Safety quotes

  • …words have been all my life, all my life--this need is like the Spider's need who carries before her a huge Burden of Silk which she must spin out--the silk is her life, her home, her safety--her food and drink too--and if it is attacked or pulled down, why, what can she do but make more, spin afresh, design anew….
    -- A. S. Byatt

    #Home #Safety #Design

  • Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Motivational #Work #Safety

  • One can go back toward safety or forward toward growth.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Safety #Growth #Have Faith

  • You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Business #Learning #Safety

  • We can consider the process of healthy growth to be a never ending series of free choice situations, confronting each individual at every point throughout his life, in which he must choose between the delights of safety and growth, dependence and independence, regression and progression, immaturity and maturity.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Maturity #Safety #Choices

  • The search for safety takes its clearest form... in the compulsive-obsessive neurosis... to frantically order and stabilize the world so that no unmanageable, unexpected or unfamiliar dangers will ever appear.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Order #Safety #Insecurity

  • War is chaotic and when you start having a larger scale film and you have a lot of safety protocols and choreography, I would imagine it becomes more difficult.
    -- Adrien Brody

    #War #Safety #Film

  • Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Success #Mother #Safety

  • Certain temperaments respond to anxiety by pulling inward. Their instincts tell them ' Don't go out to meet the world - you'll have a panic attack. Inside is where safety is.
    -- Aimee Liu

    #Safety #Anxiety #Inward

  • I'll continue to work to ensure that safety and I am honored to have earned the endorsement of the men and women who provide public safety in our city.
    -- Alan Autry

    #Men #Cities #Safety

  • It seems to me the mark of a civilized society that certain privileges should be taken for granted such as education, health care and the safety to walk the streets.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Taken #Civilization #Safety

  • Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a safety hazard don't see the danger of the big picture. They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use this same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Mean #Safety #Second Amendment

  • In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Safety #Gold #Saving

  • The safety-obsessed church lacks the inner dynamic to foster profound missional impact in our time.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Impact #Safety #Profound

  • At some point preoccupation with safety can get in the way of living full lives.
    -- Alan Hirsch

    #Safety #Way #Preoccupation

  • It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract.
    -- Alan Shepard

    #Space #Government #Safety

  • The safety of a republic depends essentially on the energy of a common national sentiment; on a uniformity of principles and habits; on the exemption of the citizens from foreign bias and prejudice; and on that love of country which will almost invariably be found to be closely connected with birth, education and family.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Country #Safety #Energy

  • The circumstances that endanger the safety of nations are infinite, and for this reason no constitutional shackles can wisely be imposed on the power to which the care of it is committed.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Safety #Care #Infinite

  • The people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government and to reform, alter, or totally change the same when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Government #People #Safety

  • So for us, the condition and preparation on and by which we are sheltered by that great hand, is the faith that asks, and the asking of faith. We must forsake the earthly props, but we must also believingly desire to be upheld by the heavenly arms. We make God responsible for our safety when we abandon other defense, and commit ourselves to Him.
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Hands #Safety #Preparation

  • Whatever may be the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to that safety arising from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise. That is the faith, the experimental faith, by which we Americans have undertaken to live.
    -- Alexander Meiklejohn

    #Wise #Loss #Safety

  • Swedes are such a civilised, perfect society - at least on the surface. There's a great safety net, a huge middle class, free education, free health care. People are very polite, they wait their turn. They're not too loud, they're not too quiet, but sometimes it's a little too perfect.
    -- Alexander Skarsgard

    #Class #People #Safety

  • If you're worried about safety, you might like to follow my example and put on that seat belt." "The what?" Xavier shook his head in disbelief. "You worry me," he muttered.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Safety #Worry #Example

  • If the public safety be provided, liberty and propriety secured, justice administered, virtue encouraged, vice suppressed, and the true interest of the nation advanced, the ends of government are accomplished . . .
    -- Algernon Sidney

    #Government #Safety #Justice

  • The old view was that delicacy of language was part of the nature, the sacred nature, of eros and that to speak about it in any other way would be to misunderstand it. What has disappeared is the risk and the hope of human connectedness embedded in eros. Ours is a language that reduces the longing for an other to the need for individual, private satisfaction and safety.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Views #Safety #Risk

  • Of course we have compassion. We just don't believe the safety net should be used as a hammock.
    -- Allen West

