The Best Quotes About Danger 

Updated June 14, 2019 203 votes 57 voters 13.4k views 52 items

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A list of the best danger quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous danger quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic danger quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational danger quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about danger?" and "What are inspirational danger quotes?"

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The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps. David Lloyd George
"You have crossbows: Shoot early; shoot often." Janet Morris, Chris Morris
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched. Miguel de Cervantes
No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger. Heraclitus
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies. Baltasar Gracián y Morales
Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers. Victor Hugo
If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? Thomas Huxley
A wreck on shore is a beacon at sea.
Danger -- if you meet it promptly and without flinching -- you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! Winston Churchill
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. Helen Keller
The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most dangerous thing is illusion. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing is so dangerous as an ignorant friend. Jean de La Fontaine
Haste breeds error; error breeds woe. Janet Morris
"But we're dying here." Janet Morris, Chris Morris
"If the gods sent you to fight here, then the gods are fools." Janet Morris
Wise people say nothing in dangerous times. John Selden
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Aesop
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently. It is better to die doing one's own duty, for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.
In time of danger it is proper to be alarmed until danger be near at hand; but when we perceive that danger is near, we should oppose it as if we were not afraid.
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks. Havelock Ellis
It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck. Charles Caleb Colton
We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger. Pierre Corneille