Threatening Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old threatening quotes, threatening sayings, and threatening proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If people don't find what you are doing threatening, then it is probably not very important.     

Nathan Myhrvold

What is unusual is not always threatening. What is different is not necessarily strange.     

Elaine Welteroth

The new is threatening to those who have mastered the old.     

Simon Sinek

Necessity when threatening is more powerful than device of man.     

Quintus Curtius Rufus

Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.     

Paulo Coelho

We all have fundamental beliefs of one sort or another, and it is very threatening if somebody is saying they're wrong.     

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

When nothing around you makes sense, everything is equally threatening.     

Mandy Ashcraft

Anyone whose needs are small seems threatening to the rich, because he's always ready to escape their control.     

Nicolas Chamfort

Some people find clarity threatening. They like muddle, confusion, obscurity. So when somebody does no more than speak clearly it sounds threatening.     

Richard Dawkins

In threatening times like these, what good is a peace that demands a controlled environment? We need a peace of heart and mind to see us through the storm when our environment goes berserk.     

George Foster

There's nothing more threatening than a powerful woman, and there's nothing more threatening to the current order of things than women powerfully owning their own narrative. It's so threatening to people, to women as well, and it's threatening the order of things.     

Amanda Palmer

Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.     

Naomi Wolf

Who punishes one threatens a hundred.     

French Proverb

The coward threatens when he is safe.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People in power need to control others in order to maintain power. One of the ways to do that is to take that which is threatening and demonize it.     

Jasmine Guy

When Fortune means to men most good, She looks upon them with a threatening eye.     

William Shakespeare

If I was just normally intelligent, I could probably get away with it - but I'm fiercely intelligent and that's threatening.     

Sharon Stone

Genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum.     

Charles Spencer

Sometimes my fancy gets to floating inside me, threatening to carry me away like a leaf on a wind. Better to be a stone.     

Shannon Hale

Trust comes before strength, and it becomes a conduit of influence. Your strength is a little bit threatening before people trust you.     

Amy Cuddy

The troubles which have come upon us always seem more serious than those which are only threatening.     

Titus Livius

After all, the more women are developed internally, the more this is threatening to a society that insists on seeing them merely externally.     

Wendy Shalit

Though beauty gives you a weird sense of entitlement, it's rather frightening and threatening to have others ascribe such importance to something you know you're just renting for a while.     

Candice Bergen

Change is threatening to the status quo.     

David W. Earle

One cannot reduce terror by holding over the world the threat of what it most fears.     

Wendell Berry

We have ripped the humanity out of our companies. It's threatening the very underpinnings of our society.     

Paul Tudor Jones

Man moves in all modes, by legs of horses, by wings of winds, by steam, by gas of balloon, by electricity, and stands on tiptoe threatening to hunt the eagle in his own element.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A further sign of health is that we don't become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it's time to stop struggling and look directly at what's threatening us.     

Pema Chodron

The combination of hatred and technology is the greatest danger threatening mankind.      

Simon Wiesenthal