The Canadians seem to be held together with string and safety pins. Dean Gooderham Acheson Quoted in David S
McLellan and David C Acheson (eds) Among Friends: Personal
Letters of Dean Gooderham Acheson (1980).
With a nation, as with a boxer, one of the greatest assurances of safety
is to add reach to power. Dean Gooderham Acheson Alluding to US
bases in Europe. Quoted in James B Reston Deadline (1991).
Oh, the holiness of always being the injured party. The historically
oppressed can find not only sanctity but safety in the state
of victimization.When access to a better life has
been denied often enough, and successfully
enough, one can use the rejection as an excuse to cease all
efforts. Maya originally MayaJohnson Angelou Singin'and Swingin'and Getting Merry Like
Dominus illuminatio mea, et salus mea, quem timebo? The Lord is the
source of my light and my safety, so whom shall I fear? Bible (Vulgate) Psalm 26:1.
There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, at
any time. (John) Calvin Coolidge Telegram to the President of the American
Federation of Labor, while
Coolidge was Governor of Massachusetts during the Boston police
In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our
speed. RalphWaldo Emerson Essays: First Series,'Prudence'.
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a
concern for one's safety in the face of dangersthat
werereal and immediate wastheprocess of a rational mind.Orr
was crazy and could be grounded. All hehad to dowas
ask; and as soon ashe did, he would no longer be
crazyand would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy
to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he
was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy
and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane
and had to.Yossarian was moved very deeply by the
absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22, and let
out a respectful whistle. 'That's some catch,
that Catch-22,' he observed. 'It's the best
there is,' Doc Daneeka agreed. Joseph Heller Catch-22, ch.5.
Wenn ichKultur h o« reentsichere ich meinen Browning! When I hear anyone
talk of cultureI take off the safety catch on my
Browning! Hanns Johst Schlageter, act1, sc.1. The phrase is often
attributed to Hermann Goering, in
the form'Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for
Are we so sure that with15 representativesinacting under the
unanimity rule, the deterrent would continue to deter?
There may be one finger on the trigger, but there
will be15 fingers on the safety catch. Stockton NATO, 1960 House of Commons, 30 May.
Amid the wreck and the misery of nations it is our just exaltation that we
have continued superior to all that ambition or
despotism could effect; and our still higher exaltation ought to
be that we provide not only for our own safety but hold
out a prospect for nations now bending under the
yoke of tyranny of what the exertions of a free people
can effect. William known as theYounger Pitt Speech to the House of Commons, 25 Apr.
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 Psalm121:1^2.
There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. James Grover Thurber 'The Fairly Intelligent Fly', in the NewYorker, 4