Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands-off.
The business of the novelist is not to relate great events, but to make small ones interesting.
What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.
The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none.
Every good citizen makes his country’s honor his own, and cherishes it not only as precious but as sacred. He is willing to risk his life in its defense and is conscious that he gains protection while he gives it.
What is courage? Courage is the willingness to risk failure…There is only one danger I find in life, and that, indeed, is a real one. You may take too many precautions.
The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity. An honest man’s the noblest work of God.
I feel like when there’s more on the line and there’s more risk, that means there’s more reward.
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.
If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.
The ‘well-informed citizenry’ is in danger of becoming the ‘well-amused audience’.
When army review its forces more than 6 months and not attacking the enemy, know it is a danger to his people.