„There is nothing more intoxicating than victory, and nothing more dangerous.“

—  Robert Greene, buch The 48 Laws of Power

Quelle: The 48 Laws of Power

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller 1959

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„Nothing is more dangerous to reason than the flights of the imagination, and nothing has been the occasion of more mistakes among philosophers.“

—  David Hume, buch A Treatise of Human Nature

Part 4, Section 7
A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40), Book 1: Of the understanding
Kontext: This deficiency in our ideas is not, indeed, perceived in common life, nor are we sensible, that in the most usual conjunctions of cause and effect we are as ignorant of the ultimate principle, which binds them together, as in the most unusual and extraordinary. But this proceeds merely from an illusion of the imagination; and the question is, how far we ought to yield to these illusions. This question is very difficult, and reduces us to a very dangerous dilemma, whichever way we answer it. For if we assent to every trivial suggestion of the fancy; beside that these suggestions are often contrary to each other; they lead us into such errors, absurdities, and obscurities, that we must at last become asham'd of our credulity. Nothing is more dangerous to reason than the flights of the imagination, and nothing has been the occasion of more mistakes among philosophers. Men of bright fancies may in this respect be compar'd to those angels, whom the scripture represents as covering their eyes with their wings. This has already appear'd in so many instances, that we may spare ourselves the trouble of enlarging upon it any farther.

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„There is nothing more dangerous than to leap a chasm in two jumps.“

—  David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945

As quoted in Design for Power : The Struggle for the World (1941) by Frederick Lewis Schuman, p. 200; This is the earliest citation yet found for this or similar statements which have been attributed to David Lloyd George, as well as to Benjamin Disraeli, Winston Churchill, Vaclav Havel, Jeffrey Sachs, Rashi Fein, Walter Bagehot and Philip Noel-Baker. It has been described as a Greek, African, Chinese, Russian and American proverb, and as "an old Chassidic injunction". Variants:
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
Later life

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„Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Quelle: 1960s, Strength to Love (1963), Ch. 4 : Love in action, Sct. 3

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„6472. Nothing more smooth than Glass, yet nothing more brittle;
Nothing more fine than Wit, yet nothing more fickle.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„Peace, which costs nothing, is attended with infinitely more advantage, than any victory with all its expence.“

—  Thomas Paine, buch Die Rechte des Menschen

Part Two, Chapter V. Ways and means of improving the condition of Europe, interspersed with miscellaneous observations.
1790s, Rights of Man, Part 2 (1792)

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„4934. There is nothing more precious than Time, and nothing more prodigally wasted.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)

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„There's nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place.“

—  Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter

Existencilism (2002)

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„Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.“

—  Alain French philosopher 1868 - 1951

Propos sur le Religion no. 74 (1938), under the pen name Alain.
Alternate translation: “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.” IZQuotes https://izquotes.com/quote/%C3%A9mile-chartier/nothing-is-more-dangerous-than-an-idea-when-you-have-only-one-idea-390165 (retrieved 10/30/18).

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„Nothing is more dangerous in practice, than an obstinate, unbending adherence to a system, particularly in its application to the wants and errors of mankind.“

—  Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832

Quelle: A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition) (1832), Book I, On Production, Chapter XVII, Section IV, P. 196

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„Nothing matters if we aren't safe… The world has never been more dangerous than it is today.“

—  Marco Rubio U.S. Senator from state of Florida, United States; politician 1971

As quoted in "America's Next Top Fearmonger: The presidential candidates compete to scare the daylights out of the U.S. public." http://nationalinterest.org/feature/america%E2%80%99s-next-top-fearmonger-12954 (22 May 2015), by Robert Golan-Vilella, National Interest.
2010s, 2015

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„Nothing proves that we are more than nothing.“

—  Emil M. Cioran, buch Lehre vom Zerfall

A Short History of Decay (1949)

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