    #Believe #Compassion #Safety

  • Fear, safety, and conformity make you mediocre and average
    -- Alonzo King

    #Average #Safety #Conformity

  • REVOLUTION, n. A bursting of the boilers which usually takes place when the safety valve of public discussion is closed.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Safety #Revolution #Censorship

  • Safety isn't always safe. You can find one on every gun.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Gun #Safety #Safe

  • At the tail end of the great global boom, their old richer consumers are behaving more like new poorer ones, also increasingly concerned about cost, quality, and safety.
    -- Andrew Curry

    #Business #Safety #Quality

  • Companies are increasingly taking responsibility for the safety of the food they sell, rather than risk their brand on a large recall.
    -- Andy Kennedy

    #Responsibility #Safety #Risk

  • Rich people have the potential to reach a point where they see money as the source of their safety and security.
    -- Andy Stanley

    #People #Safety #Rich

  • When you make giving a priority, something happens inside of you. Especially when it's financially challenging to do so. It's like you loosen your grip on a value system whose motto says, "Money is the key to life and happiness and safety."
    -- Andy Stanley

    #Keys #Safety #Giving

  • I think it's important that, as a matter of course, the brain and spinal column were removed from this cow, and that would be the material that would cause concern in terms of human health. And therefore we're confident in the safety of the food supply.
    -- Ann Veneman

    #Thinking #Safety #Brain

  • Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Bullying #Heart #Safety

  • But the average person doesnt have that much imagination. They just want to be entertained. They want to have the tableau presented for them. They dont want to participate beyond a certain point. They want the safety of the herd, to be catered to, sit back and enjoy.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Average #Safety #Imagination

  • Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away.
    -- Archilochus

    #Law #Safety #Useless

  • A safety net for the poor indeed requires some level of income redistribution.
    -- Ari Fleischer

    #Safety #Income #Levels

  • Why worry about minor little details like clean air, clean water, safe ports and the safety net when Jesus is going to give the world an "Extreme Makeover: Planet Edition" right after he finishes putting Satan in his place once and for all?
    -- Arianna Huffington

    #Jesus #Air #Safety

  • I am ready to compromise, but there is one thing I won't compromise on: the safety of the Israeli people.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #People #Safety #Compromise

  • Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush's austere budget for the next fiscal year.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Strong #Years #Safety

  • Whoever embarks with women embarks with a storm; but they are themselves the safety boats.
    -- Arsene Houssaye

    #Women #Safety #Storm

  • The crossing of space ... may do much to turn men's minds outwards and away from their present tribal squabbles. In this sense, the rocket, far from being one of the destroyers of civilisation, may provide the safety-value that is needed to preserve it.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Men #Space #Safety

  • [Speaking] is never without fear; of visibility, of the harsh light of scrutiny and perhaps judgment, of pain, of death. But we have lived through all of those already, in silence, except death. And I remind myself all the time now, that if I were to have been born mute, and had maintained an oath of silence my whole life for safety, I would still have suffered, and I would still die.
    -- Audre Lorde

    #Pain #Light #Safety

  • Those of us who decided to work for democracy in Burma made our choice in the conviction that the danger of standing up for basic human rights in a repressive society was preferable to the safety of a quiescent life in servitude
    -- Aung San

    #Rights #Safety #Choices

  • I love playing different characters and things that are challenging. I'm not interested in safety at all. That's what makes me get up in the morning.
    -- Aunjanue Ellis

    #Morning #Character #Safety

  • Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Expression #Safety #Fabric

  • Law enforcement officers are never 'off duty.' They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.
    -- Barbara Boxer

    #Law #Safety #Police

  • The place that seems most dangerous is exactly where safety lies.
    -- Barbara Cook

    #Lying #Safety #Dangerous

  • Hospitality, or flinging wide the door to friends and wayfarers alike, was once important, back in a world without motels or safety nets, where a friend might find his castle burnt down or a wayfarer find bandits on his trail.
    -- Barbara Holland

    #Doors #Safety #Important

  • God will never let you sink under your circumstances. He always provides a safety net and His love always encircles.
    -- Barbara Johnson

    #Safety #His Love #Circumstances

  • Women would be disproportionately affected by the privatization of social security. It is one of the most important safety nets for American women in old age, or in times of disability, to insure financial income for their families.
    -- Barbara Mikulski

    #Safety #Important #Age

  • When we stand up for America, we stand up for what America stands for, which is a safety net for our seniors and really helping our families be able to help themselves
    -- Barbara Mikulski

