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Caution is the parent of safety.
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Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness. Woodrow Wilson
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To fear the worst oft cures the worse. William Shakespeare
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"Learn when to fear, and how to fear, and how much to fear, before you squander all you have left." Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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Beware of silent dogs and still waters.
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Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -- it is thin. Edna St. Vincent Millay
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It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others. Publilius Syrus
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Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket. Mark Twain
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Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage
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Be slow of tongue and quick of eye. Miguel de Cervantes
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To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope. Miguel de Cervantes
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A mousetrap always provides free cheese.
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Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. Bertrand Russell
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When a fox preaches, take care of your geese.
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He that is over -- cautious will accomplish little. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking. William Shakespeare
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Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes. Henry David Thoreau
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Go carefully, child of maat, where no mercy can be had, and let your faith lead you on." Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. Alfred Adler
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If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is, he will not jump. If he does not know how wide it is, he will jump, and six times out of ten he will make it.
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Beware of one who has nothing to lose.
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Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father. -- Matthew 18:10
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Look twice before you leap. Charlotte Brontë
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Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do. Lydia Child
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Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy. E. M. Forster
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Beware the hobby that eats. Benjamin Franklin
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Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto. Thomas Hobbes
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Caution has its place, no doubt, but we cannot refuse our support to a serious venture which challenges the whole of the personality. If we oppose it, we are trying to suppress what is best in man --his daring and his aspirations. And should we succeed, we should only have stood in the way of that invaluable experience which might have given a meaning to life. What would have happened if Paul had allowed himself to be talked out of his journey to Damascus? Carl Jung
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Always count the cost.
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Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best.
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Don't dance on a volcano.
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new! "Be polite to all, friendly to none. Be professional. Be ready to kill everyone and everything." Janet Morris, Chris Morris
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Whenever our neighbor's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own. Edmund Burke
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Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before, Bokonon tells us. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way. Kurt Vonnegut
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