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 Christmas, ch.9.
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)
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 strike.
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
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 my gun!'.
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.
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
There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. James Grover ThurberSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
'The Fairly Intelligent Fly', in the NewYorker, 4 Feb.
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