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Safety Net Quotes


"We shouldn't turn the safety net into a hammock. It should actually be a safety net." - Steve King

"There is no safety-net to protect against attraction." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"SAFETY NET-ISM: The belief that there will always be a financial and emotional safety net to buffer life's hurts. Usually parents." - Douglas Coupland

"Marriage is a leap of faith. You are each other's safety net." - Erica Bauermeister

"A real entrepreneur is somebody who has no safety net underneath them." - Henry Kravis

"Medicaid is a vital safety net for New York's poor and vulnerable, young and old alike." - James T Walsh

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

"Our people want jobs. They don't want a safety net as a way of life." - Marco Rubio

"We will not cut one penny from the safety net until we've cut every penny from corporate welfare." - Rand Paul

"All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none." - Gerry Cooney

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

"I do not want to get rid of the safety net, I want to get rid of dependency." - Benjamin Carson

"My hair is a safety net for me, so I love to have it down and full and relaxed." - Blake Lively

"We don't want to turn the safety net into a hammock that lulls able-bodied people into complacency and dependence." - Paul Ryan

"Medicaid and the Child Health Insurance Program are the two most important safety net programs for children." - Irwin Redlener

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

"It's not good fishing before the net." - George Herbert

"Leap...and the net will follow" - Valerie Bertinelli

"Eat your way to safety!" - Bill Allred

"One of the dangers about net-net investing is that if you buy a net-net that begins to lose money your net-net goes down and your capacity to be able to make a profit becomes less secure. So the trick is not necessarily to predict what the earnings are going to be but to have a clear conviction that the company isn't going bust and that your margin of safety will remain intact over time." - Peter Cundill

"My net worth, that net works. Keep my shooters out in Brooklyn where the Nets work." - Nicki Minaj

"When you're NAT on the net, you're NOT on the net" - Hugh Jackman

"I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair, I'll fix it." - Mitt Romney

"But my lazy lack of faith, my in-vogue atheism, has taken away the safety net hanging beneath our children's lives." - Rosamund Lupton

"I've put myself in this position where I haven't set myself up with a Plan B. I don't have a safety net; it's all in." - G-Eazy

"A safety net of small white lies can be the bedrock of a successful marriage. You wouldn't believe how cheaply I can do a kitchen renovation." - Anna Quindlen

"It's not good for people to have the safety net too low... People can take care of themselves better than we allow them to." - William H Macy

"People at the University of Portland were accepting and loving and open-minded. When you have a safety net, it allows you to take risks." - Kunal Nayyar

"The question is whether voters, particularly independents, believe that Obama truly values personal liberty and responsibility as much as the government-bought safety net." - Ron Fournier

"While, in general, life satisfaction goes up with wealth, beyond the safety net more and more wealth brings very radically diminishing returns on life satisfaction." - Steve Jurvetson

"Safety-net programs must make efficient use of taxpayer resources and harness the capabilities of recipients by helping them move back into the workforce." - Todd Young

"In Britain, where the social safety net is more like a social swaddling cloth, crime rates other than murder are significantly higher than in the United States." - Ben Shapiro

"The holy scriptures as well as the local and General Authorities of the Church provide a safety net of counsel and guidance for the people of the Church." - James E Faust

"You know, I think that the Republicans have made it really clear that they want to end the so-called social safety net from cradle to grave." - Gwen Moore

"The good thing about the Anvil school of filmmaking was that it was fly by the seat of your pants. There was no safety net." - Sacha Gervasi

"You know, there are people making a lot of money in this country who can actually afford their own health care. We are in a situation where we got a safety net in place in this country for people who frankly don't need one. We got to focus on making sure we got a safety net for those who actually need it." - Eric Cantor

