quotes tagged with 'danger'

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.

Author: Lord Acton, Source: letter to Mary Gladstone, 24 April 1881Saved by ImaWriterIII in politics government danger party class corrupt govern lordacton 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I asked for wisdom...
And God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity...
And God gave me brains and the strength to work.
I asked for courage...
And God gave me danger to overcome.
I asked for love...
And God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for favors...
And God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.
My Prayer has been answered.

Author: Anonymous, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in danger problem strength opportunity wisdom prosperity courage prayer needs wants anonymous EDS favor 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

An utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.

Author: Herman Melville, Source: Moby DickSaved by ImaWriterIII in danger courage companion fearless coward dangerous comrade hermanmelville 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Courage is the sin quo non of leadership: it is that quality of character that will encounter danger with firmness.  Courage will stand on principle in the face of opposition and unpopularity.  It will confront moral evil with the truth, and will face physical danger with valor.  While others may falter through fear, a courageous leader will remain calm in crisis and vigilant in action.

Author: David J. Vaughan, Source: "Give Me Liberty," page 149Saved by ImaWriterIII in truth danger danger principle evil character opposition fear leadership courage valor vigilant davidjvaughan 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The soldier, above all men, is required to practice the greatest act of religious training [sacrifice]. In battle, in the face of danger and death, he discloses those divine attributes which his Maker gave when He created man in His own image. No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of divine help that alone can sustain him. However horrible the instances of war may be, the soldier who is called upon to offer and to give his life for his country, is the noblest development of mankind.

Author: Douglas MacArthur, Source: "Reminiscences," page 424Saved by ImaWriterIII in sacrifice war danger douglasmacarthur character battle courage soldier death 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Much more could be written in detail regarding these conflicts, but is it not the duty of the elders of Israel to speak of these things with a warning voice? Shall we close our eyes and our ears and seal our understandings simply because some things are unpleasant to the ear and to the eye? Shall we refuse to raise a warning voice when danger approaches, when trouble is near, when destruction is at our door? Such a course would be cowardly if we know the truth. We cannot cry “all is well” when danger lurks on every side. We must not lull the people to sleep in a false security. President Woodruff declared that “no man that is inspired by the Spirit and power of God can close his ears, his eyes, or his lips to these things! And it is for us, Latter-day Saints, to understand the position we occupy..."
Author: Joseph Fielding Smith, Source: Doctrines of Salvation, Vol. 3, p.48Saved by cboyack in war danger warning security duty conflict elder admonish 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged against provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad.
Author: James Madison, Source: Letter to Thomas Jefferson, May 13, 1798, page 141Saved by cboyack in liberty danger domestic foreign 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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