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    Danger

  1. A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
       -- Jean Paul Richter

  2. If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
       -- Thomas Huxley

  3. The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
       -- William Lloyd George

  4. We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
       -- David Sarnoff

  5. As soon as there is life there is danger.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
       -- Will Rogers

  7. If we survive danger it steels our courage more than anything else.
       -- Reinhold Niebuhr

  8. There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going.
       -- C. C. Phelps

  9. We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
       -- Corneille

  10. We are confronted by a first danger, the destructiveness of applied atomic energy. And then we are confronted by a second danger, that we do not enough appreciate the first danger.
       -- Raymond G. Swing

  11. The mere apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger.
       -- Lucan

  12. The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  13. In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  14. There is nobody who is not dangerous for someone.
       -- Marquise de Sévigné

  15. Don't play for safety--it's the most dangerous thing in the world.
       -- Hugh Walpole


    Death

  16. In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave.
       -- John James Ingalls

  17. Tis after death that we measure men.
       -- James Barron Hope

  18. Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
       -- A. Sachs

  19. I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
       -- Winston Churchill

  20. Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
       -- William Mitford

  21. Death--the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
       -- Walter Scott

  22. To stop sinning suddenly.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  23. All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"--a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
       -- Mark Twain

  24. Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
       -- Henry Van Dyke

  25. Now comes the mystery.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  26. A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
       -- Seneca

  27. I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain.
       -- Joyce Cary

  28. The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
       -- Lucan

  29. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
       -- Mark Twain

  30. Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
       -- Proverb

  31. Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead.
    When Death claims the light of my brow
    No flowers of life will cheer me: instead
    You may give me my roses now!
       -- Thomas F. Healey

  32. I never think he is quite ready for another world who is altogether weary of this.
       -- Hugh Hamilton

  33. God's finger touched him, and he slept.
       -- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

  34. Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
       -- W. Somerset Maugham

  35. He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
       -- William Penn

  36. To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
       -- Bertrand Russell

  37. How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty.
       -- Eric Hoffer

  38. Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it.
       -- William Shakespeare

  39. Most people would rather die than think: many do.
       -- Bertrand Russell


    Debt

  40. Wilt thou seal up the avenues of ill? Pay every debt as if God wrote the bill.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  41. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  42. Our national debt, after all, is an internal debt, owed not only by the nation but to the nation. If our children have to pay the interest they will pay that interest to themselves.
       -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  43. 'Tis against some men's principle to pay interest, and seems against others' interest to pay the principle.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  44. We often pay our debts not because it is only fair that we should, but to make future loans easier.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  45. A man in debt is so far a slave.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  46. A church debt is the devil's salary.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  47. One of the greatest disservices you can do a man is to lend him money that he can't pay back.
       -- Jesse H. Jones

  48. Youth is in danger until it learns to look upon debts as furies.
       -- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

  49. Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime.
       -- Benjamin Disraeli

  50. Never spend your money before you have it.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  51. Debt is the fatal disease of republics, the first thing and the mightiest to undermine governments and corrupt the people.
       -- Wendell Phillips

  52. Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it.
       -- George D. Prentice

  53. Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
       -- George Herbert

  54. Some debts are fun when you are acquiring them, but none are fun when you set about retiring them.
       -- Ogden Nash

  55. Debt is the worst poverty.
       -- Thomas Fuller

  56. Debt is the slavery of the free.
       -- Publilius Syrus

  57. A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy.
       -- Publilius Syrus

  58. Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience; you will find it a calamity.
       -- Samuel Johnson

  59. Rather go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  60. A habit of debt is very injurious to the memory.
       -- Austin O'Malley

  61. A mortgage casts a shadow on the sunniest field.
       -- Robert Green Ingersoll

  62. He who promises runs in debt.
       -- The Talmud


    Deceit

  63. Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
       -- Homer

  64. All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things.
       -- Robert South

  65. Every crowd has a silver lining.
       -- P. T. Barnum

  66. It is double the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
       -- Jean de la Fontaine

  67. You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
       -- Abraham Lincoln

  68. The sure way to be cheated is to think one's self more cunning than others.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  69. When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
       -- Mark Twain


    Decency

  70. No law reaches it, but all right-minded people observe it.
       -- Chamfort

  71. We are decent 99 percent of the time, when we could easily be vile.
       -- R. W. Riis

  72. Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  73. Don't overestimate the decency of the human race.
       -- H. L. Mencken


    Decision

  74. All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
       -- Marcel Proust

  75. Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
       -- Gene Fowler

  76. When possible make the decisions now, even if action is in the future. A reviewed decision usually is better than one reached at the last moment.
       -- William B. Given, Jr.

  77. We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow.
       -- Jonathan Westover

  78. It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
       -- Elbert Hubbard

  79. Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them.
       -- Laurence J. Peter

  80. I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly,--if it be wrong leave it undone.
       -- Bernard Gilpin

  81. The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
       -- Thomas Carlyle


    Declaration of Independence

  82. We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.
       -- Benjamin Franklin

  83. We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independant, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness.
       -- Thomas Jefferson


    Defeat

  84. Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
       -- George E. Woodberry

  85. Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.
       -- Will Rogers

  86. Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
       -- Norman Vincent Peale

  87. There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
       -- Michel de Montaigne

  88. Defeat is a school in which truth always grows strong.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  89. There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory.
       -- A. H. K. Boyd

  90. In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
       -- Winston Churchill

  91. What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better.
       -- Wendell Phillips

  92. The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
       -- Winston Churchill

  93. Many a good man I have seen go under.
       -- Walt Whitman

  94. Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
       -- Josephus Daniels

  95. Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.
       -- Jawaharlal Nehru

  96. But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
       -- Ernest Hemingway

  97. It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  98. Who asks whether the enemy were defeated by strategy or valor?
       -- Vergil

  99. Defeat should never be a source of courage, but rather a fresh stimulant.
       -- Robert South

  100. I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail.
       -- Wendell L. Willkie

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