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Caution Quotes

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

Author: Alfred Adler (1870-1937)

Profession: Austrian Psychiatrist

Hasten slowly.

Author: Caesar Augustus (63 BC - AD 14)

Profession: Founder of Roman Empire

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]

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

The torment of precautions often exceeds often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

Look twice before you leap.

Author: Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Profession: British Novelist

Whenever our neighbor's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.

Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman

Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

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.

Author: Lydia M. Child (1802-1880)

Profession: American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor

Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.

Author: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

Beware the hobby that eats.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.

Author: A. W. Hare


Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.

Author: Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679)

Profession: British Philosopher

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?

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

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

Author: Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

Profession: American Poet