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Danger comes soonest when it is despised.
A danger foreseen is half avoided.
Danger past, God forgotten.
The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
The darkest place is under the candlestick.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. --Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-68)
The day has eyes, the night has ears.
The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top. --O(renthal) J(ames) Simpson (1947-)
Dead men tell no tales.
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not. --Epicurus (c341-c270B.C.)
Death is the grand leveler.
Death is what makes life an event. --Francis Ford Coppola (1939-)
Deeds, not words. --John Fletcher (1579-1625): The Lover's Progress Act iii. Sc.4
Deep rivers move in silence, hallow brooks are noisy.
The deeper we look into nature the more we recognize that it is full of life, and the more profoundly we know that all life is a secret, and we are all united to all this life. --Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
Defer not until tomorrow if you can do it today.
Delay breeds danger.
Deliberate in counsel, prompt in action.
Desert and reward seldom keep company.
Desire torments us and hope comforts us.
Despair makes cowards courageous.
Detest the sin, but weep for the sinner.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
The devil finds work for idle hands to do.
The devil is not so black as he is painted.
Diamond cuts diamond.
The die is cast [thrown]. [Alea iacta est.] --Gaius [Caius] Julius Caesar (c100-44B.C.) (He said it crossing the Rubicon River.)
The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, "Go!" - a leader says, "Let's go!" --E. M. Kelly
The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense. --Tom [Thomas L.] Clancy[, Jr.] (1947-)
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Discontent is the first step in progress.
Discretion is the better part of valor.
Dishonesty is a forsaking of permanent for temporary advantage. --Christian Bovee
Distance lends enchantment to the view.
Do and it will be done; don't do and it will not be done: if something is not done, that is because no one did it. --Uesugi Yôzan (1751-1822)
Do as you would be done by. --Cf. Bible: Matthew
Do in Rome as the Romans do.
Do not be afraid of defeat. You are never so near to victory when defeated in a good cause. --Henry Ward Beecher (1813-87)
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. --Gautama Siddhartha (566?-480B.C.)
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. --Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956)
Do not put new wine into old bottles. --Cf. Bible:Luke
Do or die.
Do we not hear anything yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we not smell anything yet of God's decomposition? Gods, too, decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, the murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? --Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900): The Gay Science [aka Joyous Wisdom]
Do what you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life. --Harvey Mackay
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Dog does not eat dog.
Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark: you know what you are doing, but nobody else does. --E(dgar) W(atson) Howe (1853-1937)
Doing something is often easier than worrying about it.
Don't ask the barber whether you need a haircut. --Daniel Greenberg
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps. --David Lloyd George (1863-1945)
Don't change horses in midstream [the middle of a stream]. --Abraham Lincoln (1809-65)
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
Don't cry before you are hurt.
Don't cut the bough you are standing on.
Don't dream a dream, live a dream and let reality sleep. --Eyvo Johnson
Don't drink and drive.
Don't find fault; find a remedy. --Henry Ford (1863-1947)
Don’t forget your first resolution.
Don't halloo till you are out of the wood.
Don't lose your way, with each passing day; you've come so far, don't throw it away. --James Horner & Will Jennings: If We Hold On Together (sung by Diana Ross (1944-))
Don't make it bad, take a sad song and make it better. --Paul McCartney (1942-) "The Beatles": Hey Jude
Don't meet trouble half-way.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Don't put the cart before the horse.
Don't quarrel with your bread and butter.
Don't stop, thinking about tomorrow, don't stop, it'll soon be here. --Christine McVie "Fleetwood Mac": Don't Stop
Doom is dark and deeper than any sea-dingle. Upon what man it fall. --W(ystan) H(ugh) Auden (1907-73): The Wanderer
A door must be either shut or open.
Down corn, down horn.
Draw Dragon Dot Eyes. --An old Chinese fable
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today. --James (Byron) Dean (1931-55)
Drive your business, do not let it drive you.
A drowning man will catch at a straw.
Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return. --Bible: Genesis
Dying is as natural as living.