100+ Best Dangerous Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational dangerous quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Dangerous Quotes

‘Dirty Jobs’ is maybe the simplest show in the history of TV, with the possible exception of ‘The Gong Show’. I go around the country; we’ve shot in every state. And we spend a day with people who do jobs that are dirty or dangerous or ridiculous or difficult. — Mike Rowe

The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing. — Elizabeth Bishop

When I grew up in the Bronx, we always had everyone telling us, ‘Watch out for the system, watch out for child welfare, watch out, they’ll get you,’ and I grew up with this feeling of, ‘Society is over there and they’re dangerous and not safe.’ — Liz Murray

It is needless to say that women make the most patient as well as the most dangerous pickpockets. — Harry Houdini

Sexuality surrounds us like a dangerous aura. The same reverence that is given to the spirit is not given to the flesh. We have had a sexual revolution, but the sexual revolution only has made sex more pervasive. It hasn’t granted the level of reverence and respect that it should have. — Gioconda Belli

One is never so dangerous when one has no shame, than when one has grown too old to blush. — Marquis de Sade

Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring. — Edward Gorey

I’ve been doing extremely dangerous activities for a long time, but I’ve been lucky enough to have survived so far. However, sooner or later we all die… and, if that’s the case, I want to die doing what I love to do the most. That’s how I view death. — Yuichiro Miura

Being trendy is dangerous. I’ve never been trendy, which is why I’ve never really fallen out of favour. — David Bailey

Arresting and detaining these dangerous people can make sense, at least until a final decision is reached on their deportation. However, such detention must always be subject to time limits and court review. — Otto Schily

Desert Storm was seen by the military establishment and by some politicians as avenging Vietnam, but it left behind dangerous illusions. The victory was so decisive, and information about it so carefully managed, that the American public was never clearly informed that it was purchased at the price of approximately 100,000 Iraqi lives. — Michael Ignatieff

Maybe the bike is more dangerous, but the passion for the car for me is second to the bike. — Valentino Rossi

When the state or federal government control the education of all of our children, they have the dangerous and illegitimate monopoly to control and influence the thought process of our citizens. — Michael Badnarik

There is no such thing as a dangerous woman; there are only susceptible men. — Joseph Wood Krutch

Nobody has trusted the Iranian government from day one, but the idea of just refusing to have any kind of talks is dangerous in the extreme. Every administration says at least that we’re trying to have talks between Israel and Palestine and solve the Middle East peace problem. — Douglas Brinkley

He was what I often think is a dangerous thing for a statesman to be – a student of history; and like most of those who study history, he learned from the mistakes of the past how to make new ones. — A. J. P. Taylor

We live in a world where there are dangerous people, there are bad people. — Chuck Hagel

I’d love to do an action movie. Something with lots of stunts. Anything fast and dangerous and involving guns. — Hayley Atwell

I’d heard it was dangerous to walk around Miami. — Victoria Abril

I’ve learned the dangerous lesson of the web: You succeed by giving up control, and that’s inverse of the normal campaign. — David Weinberger

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s fun to be hopelessly in love. It’s dangerous, but it’s fun. — Keanu Reeves

There are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers. — Ralph Ellison

Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back-alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the Republican Party launched an all-out assault on women’s health, pushing bills to limit access to vital services, we had to ask: Why is the GOP trying to send women back… to the back alley? — Lisa Edelstein

Love is very dangerous if you just have love and don’t have the ability to be lovable. — Dick Gregory

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. — Christian Lous Lange

American healthcare faces a crisis in quality. There is a dangerous divide between the potential for the high level of quality care that our health system promises and the uneven quality that it actually delivers. — Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

A husband without faults is a dangerous observer — George Savile

Surgery is a complicated thing to talk about, but I guess it could also be a dangerous thing to play with if you’re not very secure about what you’re doing. — Elena Anaya

Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous. — Georg C. Lichtenberg

Much as I like and admire Richard Dawkins, I do think that to call a book ‘The God Delusion’ is very worrying because the title implies that if you don’t believe in what I believe then you are ‘deluded.’ That, I think, is a dangerous concept and one that is unlikely to win hearts and minds. — Robert Winston

I think the attempt to draw a comparison between Iran and Syria is false, misleading and dangerous. — Ehud Olmert

If a little knowledge was a dangerous thing, a lot was lethal. — Tom Sharpe

Mr. Speaker, the goal of stem cell research should be to help our fellow human beings. The debate on this issue has, unfortunately, moved into dangerous unethical territory when perfectly moral alternatives exist. — Jim Ryun

