Caution Proverbs

Sayings about Care & Caution

Caution minimizes loss. ~ Filipino Proverbs

If you can’t be good, be careful. ~ Traditional Proverb

Beware of one who has nothing to lose. ~ Italian Proverbs

In the South they don’t care how close you get, as long as you don’t get too high. In the North, they don’t care how high you get, as long as you don’t get too close. ~ African-American Proverb

Watch out for a bad woman and never trust a good one. ~ Spanish Proverbs

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. ~ Bible

Do not be tricked into thinking that there are no crocodiles just because the water is still. ~ Malaysian Proverbs

In prosperity caution, in adversity patience. ~ Dutch Proverbs

When a fox preaches, take care of your geese. ~ Traditional Proverb

Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage. ~ Traditional Proverb

Not to watch your workmen is to lose your money. ~ Spanish Proverb

One should be just as careful in choosing one’s pleasures as in avoiding calamities. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Great wealth, great care. ~ Dutch Proverb

Your tongue is like a horse — if you take care of it, it takes care of you; if you treat it badly, it treats you badly. ~  Arabian Proverb

A year’s care, a minute’s ruin. ~ Filipino Proverb

Beware of silent dogs and still waters. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

Being careful is not being a coward. ~ Haitian Proverbs

Great care is no defense against Fate. ~ Arabian Proverb

Sit atop the mountain and watch the tigers fight. ~ Chinese Proverb

Watch out for the dog that doesn’t bark and the man who says nothing. ~ Spanish Proverb

Don’t throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water. ~ Swedish Proverbs

Better an ounce from the ground than a pound from the roof. ~ The Talmud

Don’t trouble a quiet snake. ~ Greek Proverbs

Carelessness is worse than a thieve. ~ Scottish Proverb

Be careful for deep water and dogs that do not bark. ~ Indian Proverb

Caution is not cowardice; even the ants march armed. ~ Ugandan Proverbs

Don’t put robbers to work in a bank. ~ American Proverbs

Don’t dance on a volcano. ~ French Proverbs

Wise care keeps what it has gained. ~ Danish Proverb

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. ~ Traditional Proverb

Don’t sign a paper without reading it, or drink water without seeing it. ~ Spanish Proverb

When the ducks are quacking the frogs take it as a warning. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Of what does not concern you say nothing good or bad. ~ Italian Proverb

The law helps those who watch, not those who sleep. ~ Traditional Proverb

If everyone is going to dance, who, then, would watch? ~ Cameroonian Proverbs

A mousetrap always provides free cheese. ~ Traditional Proverb

Be careful not to make a woman weep. ~ Hebrew Proverb

If the moon is with you, you need not care about the stars. ~ African Proverb

A coward is full of precaution. ~ Somali Proverbs

Watch the faces of those who bow low. ~ Polish Proverbs

Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best. ~ Chinese Proverb

Don’t measure a wolf’s tail until he is dead. ~ Croatian Proverb

Who has only one eye must take good care of it. ~ Dutch Proverb

Care now, be cared for later. ~ Palestinian Proverbs

Saying about Caution

Caution Quotes & Sayings

Curiosity is not a sin…. But we should exercise caution with our curiosity… yes, indeed. ~ J.K. Rowling

Haste makes work which caution prevents. ~ William Penn

Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. ~ Victor Hugo

Idealists foolish enough to throw caution to the winds have advanced mankind and have enriched the world. ~ Emma Goldman

Caution, though very often wasted is a good risk to take. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

We must substitute courage for caution. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Precaution is better than cure. ~ Edward Coke

Confident because of our caution. ~ Epictetus

You must not allow yourself to be advised, cautioned, influenced, persuaded. ~ Minnie Maddern Fiske

Beware the hobby that eats. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Caution is the path to mediocrity. ~ Frank Herbert

Caution is the lower story of prudence. ~ Thomas Carlyle

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. ~Joseph Addison

I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. ~ Wernher Von Braun

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

More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution. ~ James Thomson

The innocence that feels no risk and is taught no caution, is more vulnerable than guilt, and oftener assailed. ~ Nathaniel Parker Willis

Distrust and caution are the parents of security. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The scars of others should teach us caution. ~ St. Jerome

One of the rules of caution is not to be too cautious. ~ Bahya ibn Paquda

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

It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others. ~ Publilius Syrus

Caution comes too late when we are in the midst of evils. ~ Sir Walter Scott

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

Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness. ~ Woodrow Wilson

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

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

Man’s caution often into danger turns, and his guard falling crushes him to death. ~ Edward Young

You go for it. All the stops are out. Caution is to the wind, and you’re battling with everything you have. That’s the real fun of the game. ~ Dan Dierdorf

I would caution all of us or I would remind all of us that any candidate that we support, they are going to be flawed. ~ J. C. Watts

Choose your friends with caution; plan your future with purpose, and frame your life with faith. ~ Thomas S. Monson

There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false reptile prudence, the result, not of caution, but of fear. ~ Edmund Burke

Action makes more fortune than caution. ~ Charlotte Whitton

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. ~ Bertrand Russell

Scars fade with time. And the ones that never go away, well, they build character, maturity, caution. ~ Erin McCarthy

It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution. ~ Alvin Toffler

Throw caution to the wind and just do it. ~ Carrie Underwood

Every step of life shows much caution is required. ~ Goethe

It requires as much caution to tell the truth as to conceal it. ~ Baltasar Gracian

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