ American Americans Close Done Even Fear Forced His Mind Mouth Nothing Peril Shut Then Wrong]
The real peril of war lies not in military defeat. It lies in war itself, whether we win or lose. John T. Flynn
[ Defeat Itself Lies Lose Military Peril Real War Whether Win]
The health effects of air pollution imperil human lives. This fact is well-documented. Eddie Bernice Johnson
[ Air Effects Fact Health Human Lives Pollution]
If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril. Sun Tzu
[ Both Certain Enemy Ignorant Peril Your Yourself]
To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man - and also a nation. Adlai E. Stevenson
[ Act Also Circumstances Intelligently Man Nation Perilous Prudently Test]
Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a country might have to undergo under the system which we seek to establish here, that country ought to do its duty. Henri La Fontaine
[ Belgium Country Duty Establish Great Here However Might Ought Peril Seek System Thinks Under Undergo Which]
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head. Elizabeth I
[ Ambitious Hand Harm Head Perilous Strength]
Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave. Christian Nestell Bovee
[ Aggravate Brave Courage Cowardice Dangers Desperate Diminishes Enlarges Fears Resources Straits Timid]
Only peril can bring the French together. One can't impose unity out of the blue on a country that has 265 different kinds of cheese. Charles de Gaulle
[ Blue Bring Cheese Country Different French Impose Kinds Only Out Peril Together Unity]
Yet Aristotle's excellence of substance, so far from being associated with the grand style, is associated with something that at times comes perilously near jargon. Irving Babbitt
[ Aristotle Associated Being Comes Excellence Far Grand Jargon Near Something Style Substance Times Yet]
Once you begin to explain or excuse all events on racial grounds, you begin to indulge in the perilous mythology of race. James Earl Jones
[ Begin Events Excuse Explain Grounds Indulge Mythology Once Perilous Race Racial]
People do have viewing patterns, and you disrupt those at your own peril. That's something that everybody learned after 1988. The numbers have gone down every year since that strike. Big time. Dick Wolf
[ After Big Disrupt Down Every Everybody Gone Learned Numbers Own Patterns Peril Since Something Strike Those Time Viewing Year Your]
Electricity, the peril the wind sings to in the wires on a gray day. Janet Frame
[ Day Electricity Gray Peril Sings Wind Wires]
The true test of a leader is whether his followers will adhere to his cause from their own volition, enduring the most arduous hardships without being forced to do so, and remaining steadfast in the moments of greatest peril. Xenophon
[ Adhere Arduous Being Cause Enduring Followers Forced Greatest Hardships His Leader Moments Most Own Peril Remaining Steadfast Test Their True Volition Whether Will Without]