We live in a dangerous world where rogue nations are developing longer range missiles. We have to make a strong effort at developing defenses against this threat. — Jim Saxton

It is very a dangerous thing to have an idea that you will not practice — Phyllis Bottome

Founders go wrong when they start to believe their business plan will materialize as written. I advise entrepreneurs to burn their business plan – it’s simply too dangerous to the health of your business. — Alexander Osterwalder

The most dangerous thing about student riots is that adults take them seriously. — Georges Pompidou

In the modern era, our nation experienced constant hardship and difficulties. The Chinese nation reached the most dangerous period. Since then, countless people with lofty ideals to realise the great revival of the Chinese nation rose to resist and fight, but failed one time after another. — Xi Jinping

We in Congress must take action to keep assault weapons and high-capacity clips out of the hands of those who are so dangerous or deranged or deluded that they can snuff out the life of innocents on a whim. — Gregorio Sablan

Your most dangerous competitors are those that are most like you. — Bruce Henderson

He uses his good powers for evil, and that’s when it gets to the dangerous side of it. — Rosario Dawson

My old school hip-hop would probably consist of Bad N-Fluenz, The Dangerous Crew, Seagrams, Mr. ILL, RBL Posse, Rappin’ 4-Tay. — Marshawn Lynch

I’m giving away my family’s story. Who owns the family’s story? I don’t. But you could turn it around and ask, ‘Who is to deny me to write my family’s story?’ I have hurt people, but I don’t think in a dangerous way. But you can’t tell. — Karl Ove Knausgaard

Conflict between science and religion a dangerous foe. — Henry Norris Russell

I suppose I’m intrigued with the bad traits of society, because I’m a part of society, and the bad traits pose the dangerous questions for our future. — Jude Law

My parents were distrustful of the outside world. They didn’t think much good came out of it… The outside world was this strange place that was not so much dangerous as not as interesting as what went on in the house. — Kevin Wilson

The baseball fights, you don’t ever see the squaring off like you do in hockey, and in some instances, that’s where baseball fights can be potentially more dangerous because you’ve got guys running all over the place and people throwing punches at you that you don’t even see half the time. — Tom Glavine

Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm. — Ferdinand Lassalle

The most dangerous part of the race is early evening and especially early morning. It’s the twilight zone. Either you’re going into darkness and the sun is dropping down, or you’re coming out of the darkness and the sun is coming up. At the same time, you’ve got new drivers coming in and feeling their way around the circuit. — Allan McNish

‘The Man Who Never Was,’ by Ewen Montagu, remains the best book about wartime espionage written by an active participant – incomplete, and dry in parts, it nonetheless summons up the ingenuity and sheer eccentricity of those who played this strange and dangerous game. — Ben Macintyre

I often think to myself, at the end of an interesting life it’s maybe not such a bad thing to spend your last days with your friends sitting by the blue, blue ocean reliving the story of your life while sitting in the dangerous sun. — Baz Luhrmann

Property in man, always morally unjust, has become nationally dangerous. — Robert Dale Owen

The attraction of the virtuoso for the public is very like that of the circus for the crowd. There is always the hope that something dangerous will happen. — Claude Debussy

The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy. — Charles de Montesquieu

Truth, at the wrong time, can be dangerous. — Michael Ondaatje

I’ve diced with death the most cycling around London. Black cabs are far more dangerous than polar bears. — Ben Saunders

‘Obvious’ is the most dangerous word in mathematics. — E. T. Bell

If there is a spot where you have dictatorship, where people are not free, people are not satisfied, they do not find food and shelter, they are under the poverty level, this is a dangerous spot for the whole world, because those people will move, and they will move to different places. They will be carrying bad feelings towards others. — Mohammed Morsi

So I don’t really focus too much on that, and I think it’s dangerous if your goal in life is to get the other guy, then you’re not going to be doing a really quality job yourself. — Katie Couric

The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps — David George

When you have a person in power who punishes people for speaking their mind, it’s truly dangerous. — Tim Robbins

Getting typecast is a dangerous thing to do. — Michael Zaslow

I’ve written books as acts of discovery: things I need to know and that I need to touch. And it’s very dangerous work to deal with the most toxic internal elements… I feel like Madame Curie at my computer. I feel like I should be hemorrhaging from my eyes and ears. — Kate Braverman

