„Danger (the spur of all great minds)“

—  George Chapman, The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois

The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois (1613), Act V, scene i.
Contexto: Danger (the spur of all great minds) is ever
The curb to your tame spirits.

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„Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it: he that fears otherwise, gives advantage to the danger.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli British Conservative politician, writer, aristocrat and Prime Minister 1804 - 1881

From the Enchiridion (1640) of Francis Quarles.
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„Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.“

—  Edmund Burke Anglo-Irish statesman 1729 - 1797

Not found in Burke's writings. It was almost certainly first published in Charles Caleb Colton's Lacon (1820), vol. 1, no. 324
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„Avarice, the spur of industry, is so obstinate a passion, and works its way through so many real dangers and difficulties, that it is not likely to be scared by an imaginary danger, which is so small, that it scarcely admits of calculation.“

—  David Hume, livro Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary

Part I, Essay 12: Of Civil Liberty
Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary (1741-2; 1748)
Contexto: Avarice, the spur of industry, is so obstinate a passion, and works its way through so many real dangers and difficulties, that it is not likely to be scared by an imaginary danger, which is so small, that it scarcely admits of calculation. Commerce, therefore, in my opinion, is apt to decay in absolute governments, not because it is there less secure, but because it is less honourable.

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„Love is the most powerful motivator in the world. It spurs mortals to greatness. Their noblest and bravest acts are done for love.“

—  Rick Riordan, livro The Lost Hero

Variante: My point is that love is the most powerful motivator in the world. It spurs mortals to greatness. Their noblest, bravest acts are done for love.
Fonte: The Lost Hero

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„There is danger in deep water, and danger is more real than beauty in a boy’s mind.“

—  Mervyn Peake English writer, artist, poet and illustrator 1911 - 1968

Fonte: Gormenghast (1950), Chapter 50, section 2 (p. 661)

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„The saying that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing is, to my mind, a very dangerous adage.“

—  Thomas Henry Huxley English biologist and comparative anatomist 1825 - 1895

"On Elementary Instruction in Physiology" (1877) http://aleph0.clarku.edu/huxley/CE3/ElPhys.html
1870s
Contexto: The saying that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing is, to my mind, a very dangerous adage. If knowledge is real and genuine, I do not believe that it is other than a very valuable possession, however infinitesimal its quantity may be. Indeed, if a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?

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„A valiant mind no deadly danger fears;“

—  Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era 1550 - 1604

From Reason and Affection. First published in Paradyse of Dainty Devices (1576), revised in the 1596 edition. It is also known as "Being in Love he complaineth". Published by Grosart in Miscellanies of the Fuller Worthies' Library, Vol. IV (1872)
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„The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry.“

—  Henry Taylor English playwright and poet 1800 - 1886

Fonte: The Statesman (1836), Ch. 23. p. 187

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„To my mind, the only realistic solution to this danger is to lock down all nuclear materials and eliminate all nuclear weapons in all countries: Global Zero.“

—  Valerie Plame American spy 1963

"Reaching Global Zero" (8 March 2011) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valerie-plame-wilson/nuclear-proliferation_b_832399.html
Contexto: Without doubt, terrorist groups are trying to buy, build or steal a bomb. Furthermore, there is enough highly-enriched uranium (HEU) in the world to build more than 100,000 weapons, and rogue individuals are selling technology on the black market. If terrorists get hold of HEU, they could not be prevented from smuggling it into a targeted city, building a bomb and exploding it.
To my mind, the only realistic solution to this danger is to lock down all nuclear materials and eliminate all nuclear weapons in all countries: Global Zero. I am now dedicated to achieving this goal as a leader of the Global Zero movement. This movement was launched in December 2008 in Paris by an international group of 100 current and former heads-of-state, national security officials, military commanders and business, civic and faith leaders — and in just two years has grown to 300 leaders and 400,000 citizens worldwide.
The group believes that whatever deterrent value nuclear weapons had in the Cold War is now outweighed by the dangers of proliferation and nuclear terrorism. Our international Global Zero Commission has developed a practical, step-by-step plan to eliminate all nuclear weapons through phased and verified reductions.
To build on the progress made to date, we need a worldwide public movement to make Global Zero an urgent global imperative — and to bring all nuclear weapons countries to the table to negotiate multilateral nuclear arms reductions for the first time in history.

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„"Dangerous" does not mean exciting or bold; it means likely to cause great harm. The most dangerous idea is the only dangerous idea: The idea that ideas can be dangerous.“

—  Daniel T. Gilbert American psychologist 1957

Daniel T. Gilbert (2007) in: John Brockman. What is your dangerous idea?: today's leading thinkers on the unthinkable. Harper Perennial, 2007, p. 42

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„With whip and spur he paid his tavern bill.“

—  Francesco Berni Italian poet 1497 - 1535

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