— Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881
„There is nothing more dangerous than to leap a chasm in two jumps.“
As quoted in Design for Power : The Struggle for the World (1941) by Frederick Lewis Schuman, p. 200; This is the earliest citation yet found for this or similar statements which have been attributed to David Lloyd George, as well as to Benjamin Disraeli, Winston Churchill, Vaclav Havel, Jeffrey Sachs, Rashi Fein, Walter Bagehot and Philip Noel-Baker. It has been described as a Greek, African, Chinese, Russian and American proverb, and as "an old Chassidic injunction". Variants:
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps.
— David Lloyd George Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1863 - 1945
[Lloyd George, David, David Lloyd George, War Memoirs, New, 1, 1938, Odhams Press Limited, London, 445, XXIV: Disintegration of the Liberal Party]
— Robert Greene, livro The 48 Laws of Power
Fonte: The 48 Laws of Power
— Robert Ferrigno American writer 1947
Prayers For The Assassin (2006)
— Ron English American artist 1959
— Howard Pyle, livro The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Fonte: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
„Nothing is more dangerous to reason than the flights of the imagination, and nothing has been the occasion of more mistakes among philosophers.“
— David Hume, livro A Treatise of Human Nature
Part 4, Section 7
A Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40), Book 1: Of the understanding
Contexto: This deficiency in our ideas is not, indeed, perceived in common life, nor are we sensible, that in the most usual conjunctions of cause and effect we are as ignorant of the ultimate principle, which binds them together, as in the most unusual and extraordinary. But this proceeds merely from an illusion of the imagination; and the question is, how far we ought to yield to these illusions. This question is very difficult, and reduces us to a very dangerous dilemma, whichever way we answer it. For if we assent to every trivial suggestion of the fancy; beside that these suggestions are often contrary to each other; they lead us into such errors, absurdities, and obscurities, that we must at last become asham'd of our credulity. Nothing is more dangerous to reason than the flights of the imagination, and nothing has been the occasion of more mistakes among philosophers. Men of bright fancies may in this respect be compar'd to those angels, whom the scripture represents as covering their eyes with their wings. This has already appear'd in so many instances, that we may spare ourselves the trouble of enlarging upon it any farther.
„There is nothing more dangerous to the shackles of complacency and the warden of fear than philosophy in action.“
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Fonte: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 154
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
Fonte: 1960s, Strength to Love (1963), Ch. 4 : Love in action, Sct. 3
„If consciousness is, as some inhuman thinker has said, nothing more than a flash of light between two eternities of darkness, then there is nothing more execrable than existence.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
The Tragic Sense of Life (1913), I : The Man of Flesh and Bone
— Banksy pseudonymous England-based graffiti artist, political activist, and painter
— Alain French philosopher 1868 - 1951
Propos sur le Religion no. 74 (1938), under the pen name Alain.
Alternate translation: “Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.” IZQuotes https://izquotes.com/quote/%C3%A9mile-chartier/nothing-is-more-dangerous-than-an-idea-when-you-have-only-one-idea-390165 (retrieved 10/30/18).
„Nothing is more dangerous in practice, than an obstinate, unbending adherence to a system, particularly in its application to the wants and errors of mankind.“
— Jean-Baptiste Say French economist and businessman 1767 - 1832
Fonte: A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition) (1832), Book I, On Production, Chapter XVII, Section IV, P. 196
— Marco Rubio U.S. Senator from state of Florida, United States; politician 1971
As quoted in "America's Next Top Fearmonger: The presidential candidates compete to scare the daylights out of the U.S. public." http://nationalinterest.org/feature/america%E2%80%99s-next-top-fearmonger-12954 (22 May 2015), by Robert Golan-Vilella, National Interest.
„In my opinion two is the ideal team. Any more and you're in danger of ending up with a committee that spins its wheels and accomplishes nothing.“
— Robert W. Bly American writer 1957
101 Ways to Make Every Second Count: Time Management Tips and Techniques for More Success With Less Stress (1999)
„The more common report is that Remus mockingly jumped over the newly raised walls and was forthwith killed by the enraged Romulus, who exclaimed, "So shall it be henceforth with every one who leaps over my walls."“
— Livy Roman historian -59 - 17 a.C.
Book I, sec. 7
History of Rome
Original: (la) Vulgatior fama est ludibrio fratris Remum novos transiluisse muros; inde ab irato Romulo, cum verbis quoque increpitans adiecisset 'sic deinde, quicumque alius transiliet moenia mea', interfectum.
„Though there is nothing more dangerous, yet there is nothing more ordinary, than for weak saints to make their sense and feeling the judge of their condition. We must strive to walk by faith.“
— Thomas Brooks English Puritan 1608 - 1680
Fonte: Quotes from secondary sources, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, 1895, P. 245.
— Mervyn Peake English writer, artist, poet and illustrator 1911 - 1968
Fonte: Gormenghast (1950), Chapter 50, section 2 (p. 661)