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The most dangerous thing is illusion.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) Politician. President of the United States.

Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet.

Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.

Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658) Spanish Philosopher, and Writer.

No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.

Heraclitus (c. 535 BCE-c. 475 BCE) Greek philosopher.


In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

One is not exposed to danger who, even when in safety is always on their guard.

Publilius Syrus (1st Centry BC-?) Roman writer and poet.

Actually, the streets are quite safe today, it's the people on them who aren't.

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Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Greek fabulist.

The most dangerous people are the ignorant.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.