Most safely shall you tread the middle path.
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose.
They were concerned about the racial issue. They thought it was not a safe issue to go Asian, unfortunately.
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.
A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.
Life is like a B-movie. You don't want to leave in the middle of it but you don't want to see it again.
She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stoe amphitheatre, with the sky's starry vault overhead, and simply listen to the great silence around her.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
The only safe thing is to take a chance.
I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for truth - and truth rewarded me.
You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe.
Daring is not safe against daring men.
Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence.
Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
In the days of Moses and the prophets such a man would have been counted among the wise men of the land; in the Middle Ages he would have been burned at the stake.
I don't think any movie or any book or any work of art can solve the stalemate in the Middle East today. But it's certainly worth a try.
No man ruleth safely but he that is willingly ruled.
Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn't make you want to jump into that business.
All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.