I agree with the British Legion that we have a responsibility to support our troops and support their families, particularly when we are asking people to do very difficult and dangerous things for our security. — Des Browne

I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years. My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802, and my great- grandfather and his father were both killed in gunpowder explosions. — Pete du Pont

I cannot emphasize just how dangerous it is cycling in the city. Especially now. Even though it is against the law to do this, you’ll see people texting while they drive. — Dan Hill

The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory. — Douglas Haig

We get more dangerous as we accumulate knowledge, and that’s both a sadness and something to control, try to learn to live with, make terms with. — Lou Harrison

The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted. — Georg C. Lichtenberg

Architecture is a very dangerous job. If a writer makes a bad book, eh, people don’t read it. But if you make bad architecture, you impose ugliness on a place for a hundred years. — Renzo Piano

That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary. — Piers Anthony

Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever. — Lajos Kossuth

And TV is not the easiest place to be dangerous or on the edge. Especially on a Saturday night. — Fisher Stevens

If you don’t have a voice that forces you back to basics, you’re a dangerous person. Or to put it another way: You’re at risk, and the people with you are at risk. I’m not a daredevil. I don’t fly without a safety net. — Steve Wynn

When you’re in the editing room, the dangerous thing is that it becomes like telling a joke again and again and again. Eventually, the joke starts to not be funny. So you have to be careful that you’re not throwing the baby out with the bath water. — Ridley Scott

Radium could be very dangerous in criminal hands. — Pierre Curie

I love music in general. It’s like girls and their clothes and shoes; when you love shoes, you love shoes. So, for me, I think it’s a really dangerous thing to say I’m going to write the best dance song in the world. — Nadia Ali

The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become. — May Sarton

I try to avoid saying ‘fantastic’ too often and ‘obviously’ is a dangerous word for all broadcasters. — Gary Lineker

It’s not just being overweight that’s dangerous. Stress is dangerous. — Carnie Wilson

The two biggest threats to international security in 2013 are Iran getting a nuclear weapon, and Iran being bombed to stop it getting a nuclear weapon. Both would precipitate a long and dangerous conflict in an already unstable Middle East. Both would be a disaster. — David Miliband

I think that in order for anything to work on television, you have to have conflict. Nothing can be too happy or it’s boring. People don’t want to watch that – they want to watch things that are exciting and dangerous and sexy and have tension. — Carrie Preston

We’ve been using vaccination in some form for hundreds of years now. We have almost nothing in our modern medicine that we’ve been using that long, and it’s been consistently productive even though, you know, the older vaccines were much more dangerous than vaccines we’re using now. — Eula Biss

I think that for all of the dangers of technology spreading, I think it is more dangerous in some ways that it doesn’t. My simple reason for that is we’ve got 7 billion people on the planet, and we have these very serious problems, and I think we don’t know who’s going to have the answers to the problems that are coming around the bend. — Daniel Suarez

Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting. — Elizabeth Bibesco

You take a number of small steps which you believe are right, thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction, you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps. — George Konrad

The people I’ve encountered who are really dangerous in my life don’t go around with their fangs drawn – they are dangerous because of the way they interpret what’s going on. — Ben Mendelsohn

Fame is a dangerous thing. It’s what the post-industrial society wants. They want fame and many followers on Twitter. But to really make the world understandable, that challenge is remaining. — Hans Rosling

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad. — Bob Edwards

How dangerous emperors are when they go mad. — Walid Jumblatt

New York is a bit of a dangerous place to me because you often leave in a blur. — Mika

There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself. — Andre Breton

Most people who make threats don’t follow through. The most dangerous people are often those who never make threats. But ‘most’ and ‘often’ aren’t what you are looking for when you’re dealing with a scary person. You want to ‘know.’ And there is no knowing. — Susan Estrich

The 2008 Democratic presidential candidates would be wise to note that unwarranted negativism is dangerous and badly underestimates the strengths of the American people to adapt to and prosper with change. — Bernard L. Schwartz

A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef. — Navjot Singh Sidhu

I engaged upon those activities because I believed that, in the dangerous circumstances which have been created in South Africa, it was my duty to do so. — Bram Fischer

I never sing in the shower. It’s very dangerous. — Jimmy Fallon

The biggest edge I live on is directing. That’s the most scary, dangerous thing you can do in your life, — Tony Scott

Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt. — Agnes Repplier

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