80 Double Edged Sword Quotes And Sayings

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Double Edged Sword Meaning: The phrase means to something that has both good and bad consequences.

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Double Edged Sword Quotes

  1. “Fame is very much a double-edged sword.” ― Kevin Bacon

  2. “Everything in life is a double-edged sword.” ― Anita Dobson
    Double Edged Sword Quotes
    Double Edged Sword Quotes

  3. “Your words are a double-edged sword – they can heal or kill.”
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    Double Edged Sword Quotes Images

  4. “Technology is always a double-edged sword.” ― Stephen Morris

  5. “Pride is a tricky, glorious, double-edged feeling.” ― Adrienne Rich

  6. “But the truth is a double-edged sword: it is a dangerous thing.” ― Michael Scott

  7. “Teachers tell me that they’d like to work more closely with parents.” ― Jim Knight

  8. “Karma is a double edged sword, be careful how you treat the people who trust you.”
    Quotes About Double Edged Sword
    Quotes About Double Edged Sword

  9. “Good and evil are mixed together and re enforced each other in turn.” ― Elena Ferrantе

  10. “Candor is always a double-edged sword; it may heal or it may separate.” ― Wilhelm Stekel

  11. “A politician is a man who will double cross that bridge when he comes to it.” ― Oscar Levant

  12. “A nuclear blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.” ― Isaac Asimov, Foundation

  13. “Revenge is a double-edged sword. The longer you hold it the deeper you cut yourself.” ― Chris Colfer

  14. “Technology is, of course, a double edged sword. Fire can cook our food but also burn us.” ― Jason Silva

  15. “Ego is a double edged sword. The outer edge cuts your popularity, while the inner edge cuts your purity.”                                                                                                                                                                                Double Edged Sword Life Quotes

  16. “I think Star Trek has been very double-edged for all of us – as actors, writers, directors.” ― Jonathan Frakes

  17. “The very same fact about a thing can be both the good and the bad thing about it.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  18. “Fear is a double-edged sword. It can be used to your advantage, or it can be used against you.” ― David Nicola

  19. “Social media is a double-edged sword, it has the power to do real good, but also the power to hurt.” ― Why Keen

  20. “Innocence is a double edged sword – Nothing else can make the world more wonderous or deadly.” ― Rich Jones

  21. “Technology is always a double-edged sword. It will bring in many benefits, but also many disasters.” ― Alan Moore

  22. “Love is a double edged sword, it can conquer your happiness but one wrong swing and it can also cause you misery.”

  23. “Love is a double edged sword. It can elevate you to the heights of bliss or it can plunge you to the depths of despair.”

  24. “Anger is a double edged sword and it generally cuts the one who yields it the deepest.” ― Stanley Victor Paskavich

  25. “All of these mechanisms we have for celebrating are so double-edged. So much sorrow comes out of joy.” ― Dan Colen

  26. “No side effects. Clean as a razor sharp, double-edged sword-whistle.” ― Howard Tayler, Delegates and Delegation

  27. “Time is a double-edged sword: while it might heal all wounds; it also kills all the healed.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  28. “Security is a double-edged sword: While a fence sure protects the fenced; it also imprisons the protected.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  29. “The gods give, like twin flowers, power and ruin, memory and oblivion.” ― Gabriela Mistral, Madwomen: Poems of Gabriela Mistral

  30. “Love is a double-edged sword. It can be a gift from God or a curse from the Devil, all depending on how you choose to wield it.” ― Kwan
    Double Edged Sword Love Quotes
    Double Edged Sword Love Quotes

  31. “Seeing how easy it has been to use Twitter for good has exposed the double-edged sword of how easy it could be to co-opt.” ― Rachel Sklar

  32. “Fame is a double-edged sword: It will make you gain status and popularity, but also lose motivation and creativity.” ― Mouloud Benzadi

  33. “Mind is a double edged sword. It has immense power and it is capable of accomplishing both useful and destructive feats.” ― Atharva Veda

  34. “Science and technology are the keys to both our longevity and our demise. Our entire existence on this planet is a double-edged sword.” ― Rhys Darby

  35. “The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any two-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit.” ― Hebrews: 4:12 (Bible Verse)

  36. “One shouldn’t get carried away by styling, as it can be a double-edged sword. The person should have it in him or her to carry it off.” ― Akkineni Nagarjuna

  37. “Fame can be a double-edged sword, and you have to take the bad with the good. The highs are incredibly high, and the lows can be incredibly low.” ― Emily Atack

  38. “Tongue, a double-edged sword, which cuts both ways. A slip of foot you may recover, a slip of tongue you never get over. Hope is life saving belt.” ― Kapil Bharti