"Some things are more important than safety." - Melissa Marr

"Tradition was safety; change was danger." - Mary Doria Russell

"The worship of safety emasculates greatness." - Max Lucado

"Give me safety, or give me death." - John Stossel

"Practice fire safety - watch what you heat." - Anonymous

"My mom was paranoid about my safety." - Jane Smiley

"There is always safety in valor." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Doing theater is like walking a tightrope without a net." - Joe Manganiello

"Gates's net wealth is greater than the combined net worth of the poorest 40% of Americans (112,000,000 people)." - Ralph Nader

"Man hath weaved out a net, and this net throwne upon the Heavens, and now they are his own." - John Donne

"Those who sacrifice essential liberty for temporary safety are not deserving of either liberty or safety." - Benjamin Franklin

"Safety and the assurance of safety are things of the past." - Bram Stoker

"At a time of economic recession, the need for Medicaid and other safety net services is even greater. And we don't want to raise taxes on people who are having a tough time paying their bills." - James Douglas, Lord of Douglas

"Nobody wants to fall into a safety net, because it means the structure in which they've been living is in a state of collapse and they have no choice but to tumble downwards. However, it beats the alternative." - Daniel Handler

"Eighty percent of the people in the world have no food safety net. When disaster strikes - the economy gets blown, people lose a job, floods, war, conflict, bad governance, all of those things - there is nothing to fall back on." - Josette Sheeran

"It turns out I had this huge geeky safety net out there that I didn't know about this whole time, made up of people who have been reading my comic for nine years but never contacted me." - Rich Burlew

"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

"It turns out I had this huge geeky safety net out there that I did' know about this whole time, made up of people who have been reading my comic for nine years but never contacted me." - Rich Burlew

"Acting is a career without a safety net, because it's not like a professional job where every year you hope to be promoted, and get a sense of career stability. There is never any stability in this business." - Naomie Harris

"Give sacrificially. We don't like risky faith. We like to have our safety net below us. But we miss the adventure of seeing God provide when we've really stretched ourselves in giving." - Randy Alcorn

"There are so many quiet times you spend as a mother that aren't glorified but are a foundation for your kids. No matter what, there was always a thick safety net under this trapeze." - Tina Fey

"During the New Deal, people thought to be liberal was to reject socialism on one extreme and fascism on the other, and to preserve capitalism through regulation and a social safety net." - Noah Feldman

"Because of my own experience with market fluctuation, I recognize the great risks one takes on investments. This converts the Social Security safety net into a risky proposition many cannot afford to take." - Grace Napolitano

"For people who have for been putting their hard-earned money into the system for years, the president's idea would replace their safety net with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment." - Grace Napolitano

"Sometimes, in a portrait, I go straight in with paint onto canvas... Other than riding my bike up and down the hills around here, it is the most dangerous thing I do... like tightrope-walking without a safety net!" - David Cobley

"State capitalism is about more than emergency government spending, implementation of more intelligent regulation, or a stronger social safety net. It's about state dominance of economic activity for political gain." - Ian Bremmer

"I try to master every facet of a character in order to build a safety net for myself, so I can go on to take more risks to create someone really distinct." - Jim Parsons

"Coming back to the topic of computer security, the TCP Wrapper is an example of such a safety net. I wrote it when my systems were under attack by someone who appeared to walk through walls." - Wietse Venema

"As long as I manage investments properly and don't spend recklessly, Tumblr has given my family a strong safety net and given me the freedom to work on whatever I want. And that's exactly what I plan to do." - Marco Arment

"Africa's informal economy is one of the most innovative and inventive environments in the world. Yet it is an environment with little regulation in which workers are often exposed to hard conditions and live without a safety net." - Richard Attias

"At a time of economic recession, the need for Medicaid and other safety net services is even greater. And we don't want to raise taxes on people who are having a tough time paying their bills." - James Douglas

"In social policy, when we provide a safety net, it should be designed to help people take more entrepreneurial risks, not to turn them into dependents. This doesn't mean that we should be callous to the underprivileged." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"I was like one of those people who is allergic to the twentieth century... I'd been brought up to think there was some order to things, but there was no safety net. Doctors accused me of being mad." - Peter Wolf