    #Senior #America #Safety

  • I'm probably going to be the scruffiest Chief Scout you've ever had and my health and safety policy is non-existent.
    -- Bear Grylls

    #Safety #Chiefs #Policy

  • With respect to their safety, derivatives, for the most part, are traded among very sophisticated financial institutions and individuals who have considerable incentive to understand them and to use them properly.
    -- Ben Bernanke

    #Safety #Use #Incentives

  • Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
    -- Ben Hecht

    #Safety #Justice #Mind

  • Those who would give up liberty for safety deserve neither.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Giving Up #Safety #Liberty

  • An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return.
    -- Benjamin Graham

    #Safety #Promise #Analysis

  • To have a true investment, there must be a true margin of safety. And a true margin of safety is one that can be demonstrated by figures, by persuasive reasoning, and by reference to a body of actual experience.
    -- Benjamin Graham

    #Safety #Body #Investment

  • The Palestinian society is split into two - those who are openly calling for Israel's destruction like Hamas, and those who are not calling openly for Israel's destruction but refuse to confront those who do. They're timid, they're afraid to actually stand up to these killers. They're afraid, maybe for their own sake, for their own political hides, sometimes for their own physical safety. And they don't take that necessary plunge.
    -- Benjamin Netanyahu

    #Two #Israel #Safety

  • There are two ways of avoiding fear: one is by persuading ourselves that we are immune from disaster, and the other is by the practice of sheer courage. The latter is difficult, and to everybody becomes impossible at a certain point. The former has therefore always been more popular. Primitive magic has the purpose of securing safety, either by injuring enemies, or by protecting oneself by talismans, spells, or incantations.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Practice #Two #Safety

  • The single most important issue for traumatized people is to find a sense of safety in their own bodies,
    -- Bessel van der Kolk

    #Issues #People #Safety

  • When we talk about safety and security of the American people, politics falls aside pretty quickly.
    -- Bill Frist

    #Fall #People #Safety

  • Bernanke and company are trying to reflate the economy with almost stated objective of inflation at 2 percent and higher in order to provide some type of safety margin for a future recession. That's where they want to go.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Order #Safety #Trying

  • Communities and neighborhoods are affected. Idling trains, traffic backups, grade crossing accidents and other safety issues all affect the quality of life in our neighborhoods.
    -- Bill Lipinski

    #Issues #Safety #Community

  • The whole time I was a union leader, we had to put up with John Howard and Tony Abbott attacking workers' conditions. I'm proud of being a moderate trade union official, working co-operatively between employees and employers. I'm interested in better wages for workers, better safety, job security, and, profitable companies, because I understand that if you get co-operation in the workplace, everyone wins.
    -- Bill Shorten

    #Jobs #Winning #Safety

  • What really matters in a workplace, what helps an employer if you've got a unionised workforce is if your shop stewards know the rules of the game, if your safety reps are taught to be able to examine situations to make sure the workplace is more safety. Better informed delegates, better workplace safety saves companies money. Unions are very good at safety. We are good at teaching delegates how to resolve disputes.
    -- Bill Shorten

    #Teaching #Games #Safety

  • Were it not for the Clash, punk would have been just a sneer, a safety pin and a pair of bondage trousers.
    -- Billy Bragg

    #Safety #Pairs #Punk

  • You cannot come to Christ unless the Spirit of God brings you. But what if you ignore His warnings? Then you are in the gravest danger, for some day God will no longer be speaking to you. Then it will be too late. Come to Christ while there is still time. Christ, God's greater Ark, stands ready to welcome you to safety today.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Safety #What If #Too Late

  • Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.
    -- Billy Joel

    #Safety #Wire #Musician

  • The devil says I'm out, but the Lord says I'm safe.
    -- Billy Sunday

    #Safety #Devil #Safe

  • We still have tremendous work ahead of us to ensure that women have equal opportunities in the workplace and in our society.
    -- Blanche Lincoln

    #Opportunity #Safety #Our Society

  • As state and federal lawmakers debate the country's energy policies and Colorado's role in the ever-expanding energy economy, let's hope they remember that unnecessary regulations stifle growth while doing nothing for public safety or health.
    -- Bob Beauprez

    #Country #Safety #Growth

  • We have no more fundamental obligation in government than to ensure the safety of our citizens.
    -- Bob Ehrlich