  39. “Playing Marcia was a double-edged sword; it always will be whenever you play a character like that. You will be known as that character forever.” ― Maureen McCormick

  40. “The benefits from stardom as Klinger outweigh any setbacks. It’s a double-edged sword. What makes you famous is what interferes with getting other roles.” ― Jamie Farr

  41. “I was extremely close with my parents. Breaking away from that is a double-edged sword: It’s something you need to do, but it’s hard to cut the apron strings.” ― Linda Cardellini

  42. “Complacency is a sword of two edges. One edge kills hard earned successes while the other end stops future glories. Complacency is a murderer and a barrier!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

  43. “He who fights with monsters should be careful that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

  44. “Technology is a bit of a double-edged sword. Used right, it’s a wonderful tool, but unfortunately, it makes it easier for a lot of mediocre people to get really crappy ideas out.” ― Martin Gore

  45. “Shows can come and go. They can be a hit and then in three years, gone. There’s some comfort in having the stability of a job and having children. It’s a double-edged sword.” ― Calista Flockhart

  46. “Social media is a double-edged sword in our naïve hands. Only possessing it won’t make us mightier unless we learn the art of using it tactfully to avoid futility and self-deprecation.” ― Sapna Sharma

  47. “The anticipation-speculation that comes with a weekly schedule is a double-edged sword. Because people have more time to talk about things, some crazy ideas get a lot of attention.” ― Cary Fukunaga

  48. “Technology in this case is a double-edged sword. There’s no doubt the internet makes counterfeiting easier. The other side of that is that technology makes it harder to be anonymous.” ― Hani Durzy

  49. “Tumblr culture and the whole reappropriation-without-context thing are a double-edged sword in that they both raise awareness of my work and also kind of devalue it at the same time.” ― Bryan Lee O’Malley

  50. “Some are born virtuous, some become virtuous. To be good by nature is indeed fortunate but to become good is like walking on a double-edged sword; it takes a longer time and is more painful.” ― Umera Ahmed

  51. “I can’t take the subway anymore. I think I can still take the bus, though. It’s a double-edged sword because I’m grateful that people recognize and support me, but there are definite downsides to that.” ― Park Bo-gum

  52. “I mean, it’s a bit of a double-edged sword being a celebrity and being an actor as I’m sure you know. Your public laundry is constantly aired out and I thought that maybe I could do some good.” ― Daniel Baldwin

  53. “Social media is a double-edged sword. I’ve gotten in trouble for announcing, too soon, something that the network or the studio wanted to do, and it steals some of the thunder, so to speak.” ― Charisma Carpenter

  54. “Media is a double-edged sword and has the power to change hearts and minds through authentic storytelling as well as the power to paint a person, or an entire community, in a dim and misleading light.” ― Angelica Ross

  55. “Technology is a double-edged sword for sure. You can use it to get in touch with somebody, to get to know somebody, to have really meaningful conversations, or you can use it to hurt and bully people.” ― Shannon Purser

  56. “I have a strong point of view, and that’s a double-edged sword. It can be a phenomenal characteristic in terms of getting things done, but it can also mean I will be relentless in my pushing for my point of view.” ― Mellody Hobson

  57. “That’s double-edged: it’s amazing that they’re bringing me in and showing people new ideas, and at the same time it’s a little hard because seventy percent of the time or even higher I’m not going to get those roles.” ― Rachel True

  58. “Soaps are a double-edged sword. There can be prejudice from some writers and producers who feel you will lower the currency of their work if you’ve been in one. You have to rise above such ludicrous prejudice.” ― Sarah Lancashire

  59. “I am somebody who has always struggled with uncertainty. And, of course, uncertainty is so core to life. I seek out knowledge to help me deal with that. But I’m also aware that knowledge can be really a double-edged sword.” ― Chloe Benjamin

  60. “It’s pretty gratifying to spend so long to make your first film and then feel like it got a lot of love – that was an incredible feeling. But there’s something very distorting about that much attention. It felt like such a double-edged sword.” ― Karyn Kusama

  61. “Science, as illustrated by the printing press, the telegraph, the railway, is a double-edged sword. At the same moment that it puts an enormous power in the hands of the good man, it also offers an equal advantage to the evil disposed.” ― Richard Jefferies

  62. “Users are a double-edged sword. They can help you improve your language, but they can also deter you from improving. So choose your users carefully, and be slow to grow their number. Having users is like optimization: the wise course is to delay it.” ― Paul Graham

  63. “First of all, plain and simple, you have no real idea of what it means to be famous until you become famous. It’s a double-edged sword. Obviously there are a lot of amazing things about fame, but there are also a lot of challenging things about it.” ― Michelle Pfeiffer