"We must promote upward mobility, starting with solutions that speak to our broken education system, broken immigration policy, and broken safety-net programs that foster dependency instead of helping people get back on their feet." - Paul Ryan

"Eighty percent of the people in the world have no food safety net. When disaster strikes - the economy gets blown, people lose a job, floods, war, conflict, bad governance, all of those things - there is nothing to fall back on." - Josette Sheeran

"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

"There's an energy and excitement when you're building a company. You have so much tail wind. You're planting new seeds. But it's also scary, because there's no safety net." - Howard Schultz

"London had so much death in its history, it was hard to find a spot without spirits. They formed a safety net. Still, you had to hope the ones you got were good." - Samantha Shannon

"To keep farmers on the farm we must maintain a strong farm safety net, but we will also have to build a thriving companion economy to compliment production agriculture in rural America." - Tom Vilsack

"The welfare system was designed to do something different when it was started than what it does now. It was a safety net to help people get back to work: if they were sick, it would help them get back." - Ross Kemp

"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

"If you have a problem where you have just poverty, long-term insurance benefits for an emergency aren't going to solve that either. You have got to fix the social safety net." - Harry Reid

"I think what happened is, we have gotten a little careless maybe and sloppy over the last 10 years with the mechanisms that used to provide oversight, checks and balances, a safety net, if you will, for professionalism." - Martin Dempsey

"America used to have a strong 'moral safety net' for its people. Today that net is badly frayed, not only because families are disintegrating but also because the church doesn't play the same role that it once did in many Americans' lives." - Gary Bauer

"Mobile communications have two functions: as a safety net, and as a marketing tool. I think it'd be foolish to not carry one for safety sake. Using one for marketing is an optional activity, and I've generally stayed away from extensively using one for this purpose because it's a distraction." - Andrew Skurka

"The most dangerous place is in your safety zone." - Robin S. Sharma

"Safety is all well and good: I prefer freedom." - E B White

"Bored by safety, the lover grows jealous and exacting." - Mason Cooley

"The safety of the people shall be the highest law." - Cicero

"District 12: Where you can starve to death in safety." - Suzanne Collins

"Nothing's as good as holding on to safety." - Euripides

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

"Safety lies in the middle course. [Lat., Medio tutissimus ibis.]" - Ovid

"Choosing safety is a choice of life over career." - Warren Farrell

"You cannot play for safety and make art." - Lucille Clifton

"Guidance requires action, but it does not guarantee safety." - Caroline Myss

"Increasing public safety almost always means restricting liberties." - Charles Krauthammer

"Those who would trade safety for freedom deserve neither." - Thomas Jefferson

"On big routes in big mountains, speed equals safety." - Steve House

"Safety concerns are reasonable. Banning refugees is certainly not." - Lawrence O'Donnell

"In the multitude of counsellors there is safety." - Bible

"Out of this nettle - danger - we pluck this flower - safety." - William Shakespeare

"We remain very confident in the safety of U.S. beef." - John Clifford

"Where there are many counsellors there is safety." - Edward Coke

"Mexico is only a memory of childhood safety." - Sandra Cisneros

"Having a mate has given me that feeling of safety." - Lisa Bonet

"The death of wolves is the safety of the sheep." - George Herbert

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

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

"Safety First is Safety Always." - Charles M. Hayes

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

"Arrive at the net with the puck and in ill humor." - Fred Shero

"Hee that hath a Fox for his mate, hath neede of a net at his girdle." - George Herbert

"Heaven's net is very vast. It is sparsely meshed, yet nothing slips through." - Laozi

"Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose." - Douglas Adams

"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques Yves Cousteau

"The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it." - William Gibson

"I hope we will use the Net to cross barriers and connect cultures." - Tim Bernerslee

"The Net is pretty cool, but the physical world is the best medium ever." - Jeff Bezos