    #Government #Safety #Citizens

  • My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children, health of the Chesapeake Bay, and safety of all Maryland citizens. We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future.
    -- Bob Ehrlich

    #Children #Commitment #Safety

  • Well the first order of government is to preserve the public order and safety.
    -- Bob Wise

    #Government #Order #Safety

  • The charged life, then, usually calls to us after we have done what we were supposed to do, become who we thought we were supposed to be, lived as we thought we were supposed to live. Then the safety and comfort and compromise get to us, and a stirring of restlessness and revolution sends us off in search of greater adventures and meaning. From THE CHARGE
    -- Brendon Burchard

    #Adventure #Safety #Comfort

  • When safety is our priority, we live our lives being very, very careful, and we wind up having no lives
    -- Byron Katie

    #Wind #Safety #Priorities

  • Safety and happiness can only come from individuals, classes, and nations being honest and fair and kind to each other.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Class #Safety #Honest

  • God is the only comfort, He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from. He is our only possible ally, and we have made ourselves His enemies. Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again. They are still only playing with religion. Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger - according to the way you react to it. And we have reacted the wrong way.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Fun #Thinking #Safety

  • It is a great advantage to a President, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Country #Men #Safety

  • The right of the police of Boston to affiliate has always been questioned, never granted, is now prohibited.... There is no rightto strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Boston #Safety #Police

  • Governments are necessarily continuing concerns. They have to keep going in good times and in bad. They therefore need a wide margin of safety. If taxes and debt are made all the people can bear when times are good, there will be certain disaster when times are bad.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Government #People #Safety

  • There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time.
    -- Calvin Coolidge

    #Time #Safety #Strikes

  • Public policy in the twentieth century was about protecting and expanding the social compact, based on recognition that effective government at the federal level provides rules and services and safety measures that contribute to a better society.
    -- Carl Bernstein

    #Government #Safety #Levels

  • If there is a fear of falling, the only safety consists in deliberately jumping.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Fall #Jumping #Safety

  • Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely.
    -- Carl Levin

    #Jobs #Men #Safety

  • The moment you come to trust chaos, you see God clearly. Chaos is divine order, versus human order. Change is divine order, versus human order. When the chaos becomes safety to you, then you know you're seeing God clearly.
    -- Caroline Myss

    #Order #Safety #Chaos

  • Luckily for you," he said, "you shed hairpins the way Hansel and Gretel shed crumbs. I followed your trail." He pressed a half dozen hairpins into the palm of my left hand. "Now let us return to light, safety, and society.
    -- Caroline Stevermer

    #Light #Hands #Safety

  • Now let us return to light, safety, and society.
    -- Caroline Stevermer

    #Light #Safety #Return

  • The laws ought to be so framed as to secure the safety of every citizen as much as possible. ... Political liberty does not consist in the notion that a man may do whatever he pleases; liberty is the right to do whatsoever the laws allow. ... The equality of the citizens consists in that they should all be subject to the same laws.
    -- Catherine the Great

    #Men #Law #Safety

  • Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States pours its economic resources into ever more grandiose military projects and shortchanges the education, health, and safety of its citizens.
    -- Chalmers Johnson

    #Military #America #Safety

  • "Safety First" is "Safety Always."
    -- Charles Melville Hays

    #Safety #Firsts

  • We can't solve modern problems by going back in time. Retreating to the safety of the familiar is an understandable response, but God has called us to a life of faith. And faith requires us to face the unknown while trusting Him completely.
    -- Charles R. Swindoll

    #Safety #Faces #Problem

  • We are Bay Aryans from Berkeley: prepare to be reengineered in an attractive range of color schemes for your safety and comfort!
    -- Charles Stross

    #Color #Safety #Comfort

  • My safety and my family's safety are not guaranteed even now.
    -- Chen Guangcheng

    #Safety #My Family

  • There's simply no substitute for experience in terms of aviation safety.
    -- Chesley Sullenberger

    #Safety #Aviation #Substitutes

  • Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silences? Is it this belonging, this completeness?
    -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    #Safety #Silence #Most Romantic

  • People who put themselves on the line and sacrifice their own safety for the greater good and for others, and anyone in any profession whose concern is the welfare for other people instead of the individual, are inspiring and important.
    -- Chris Hemsworth

    #Sacrifice #People #Safety

  • If have to undergo preschool safety checks every morning, why does a random thug get to own an assault rifle?
    -- Christine Pelosi

    #Morning #Thug #Safety