  64. “Dealing with wedding stuff is a bit of a double-edged sword – it seems that divorcees are expected to either burn it all on the front lawn, tears silently coursing down their faces, or keep the stuff, shrine-like, concealed somewhere in their homes.” ― Emily V. Gordon

  65. “Time for me is double-edged: every day brings me further from the low of my last cancer relapse, but every day also brings me closer to the next cancer recurrence – and eventually, death. Perhaps later than I think, but certainly sooner than I desire.” ― Paul Kalanithi

  66. “She considered compassion the highest virtue, but that night on Obstetric Ward B, it had had a twin sister whose face was invisible to Carla. The suffering women, however, had recognized it immediately: condemnation.” ― Erik Valeur, Det syvende barn

  67. “I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword – two jackets, one that’s driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.” ― Gordon Ramsay

  68. “It’s always nerve-wracking when people say they look up to you or that you’re a good role model. It’s such a double-edged sword, because you realize you’ve been put on this pedestal, and you have to make sure that you don’t do anything to get torn down.” ― Anjelah Johnson

  69. “Gratefulness is a double-edged sword. Because I think we’ve poured it into a feeling. And the batter of gratitude gets kind of stuck to the edges of the Williams Sonoma melamine mixing bowl. But gratefulness, the act of being grateful is actually… a verb. It’s an activity.” ― Abigail Spencer

  70. “At its best, MTV puts a face to the names, if you know what I mean. I think if you can take the expression of a song much farther, that’s great. And it’s one of the only outlets there is for artistic filmmaking. But it’s a double-edged sword. At it’s worst, MTV is just a lot of TV commercials for songs.” ― John Rzeznik

  71. “Life is a double-edged sword, our greatest strengths are often also our greatest weaknesses. For me, that has always been caring too much and feeling too intensely. It’s allowed me to understand and deeply connect to people, but has also been the cause of a lot of heartache. For everything there is a price.” ― Yasmin Mogahed

  72. “We have to realize that science is a double-edged sword. One edge of the sword can cut against poverty, illness, disease and give us more democracies, and democracies never war with other democracies, but the other side of the sword could give us nuclear proliferation, biogerms and even forces of darkness.” ― Michio Kaku

  73. “An awesome thing about starting your own business? There’s no one there to tell you what to do! But that, you might quickly discover, is a double-edged sword. If you’re not careful, you won’t shower for four days straight, and you’ll spend half your time researching ‘girly, stylish office’ on Pinterest instead of getting any real work done.” ― Rachel Hollis

  74. “Social media is something of a double-edged sword. At its best, social media offers unprecedented opportunities for marginalized people to speak and bring much needed attention to the issues they face. At its worst, social media also offers ‘everyone’ an unprecedented opportunity to share in collective outrage without reflection.” ― Roxane Gay

  75. “I think social media is a double-edged sword for athletes and celebrities. I think sometimes it’s the worst thing. It gives people who are kind of cowardly the opportunity to kind of take an open shot at you or your family and say the craziest, most outrageous thing that they can think of, knowing that they would never say that to your face.” ― Matt Barnes

  76. “You hit a certain age and – especially because of TV – the young cooks coming up say, ‘You’re a sellout, because you’re doing something other than what you should be doing.’ ‘Top Chef’ is a double-edged sword for me: There’s a whole group of people who will not come to the restaurants because they assume I’m not in them anymore, all I do is TV.” ― Tom Colicchio

  77. “It’s a double-edged sword, really. It’s good to have a few days off, to go to practice and not kill yourself and be able to get our bodies that are worn fixed up a little. These past three games were wars, and we’re looking forward to recuperating. Then again, maybe a game on Wednesday wouldn’t be so bad. If you’re losing, you’re hoping for an off week.” ― Anthony Drejaj

  78. “Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double edged sword – it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handling in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines.” ― Jeff Brown

  79. “We often use the Bible as a source for personal validation and defense, a sidekick and a shield, but these will prove ineffective without first the other part. We must also allow ourselves to be wounded by it. We tend to forget its authority – that it is a double-edged sword. Our decrepit, depraved hearts must be completely ripped out in order to welcome that of God.” ― Criss Jami, Healology

  80. “Hate has 4 letters, so does love. Enemies has 7 letters, so does friends. Lying has 5 letters, so does truth. Negative has 8 letters, so does positive. Under has 5 letters, so does above. Cry has 3 letters, so does joy. Anger has 5 letters, so does happy. Right has 5 letters, so does wrong. Hurt has 4 letters, so does heal. It means life is like double edged sword… So transform every negative side into an aura of positivity… We choose the better side of the life.”

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