"Every day, you'll have opportunities to take chances and to work outside your safety net. Sure, it's a lot easier to stay in your comfort zone.. in my case, business suits and real estate.. but sometimes you have to take risks. When the risks pay off, that's when you reap the biggest rewards." - Donald Trump

"The same people in the Congress who are busy kicking holes in the social safety net are also those who would sell off the nation's forests for a song, give away its national parks, and trash its wilderness preserves; there is a connection between the two impulses." - Paul Gruchow

"The most significant change wrought by adolescence is the taming of the ideals by which a person measures himself. . . . Love of oneself becomes love of the species. Conscience is pointed to the future, whispering permission to reach beyond the safety net of our ordinary and finite human existence." - Louise J Kaplan

"I am someone who's very positive about business, as a social Democrat. I do like the safety net of the welfare system and people setting things and creating business, and that's what I try to do with my own work: export it around the world from the U.K." - Eddie Izzard

"Unlike national markets, which tend to be supported by domestic regulatory and political institutions, global markets are only 'weakly embedded'. There is no global lender of last resort, no global safety net, and of course, no global democracy. In other words, global markets suffer from weak governance, and are therefore prone to instability, inefficiency, and weak popular legitimacy." - Dani Rodrik

"There is much in American society which I admire, but I have long held the view that the absence of an effective safety net in that country means that too many needy citizens fall by the wayside. That is not the path that Australia will tread. Nor do we want the burdens of nanny state paternalism that now weigh down many economies in Europe." - John Howard

"True freedom requires taking responsibility for your own life. That frightens the hell out of too many people. They prefer to have Big Brother holding a safety net for them, and they'll sell their own birthright and their children's as well to keep it." - F. Paul Wilson

"I like writing teen characters because they're vulnerable to the newness of things; and vulnerability makes emotional responses raw, vital and unguarded. Lacking a context of consequences, choices are riskier and stakes higher. Life is lived without a safety net. As an author and reader, I find that a mighty charge to drama." - Allan Stratton

"I like writing teen characters because they"re vulnerable to the newness of things; and vulnerability makes emotional responses raw, vital and unguarded. Lacking a context of consequences, choices are riskier and stakes higher. Life is lived without a safety net. As an author and reader, I find that a mighty charge to drama." - Allan Stratton

"The public is ready now for a safety net for the middle class, something not just for the poor, but for everyone who will need help, from time to time, in order to own a home, educate their kids, keep themselves healthy or have something to retire on." - Barney Frank

"Independent travel does that, bringing temporarily together these wandering ships that would otherwise pass in the night. Relationships were mostly brief and sometimes downright fleeting. The barriers and masks of settled existence melted away, allowing strangers to become fast friends, if only for a day. We travellers needed that, having deliberately stepped away from the social safety net of family, school, work and community." - John Haines

"There will always be people with disabilities. And by my estimation, the scorecard for the way we take care of those who need our help the most, those at the very bottom of that safety net, is pretty dismal. And that has to change." - William H Macy

"There's a massive community in church. You have a real home. You can move to different parts of the world and you'll always find a church and a community. When you let go of church, you don't have that comfort, you don't have that safety net anymore." - Michaela Coel

"In stand up every joke is thought about so meticulously, and one word can completely change how the audience responds. You're up there with no safety net; you can't shirk responsibility. It's your thoughts; it's your voice. You can't blame it on the writing, you can't blame it on the editor. You are just up there completely naked." - Ari Graynor

"Most Americans believe in fairness; we believe that people should work hard but there should be a safety net. We believe in saving the quality of our air and water for our children. Most Americans want action on climate change. You can just go through the list. Most Americans believe in progressive taxation." - Nancy MacLean

"We don't need to do anything new. We simply need to protect Social Security so that when people reach a certain age and are no longer earning an income, they have a safety net through which they are not going to fall." - Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"Everything that we believe in and count on is really in question right now. Our safety net, public education, housing, health care, so many things that are fundamental to a healthy democracy, are under attack. So I think, in general we've got a lot of work to do." - Ai-jen Poo

