Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.
— Wilhelm Reich

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Edmund Burke foothold quote

From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
— Emile Durkheim

Now is the time for us to strike. We must strengthen our foothold in Asia, to ensure no nation overtakes us.
— Lawrence Summers

We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon and to prepare for new journeys to the worlds beyond our own.
— foothold quotation by George W. Bush