Respect is fatal, isn't it?
Nothing really wrong with himonlyanno domini, but that's the most fatal complaint of all, in the end.
It is necessary to relax your muscles when you can. Relaxing your brain is fatal.Sir Stirling Moss
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
One may ride upon a tiger's back but it is fatal to dismount.ernest bramah
Exposure as a propagandist is fatal to the would-be persuader.randal marlin
An unfriendly fairy godmother presented him with a keen sense of humor. Nothing is more fatal in politics.--Colonel Edward M. House, adviser to President Woodrow Wilson.thomas r. marshall
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I regret that this isn't fatal.erik naggum
Up to this point White has been following well-known analysis, but now he makes a fatal error - he beings to use his own head.siegbert tarrasch
Yes, I am a fatal man, Madame Fribsbi. To inspire hopeless passion is my destiny.william makepeace thackeray
There are two threats to reason, the opinion that one knows the truth about the most important things and the opinion that there is no truth about them. Both of these opinions are fatal to philosophy; the first asserts that the quest for truth is unnecessary, while the second asserts that it is impossible. The Socratic knowledge of ignorance, which I take to be the beginning point of all philosophy, defines the sensible middle ground between two extremes.Allan Bloom
He quickly lowered his eyes to his knees again, to conceal the pain in them, to conceal his broken faith in the innate goodness of men, the profound despair of realization that reason might not after all triumph over ignorance. “Perhaps,” he murmured aloud, “To believe in the inevitable triumph of rationality might, in itself, be no more than another expression of those same superstitions which we deplore in the ignorant. It is apparently an occupational disease, perhaps a fatal one, for the scientist to be too sanguine about eventual rule by reason. There is so little evidence...”mark clifton
In all ages of the world, priests have been enemies to liberty; and it is certain, that this steady conduct of theirs must have been founded on fixed reasons of interest and ambition. Liberty of thinking, and of expressing our thoughts, is always fatal to priestly power, and to those pious frauds, on which it is commonly founded; and, by an infallible connexion, which prevails among all kinds of liberty, this privilege can never be enjoyed, at least has never yet been enjoyed, but in a free government.David Hume
Civilization is a disease which is almost invariably fatal.william ralph inge
It is fatal to look hungry. It makes people want to kick you.george orwell
Man is his own star, and the soul that can Render an honest and a perfect man, Commands all light, all influence, all fate. Nothing to him falls early or too late. Our acts, our angels are, or good or ill, Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
There are two kinds of mistakes. There are fatal mistakes that destroy a theory; but there are also contingent ones, which are useful in testing the stability of a theory.
To confuse our own constructions and inventions with eternal laws or divine decrees is one of the most fatal delusions of men.
All has its date below; the fatal hour was register'd in Heav'n ere time began. We turn to dust, and all our mightiest works die too.william cowper
An unfriendly fairy godmother presented him with a keen sense of humor. Nothing is more fatal in politics. -- Colonel Edward M. House , adviser to President Woodrow Wilson .
I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!
I'm all those things, even though I don't want to, in the confuse depth of my fatal sensibility.
The fatal futility of Fact.
Time's fatal wings do ever forward fly; To every day we live, a day we die.thomas campion
Still from the sire the son shall hear Of the stern strife, and carnage drear, Of Flodden's fatal field, When shiver'd was fair Scotland's spear, And broken was her shield!walter scott
It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.