"Our enforcement priorities will include removing criminals, gang members, security threats, visa overstays, public charges. That is those relying on public welfare or straining the safety net along with millions of recent illegal arrivals and overstays who've come here under this current corrupt administration." - Donald Trump

"I worked with and became close with these characters [in Twilight] and the people who are portraying them and it's kind of, I think, a safety net that we had, and it's going to be kind of strange not going back to set with these people that I've become so familiar with." - Ashley Greene

"I hope and understand that people are getting a better recognition that food stamps is a program that really helps America, helps families in need. It's not a government handout. If anything, it's a safety net that helps people through difficult times and bridges them towards stability." - Cory Booker

"Effort and pain may not be avoided. Physical and psychological breakdowns occur. The support of a like-minded group, dedicated to The Art of Suffering, provides a safety net. An individual will push harder and risk more in the company of trustworthy peers..." - Mark Twight

"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

"There's no real road map to L.A. Everyone's journey is different. You have to persevere and be willing to put everything in it. You have to stick it out. I don't really have a safety net, but what I do is put myself in the best possible position to succeed by working hard. Also, be careful who you let into your life." - Christopher Egan

"I know what my comfort zones are. But without a back-up, I will never step out of my comfort zone. I don't go bungee jumping; I won't jump from the third floor without a safety net. I don't do such things. That's not my personality type." - Kajol

"More broadly, we are going to have to examine the safety net programs to make sure they are poised to catch the families before they fall even more, especially in the areas of unemployment benefits, child care assistance, and foster care." - Richard Neal

"The terrible thing about love is that it takes away your safety net, your balancing pole. Even the tightrope you walk upon will disappear beneath you, yet love expects you to keep walking anyway, arms outstretched, one foot after the other, on nothing more than air." - Christopher Barzak

"Federal assistance helps millions of Americans escape poverty every year by providing the stability needed to take advantage of new opportunities. In fact, it is our safety net that allows full participation in the economy. More Americans purchasing goods means more Americans making them, which means more American jobs." - John Yarmuth

"I was a wild kid. I was left to climb trees. And you know those railways logs, they piled them up, six feet apart, and I'd jump from one to the other. Without a safety net! I was an incredible tomboy." - Shirley Bassey

"All of the sports have a safety net, but boxing is the only sport that has none. So when the fighter is through, he is through. While he was fighting his management was very excited for him, but now that he is done, that management team is moving on." - Gerry Cooney

"I think we can see how blessed we are in America to have access to the kind of health care we do if we are insured, and even if uninsured, how there is a safety net. Now, as to the problem of how much health care costs and how we reform health care ... it is another story altogether." - Abraham Verghese

"One side of the American psyche wants smaller government, lower taxes, and more choices for individuals, even if those choices increase risk. The other wants a strong social safety net to protect the weakest among us, even if it costs more to minimize risk." - Ron Fournier

"I don't see how we can have both the freedoms we had before and the safety net that we all need considering the way the world is today. And that's just because human beings can't trust each other. We've given in over and over to some of the darkest elements that exist in life itself." - Herbie Hancock

"To Republicans, I humbly suggest that we make it possible for Democrats to give up their quest for redistribution of income and wealth by our acceptance of an appropriate role for government in financing those public goods and services necessary to secure a social safety net below which no American would be allowed to fall." - Jack Kemp

"What middle-income Americans want most of all is a job. We need a generous safety net for the most vulnerable in our society, but for most people the biggest social accomplishment that we can help them achieve is a good-paying job." - Joseph M Kyrillos

"When you go through some controversy and you see your face on the news in a negative way for 48 hours... you doubt yourself. And your friends make the difference. They become a safety net that come in and say, 'That's not the case.' And the relationships that you've built... come to the fore." - Stanley A Mcchrystal



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