So it is more useful to watch a man in times of peril, and in adversity to discern what kind of man he is; for then at last words of truth are drawn from the depths of his heart, and the mask is torn off, reality remains.
One has only to set a loved human being against the fact that we are all in peril all the time to get back a sense of proportion. What does anything matter compared to the reality of love and its span, so brief at best, maintained against such odds?
In a time when truth is very much in peril, books remain the ultimate repository of creative ideas and irreplaceable knowledge.
Ecological thought rejects consumerism at its peril.
The honors of this world, what are they but puff, and emptiness, and peril of falling?
To vanquish without peril is to triumph without glory.