Quotes and Sayings about Caution



"The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Life, Danger, May)

"Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity."
- Russell Baker
(Related: May)

"Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Opportunity, Failure, Caution, Inaction)

"Creative risk taking is essential to success in any goal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Success, Opportunity, Failure, Goal, Caution, Inaction, Risk)

"Our plants had now increased to 252: as they were all kept on shore at the tent I augmented the guard there, though from the general conduct of the natives there did not appear the least occasion for so much caution."
- William Bligh
(Related: Caution, Now, Plants)

"The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Destiny, Self)

"I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution."
- Wernher von Braun
(Related: Caution, Word)

"While Fledging is a different type of book, The Parable series serve as cautionary tales. I wrote the Parable books because of the direction of the country. You can call it save the world fiction, but it clearly doesn't save anything."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Books, Country, Direction, Fiction, World)

"The rest is a mere matter of detail, to be settled with judgment, discretion, and caution."
- John Griffin Carlisle
(Related: Caution, Detail, Discretion, Judgment, Rest)

"Exercise caution, as I have advised many people."
- George Carman
(Related: People, Caution, Exercise)

"I cannot say to a person who suffers injustice, 'Wait.' Perhaps you can. I can't. And having decided that I cannot urge caution I must stand with him."
- Sandra Casey Cason
(Related: Caution, Injustice)

"Caution, not exuberance, should be our fiscal motto."
- John Chafee
(Related: Caution)

"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 M. Child
(Related: Being, Spirit)

"In the writing of memoirs, as in the production of shows, too much caution causes the audience to nod and think of other channels."
- Gerald Clarke
(Related: Causes, Caution, Production, Writing)

"It's a funny thing because you look at the careers of other filmmakers, and you see them sort of slow down, and you realize, maybe this becomes harder to do as you get older. That's sort of a cautionary thing. I hope it doesn't happen to me."
- Joel Coen
(Related: Funny, Hope, Careers)

"Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Surprises, Will)

"Our troops are committed to bringing security to Iraq while its government matures. American forces will continue to accomplish their mission with caution, precision and honor with the thanks of a grateful nation."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Government, American, Caution, Honor, Iraq, Mission, Nation, Security, Troops, Will)

"Distrust and caution are the parents of security."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Caution, Distrust, Parents, Security)

"Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Time, Habit, Caution, Country, France, Old)

"Precaution is better than cure."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Cure)

"Every step of life shows much caution is required."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Life, Caution)

"Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Caution, Mankind, World)

"Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Caution, Mankind, World)

"Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things. In a world where we are so certain to incur them in spite of all our caution, a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this excessive nervousness on their behalf."
- William James
(Related: Heart, Caution, Errors, Nervousness, World)

"The scars of others should teach us caution."
- St. Jerome
(Related: Caution)

"One should proceed with caution. We may simply not be wise enough to do some of the kinds of engineering things that people are talking about doing."
- Leon Kass
(Related: People, Caution, Engineering, May, Talking)

"With Stewart International Airport located here, the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Police, Responsibility)

"For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still."
- John Maynard Keynes
(Related: Gods, Years)

"To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering."
- Aldo Leopold
(Related: First)

"The Constitution is a document that should only be amended with great caution."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Caution, Constitution)

"If every conceivable precaution is taken at first, one is often too discouraged to proceed at all."
- Archer J. P. Martin
(Related: First)

"Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: Faith, Life, Purpose, Caution, Friends, Future)

"I am very puzzled by the fact that young people are getting infected again. They don't take precautions despite an enormous amount of information. It's like riding a race car at 200 kilometers an hour. Some people like the risk."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Car, People, Fact, Information, Race, Risk)

"I wonder why it is, that young men are always cautioned against bad girls. Anyone can handle a bad girl. It's the good girls men should be warned against."
- David Niven
(Related: Men, Girls, Wonder)

"Now, therefore, the Directors of the company are hereby ordered to see that precautions are taken to make travel on said railroad perfectly safe by using a screw with at least twenty-four inches diameter."
- Joshua A. Norton
(Related: Travel, Company, Now)

"It goes without saying that the desire to accomplish the task with more confidence, to avoid wasting time and labour, and to spare our experimental animals as much as possible, made us strictly observe all the precautions taken by surgeons in respect to their patients."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Time, Animals, Confidence, Desire, Respect, Saying)

"But I want to just caution, it is not incumbent on the United States to prove that Saddam Hussein is trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction. He's already demonstrated that he's trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Caution, Destruction, states, Trying, United, Want, Weapons)

"The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and must therefore be treated with great caution."
- J. K. Rowling
(Related: Truth, Caution)

"It's a difficult undertaking. I've been married for four years and I see this movie as a cautionary tale about people who've gone deeply out of communication."
- Mark Ruffalo
(Related: People, Communication, Years)

"Make decisions about the President's personal security. He can overrule you, but don't ask him to be the one to counsel caution."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Caution, Decisions, President, Security)

"Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Happiness, Love, Caution)

"We will always apply the same principles of collective security, prudent caution, and superior weaponry that enabled us to peacefully prevail in the long cold war against the Soviet Union."
- Theodore C. Sorensen
(Related: War, Caution, Principles, Security, Will)

"It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Caution)

"More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution."
- James Thomson
(Related: Courage, Caution, Eye)

"It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Caution)

"The enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Caution)

"Throw caution to the wind and just do it."
- Carrie Underwood
(Related: Caution, Wind)

"We had a single find of BSE in this country. And we believe that what we're doing is appropriate action taken in an abundance of caution under the circumstances. And I believe it's the right thing to do."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Action, Abundance, Caution, Circumstances, Country, Right)

"As far as I know, the most conservative estimates of the number of Americans who would be killed in a major nuclear attack, with everything working as well as can be hoped and all foreseeable precautions taken, run to about fifty million."
- George Wald
(Related: Americans, Conservative)

"I caution against beginning or ending a quotation with ellipses."
- Bill Walsh
(Related: Beginning, Caution, Ending, Quotation)

"We exercise great caution in airing an audio- or videotape released by a terrorist organization holding a hostage. These are decisions made by CNN's editorial staff and not by any third party."
- Jim Walton
(Related: Caution, Decisions, Exercise, Party)

"Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
- George Washington
(Related: Experience, Religion, Morality, Caution, Reason, Religious)

"Action makes more fortune than caution."
- Charlotte Whitton
(Related: Action, Caution, Fortune)

"The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed."
- Nathaniel Parker Willis
(Related: Caution, Guilt, Innocence, Risk)

"Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Caution, Selfishness)