— Frederick Douglass American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman 1818 - 1895
Source: 1840s, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845), Ch. 2
— John Witherspoon Scottish-American Presbyterian minister and a Founding Father of the United States 1723 - 1794
From his sermon "Ministerial Character and Duty". Usually misquoted as "It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man."
— Sukarno first President of the Republic of Indonesia 1901 - 1970
Speech at the Opening of the Bandung Conference
— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
„You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.“
Pelagea Vlasova in Scene 10
The Mother (1930)
The Old Law (c. 1615–18; printed 1656), with Thomas Middleton and William Rowley.
„I am a man of peace. I am longing and working and praying for peace, but I will not surrender the safety and security of the British constitution.“
— Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
Speech on BBC radio on the General Strike (8 May 1926), as quoted in Baldwin : A Biography by Keith Middlemas and John Barnes (1969), p. 415 <!-- Weidenfeld and Nicolson -->
Context: I am a man of peace. I am longing and working and praying for peace, but I will not surrender the safety and security of the British constitution. You placed me in power eighteen months ago by the largest majority accorded to any party for many, many years. Have I done anything to forfeit that confidence? Cannot you trust me to ensure a square deal to secure even justice between man and man?
„People complain about their griefs and sorrows and how they pray to God but find no relief from pain. But grief itself is a gift from God. It is the symbol of His compassion.“
— Sarada Devi Hindu religious figure, spiritual consort of Ramakrishna 1853 - 1920
[In the Company of the Holy Mother, 220-221]
„The brave man is not he who feels no fear,
For that were stupid and irrational;
But he, whose noble soul its fear subdues,
And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.“
— Joanna Baillie Scottish poet and dramatist 1762 - 1851
Act III, scene 1, line 151.
Count Basil (1798)
— Arsène Houssaye French writer 1814 - 1896
Source: James O'Donnell Bennett (1908) When Good Fellows Get Together, p. 147
— Karl Rahner German Catholic theologian 1904 - 1984
Source: The Need and the Blessing of Prayer
— John Ronald Reuel Tolkien British philologist and author, creator of classic fantasy works 1892 - 1973
„There are no 'if's' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety - let us pray that we may always know it!“
— Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983
„"Safety first" has been the motto of the human race for half a million years; but it has never been the motto of leaders. A leader must face danger. He must take the risk and the blame, and the brunt of the storm.“
— Herbert N. Casson Canadian journalist and writer 1869 - 1951
Herbert N. Casson in: The Office Economist (1935) Vol. 17-21. p. 145
„Fears of the brave, and follies of the wise!
From Marlb'rough's eyes the streams of dotage flow,
And Swift expires, a driv'ler and a show.“
— Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784
Source: Vanity of Human Wishes (1749), Line 316
Source: Royal Assassin
— Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734
Compare Poor Richard's Almanack (1749) : The wise Man draws more Advantage from his Enemies, than the Fool from his Friends.
Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)