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The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
by Grace Hopper

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

Related topics: Wisdom Tradition Open Mind Habit Change

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

 

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

It is often easier to ask for forgiveness
than to ask for permission.
- Grace Hopper

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Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say, "We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper

If you do something once,
people will call it an accident.
If you do it twice, t
hey call it a coincidence.
But do it a third time, and
you've just proven a natural law.
- Grace Hopper

I handed my passport to the immigration officer,
and he looked at it and looked at me and said,
"What are you?"
- Grace Hopper

The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm
but because of those who look at it without doing anything.
- Albert Einstein

An idea that is not dangerous is
unworthy of being called an idea at all.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The world is a dangerous place,
not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.
- Albert Einstein

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Beware of false knowledge;
it is more dangerous than ignorance.
- George Bernard Shaw

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life.
If it be true that optimism compels the world forward,
and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to
propagate a pessimistic philosophy.
- Helen Keller

Prejudice is a two-edged sword.
Like the steel sort of sword, it's very sharp, very useful,
and very dangerous if not properly mastered.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

Children are curious and are risk takers.
They have lots of courage.
They venture out into a world
that is immense and dangerous.
A child initially trusts life
and the processes of life.
- John Bradshaw

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
- James A. Baldwin

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Anger and Danger are intimately intertwined.
An angry person is a dangerous person,
whether that person crosses our path
or whether the angry person is ourself.
To complete the anger/danger cycle,
whenever we feel threatened -
when we believe we are in danger -
we tend to exhibit anger as well as fear.
We look for someone to blame for the dangerous situation,
and direct our anger toward them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You know they say the most dangerous person of the
world is a member of the United States Congress just
home from a three-day fact-finding trip.
- Johnny Isakson

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent;
it is force.
Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
- George Washington

Power is always dangerous.
Power attracts the worst and corrupts the best.
- Edward Abbey

The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.
- Edmund Burke

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

Power is dangerous unless you have humility.
- Richard J. Daley

It is dangerous to be right in matters
on which the established authorities are wrong.
- Voltaire

Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing
in the world is power without humor.
- Eric Sevareid

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking
a dangerous blow at your own.
- Carl Schurz

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable
and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional,
most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary:
It is,
perpetually, a dangerous place.
- Margaret Drabble

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.
- James Thurber

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

This is going right to the police.
So, it's a very dangerous precedent.
- Floyd Abrams

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

A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.
- John le Carre

A little learning is a dangerous thing,
but we must take that risk because a little is as much
as our biggest heads can hold.
- George Bernard Shaw

I was ordered not to go out to Abu Ghraib after dark early on,
because Abu Ghraib was extremely dangerous.
- Janis Karpinski

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways
and dangerous only in one,
through their excess.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous;
you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
- Margaret Thatcher

That strategy of buy and hold, which is the sound and
sensible one for the individual,
can have very dangerous and perverse effects for the market as a whole.
- Ron Chernow

HIV does not make people dangerous to know,
so you can shake their hands and give them a hug:
Heaven knows they need it.
- Princess Diana

New developments in weapon systems during the 1950s
and early 1960s created a situation that was most dangerous,
and even conducive to accidental war.
- Herman Kahn

If Placebo was a drug, they would no doubt be pure heroin -
dangerous,
mysterious and totally addictive.
- Brian Molko

I must apologise because I know all writers have memories
of being on the outer because it's the children on
the side of the playground who become the dangerous writers.
- Thomas Keneally

The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold,
shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical,
and then crawl back to the shelter.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

My family was loving...
they were very supportive and very affectionate,
and basically I could do what I wanted,
and basically it wasn't anything dangerous,
thank God.
- Bob Balaban

The world has just got more dangerous because the things
we use have got more dangerous.
- Pierre Schaeffer

I think television's become a downright dangerous thing.
It has no moral barometer whatsoever.
If you want to talk about something that is all about money,
just watch the television.
- Tom Petty

All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity:
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act on their dreams with open eyes,
to make them possible.
- T. E. Lawrence

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
- Alfred Adler

You need a vanguard organization in order to overcome
the dangerous potential brought about by the uneven
development of class militancy and class consciousness.
- Ernest Mandel

He's dreaming with his eyes open, and those that dream
with their eyes open are dangerous,
for they do not know when their dreams come to an end.
- Hugo Pratt

It's absolutely absurd to even consider voting on Sunday alcohol sales.
I am opposed to alcohol period.
It doesn't do anybody any good in the long run.
It's a dangerous drug.
- John Hunter

It's very clear that the Bush Administration is out of control.
It contains some truly dangerous people.
- John Pilger

The atmosphere of libraries, lecture rooms and laboratories
is dangerous to those who shut themselves up in them too long.
It separates us from reality like a fog.
- Alexis Carrel

It is all right for the lion and the lamb to lie down
together if they are both asleep,
but if one of them begins to get active,
it is dangerous.
- Crystal Eastman

Conscience that isn't hitched up to common sense is
a mighty dangerous thing.
- Margaret Deland

They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing,
but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.
- Terry Pratchett

There's nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.
- Scott Adams

The expansion and sophistication of transnational crime
represents one of the most dangerous threats we confront in the next millennium.
- Rand Beers


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