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Famous Caution Quotes

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A list of the best caution quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous caution quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic caution quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about caution?" and "What are inspirational caution quotes?"

This list includes notable caution quotes by various authors, writers, playwrights, speakers, politicians, athletes, poets, and more. Vote on your favorites so that the greatest caution quotes rise to the top, as the order of the list changes dynamically based on votes. Don't let your favorite caution sayings get to the bottom of the list.

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    Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.

    Woodrow Wilson More
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    Caution is the parent of safety.

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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 More
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    Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -- it is thin.

    Edna St. Vincent Millay More
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    To fear the worst oft cures the worse.

    William Shakespeare More
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    When a fox preaches, take care of your geese.

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    Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

    Mark Twain More
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    Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.

    Miguel de Cervantes More
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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 More
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    It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.

    William Shakespeare More
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    Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller More
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    Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.

    Bertrand Russell More
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    The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

    Alfred Adler More
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    It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.

    Publilius Syrus More
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    Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.

    Henry David Thoreau More
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    Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage

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    A mousetrap always provides free cheese.

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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 More
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    Beware of silent dogs and still waters.

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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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    Napoleon Bonaparte More
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    Look twice before you leap.

    Charlotte Brontë More
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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 More
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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 More
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    Beware the hobby that eats.

    Benjamin Franklin More
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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 More
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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 More
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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 More
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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 More
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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 More
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