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[ Also see Accident Adventure Bravery Fear Perils Risk Safety ]

There is no person who is not dangerous for some one.
  [Fr., Il n'y a personne qui ne soit dangereux pour quelqu'un.]
      - Marquise de Sevigne, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal,

Danger knows full well,
  That Caesar is more dangerous than he:
    We are two lions litter'd in one day,
      And I the elder and more terrible.
      - William Shakespeare

I prithee take thy fingers from my throat,
  For, though I am not splenitive and rash,
    Yet have I in me something dangerous,
      Which let thy wisdom fear.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at V, i)

Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Fourth, Part I
         (Hotspur at II, iii)

'Tis dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to drink; but I tell you, my lord fool, out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Fourth, Part I
         (Hotspur at II, iii)

We have scorched the snake, not killed it.
  She'll close and be herself, whilst our poor malice
    Remains in danger of her former tooth.
      - William Shakespeare, Macbeth
         (Macbeth at III, ii)

And shall, or some of us will smart for it.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Much Ado About Nothing (Antonio at V, i)

Upon this hint I spake.
  She loved me for the dangers I had passed,
    And I loved her that she did pity them.
      This only is the witchcraft I have used.
        Here comes the lady. Let her witness it.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Othello the Moor of Venice
         (Othello at I, iii)

Thus when I shun Scylla your father, I fall into Charybdis your mother.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Merchant of Venice
         (Launcelot at III, v)

Let come what will, I mean to bear it out,
  And either live with glorious victorie,
    Or die with fame renown'd for chivalrie:
      He is not worthy of the honey-comb
        That shuns the hives because the bees have stings;
          That likes me best that is not got with ease,
            Which thousand dangers do accompany;
              For nothing can dismay our Regal mind;
                Which aims at nothing but a golden Crown,
                  The only upshot of mine enterprises.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Tragedy of Locrine
         (Hubba at III, iv), Shakespeare Aprocypha

It is no jesting with edge tools.
      - William Shakespeare,
        True Tragedy of Richard the Third

It is more dangerous to be a great prophet or poet than to promote twenty companies for swindling simple folk out of their savings.
      - George Bernard Shaw, Misalliance (preface)

A man's opinion of danger varies at different times, in consequence of an irregular tide of animal spirits; and he is actuated by considerations which he dares not avow.
      - Tobias George Smollett

Thou dwarf dressed up in giant's clothes, that showest far off still greater than thou art.
      - Sir John Suckling

Danger comes the sooner when it is despised.
  [Lat., Citius venit periculum, cum contemnitur.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

He is safe from danger who is on his guard even when safe.
  [Lat., Caret periculo qui etiam tutus cavet.]
      - Syrus (Publilius Syrus), Maxims

If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
  [Lat., Si cadere necesse est, occurendum discrimini.]
      - Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus), Annales
         (II, 1, 33)

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides.
      - Margaret Thatcher

The devil was sick, the devil a monk would be;
  The devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
    [Medioeval Latin, Aegrotat Daemon; monachus tunc esse volebat,
      Daemon convaluit; Daemon ante fuit.]
      - as translated by Urquhart and Motteux

O boys, who pluck the flowers and strawberries springing from the ground, flee hence; a cold snake likes hidden in the grass.
  [Lat., Qui legitis flores et humi nascentia fraga,
    Fridigus, O pueri, fugite hinc; latet anguis in herba.]
      - Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil),
        Eclogues (III, 92)

It is the danger which is least expected that soonest comes to us.
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire)

Being on a tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
      - Karl Wallenda

He led on; but thoughts
  Seem'd gathering round which troubled him. The veins
    Grew visible upon his swarthy brow,
      And his proud lip was press'd as if with pain.
        He trod less firmly; and his restless eye
          Glanc'd forward frequently, as if some ill
            He dared not meet were there.
      - Nathaniel Parker Willis

Time flies, Death urges, knells call, Heaven invites,
  Hell threatens.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night II, l. 291)

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