A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on courage, danger, and stupidity

It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Source: "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes," 1894.

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A Quote by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on danger and reason

How dangerous it is to reason from insufficient data.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on danger


There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: Dilbert.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on church, danger, faith, hope, influence, mind, religion, reward, and worship

To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the salutary influence of example.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of the Poets. Milton.

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on danger, integrity, knowledge, and weakness

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Rasselas

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on abuse, authors, danger, service, and silence

Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like the shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Samuel Gompers on crime, danger, morality, people, reflection, and welfare

Doing for people what they can and ought to do for themselves is a dangerous experiment. In the last analysis, the welfare of the workers depends upon their own initiative. Whatever is done under the guise of philanthropy or social morality which in any way lessens initiative is the greatest crime that can be committed against the toilers. Let social busybodies and professional "public morals experts" in their fads reflect upon the perils they rashly invite under this pretense of social welfare.

Samuel Gompers (1850 - 1924)

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on bitterness, charity, danger, inconsistency, lies, and religion

Then he saw also that it matters little what profession, whether of religion or irreligion, a man may make, provided only he follows it out with charitable inconsistency, and without insisting on it to the bitter end. It is in the uncompromisingness with which dogma is held and not in the dogma or want of dogma that the danger lies.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: The Way of All Flesh

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on ancestry, cheating, constitution, country, danger, diligence, duty, freedom, generations, men, struggle, suffering, present, violence, worth, and elightenment

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: Article published in 1771.

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A Quote by Saint Augustine of Hippo on christianity, danger, devil, emptiness, existence, good, hell, prophets, and spirit

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430)

Source: DeGenesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37 [Note: mathematician = astrologer]

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