There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, at any time.1919 Telegram to the President of the American Federation of Labor, while Coolidge was Governor of Massachusetts during the Boston police strike.
I to the hills will lift mine eyes, from whence doth come mine aid. My safety cometh from the Lord, Who heav'n and earth hath made.Scottish Metrical Psalms
The decision makers face each other. No safety screen stands between the issues and the highest authorities.George P(ratt) Shultz
Censorship, in my opinion, is a stupid and shallow way of approaching the solution to any problem. Though sometimes necessary, as witness a professional and technical secret that may have a bearing upon the welfare and very safety of this country, we should be very careful in the way we apply it, because in censorship always lurks the very great danger of working to the disadvantage of the American nation.Associated Press luncheon (24 April 1950), New York City, New York.
In skating over thin ice our safety is our speed.ralph waldo emerson
If you could extend the elective franchise to all persons of color who can read the Constitution of the United States in English and write their names and to all persons of color who own real estate valued at not less than two hundred and fifty dollars and pay taxes thereon, and would completely disarm the adversary. This you can do with perfect safety. And as a consequence, the radicals, who are wild upon negro franchise, will be completely foiled in their attempts to keep the Southern States from renewing their relations to the Union.andrew johnson
The purpose of road traffic is speed, not safety.janusz korwin-mikke
"regulation is useful and proper, when aimed at the prevention of fraud or contrivance, manifestly injurious to other kinds of production, or to the public safety, and not at prescribing the nature of the products and the methods of fabrication."jean-baptiste say
The tolls for the maintenance of a high road, cannot with any safety be made the property of private persons.Adam Smith
" their swaying bodies reflected the agitation of their minds, and they suffered the worst agony of all, ever just within the reach of safety or just on the point of destruction."Thucydides
If we want to make a discovery, we have to take a risk, since everything new was discovered by accident or by the fact that somebody took a chance and went ahead when there wasn't 100 percent safety for the solution.georg von békésy
Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace.James Baldwin "An interview with James Baldwin" (1961)
When you have overcome one temptation, you must be ready to enter the lists with another. As distrust, in some sense, is the mother of safety, so security is the gate of danger. A man had need to fear this most of all, that he fears not at all.Thomas Brooks, p. 532. cited in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).
The old view was that delicacy of language was part of the nature, the sacred nature, of eros and that to speak about it in any other way would be to misunderstand it. What has disappeared is the risk and the hope of human connectedness embedded in eros. Ours is a language that reduces the longing for an other to the need for individual, private satisfaction and safety.Allan Bloom
Unite for the public safety, if you would remain an independent nation.napoleon bonaparte
I know that when I look at today’s Mexicans and Central Americans, they seem to me fundamentally the same as my grandparents seeking a better life in America. On the other side, however, open immigration can’t coexist with a strong social safety net; if you’re going to assure health care and a decent income to everyone, you can’t make that offer global. So Democrats have mixed feelings about immigration; in fact, it’s an agonizing issue.paul krugman
Life is security and daring,/ Life is protection and risk,/ Life is openness and closure,/ It is safety and adventure.kuruvilla pandikattu
I will repeat then, Sir, that it is not this treaty, it is the Earl of Shelburne alone whom the movers of this question are desirous to wound. This is the object which has raised this storm of faction; this is the aim of the unnatural coalition to which I have alluded. If, however, the baneful alliance is not already formed, if this ill-omened marriage is not already solemnized, I know a just and lawful impediment, and, in the name of the public safety, I here forbid the banns.John Almon and John Debrett, "Register of Parliament".Speech in the House of Commons, 21 February 1783. Referring to the Fox-North Coalition which was already agreed in outline.
It cannot be repeated too often that the safety of great wealth with us lies in obedience to the new version of the Old World axiom Richesse oblige.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., A Mortal Antipathy, Introduction.
I stand by my kind; and I thank God for the temptations that have brought me into sympathy with them, as I do for the "love that urges me to efforts for their good. I hail the great brotherhood of trial and temptation in the name of humanity, and give them assurance that from the Divine Man, and some, at least, of His disciples, there goes out to them a flood of sympathy that would fain sweep them up to the firm footing of the rock of safety.Josiah Gilbert Holland, p. 42. elbin (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them independent on others, for essential, particularly for military supplies.George Washington, January 8, 1790, First State of the Union Address ; part of this accurate quote has also been used as part of improperly altered statements on the internet, and a few published works, such as America : The Final Chapter (2009) by Jessi Winchester, p. 213: "A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." See also NRA edited version available on t-shirts: "A free people ought to be armed - George Washington." .
As, for the safety of society, we commit honest maniacs to Bedlam, so judges should be withdrawn from their bench, whose erroneous biases are leading us to dissolution. It may indeed injure them in fame or in fortune; but it saves the republic, which is the first and supreme law.Thomas Jefferson, "Autobiography", in Paul L. Ford, ed., The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (1892), vol. 1, p. 114 (1892).
Writing in C or C++ is like running a chain saw with all the safety guards removed.Bob Gray of consulting firm Virtual Solutions; cited in Byte (1998) Vol 23, Nr 1-4. p. 70
Love lent me wings; my path was like a stair; A lamp unto my feet, that sun was given; And death was safety and great joy to find; But dying now, I shall not climb to Heaven.Michael Angelo, Sonnet LXIII, After Sunset
Sweet is the remembrance of troubles when you are in safety.Andromeda.
selected by Basil Fawlty 2004 The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society. ~ Emma Goldmanused 5 August 2004, selected by Kalki
In the multitude of counsellors there is safety.Proverbs, XI. 14; XXIV. 6. Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 10-11.
Many people, no doubt, honestly believe that they are only giving away the interests of Czechoslovakia, whereas I fear we shall find that we have deeply compromised, and perhaps fatally endangered, the safety and even the independence of Great Britain and France.... I foresee and foretell that the policy of submission will carry with it restrictions upon the freedom of speech and debate in Parliament, on public platforms, and discussions in the Press.Winston Churchill, speech in Parliament attacking Prime Minister Chamberlain's policy of appeasing Hitler.[ ]