Safe

Reformers who are always compromising, have not yet grasped the idea that truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.

Government, today, has grown too strong to be safe.

The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe.

He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions. Where there is an excess of liberty, the effect is the same, though from an opposite cause. Government is instituted to protect property of every sort, as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government that alone is a just government which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own.

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

No media project succeeds based on “good news only” because good news does not trigger our alert system. Anything good indicates a safe space, the quiet background against which events can play out. The enculturated mind is cued to respond to the negative as a point of focus, which largely screens out or ignores a quiet stable base, and, because it sharpens and maintains our alert awareness, we actually begin to look for the negative.

If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.

To go against one's conscience is neither safe nor right. Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise.

Empty pockets travel safe.

Death is not the end: it is temporary emancipation... the land to which souls go at death - they enjoy a freedom such as they never knew during their earthly life. So don’t pity the person who is passing through the delusion of death, for in a little while he will be free. Once he gets out of that delusion, he sees that death was not so bad after all. He realizes that his mortality was only a dream and rejoices that now no fire can burn him, no water can drown him; he is free and safe.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination, but the combination is locked up in the safe.

Bigotry tries to keep truth safe in its hand with a grip that kills it.

What are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe: can we not take the leap?

People prefer a religion which makes them feel safe and good rather than right and real.

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth; and truth rewarded me.

It would be an unspeakable advantage, both to the public and private, if men would consider that great truth, that no man is wise or safe, but he that is honest.