An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Alfred Adler (1870-1937, Austrian psychiatrist)


Hasten slowly.


Caesar Augustus (63 BC-14 AD, Founder of the Roman Empire)


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 (1769-1821, French general, emperor)


Look twice before you leap.


Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855, British novelist)


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


Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British political writer, statesman)


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


Edmund Burke (1729-1797, British political writer, statesman)


Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.


Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616, 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.


Lydia M. Child (1802-1880, American abolitionist, writer, editor)


It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn't have it, to fear and suspect the worst.


Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466-1536, Dutch humanist)


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


Edward M. Forster (1879-1970, British novelist, essayist)


Beware the hobby that eats.


Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790, American scientist, publisher, diplomat)


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


Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679, British philosopher)


Caution has its place, no doubt, but we cannot refuse our support to a serious venture challenging the whole of the personality. If we oppose it, we are trying to suppress what is best in man -- his daring and his aspirations.  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 (1875-1961, Swiss psychiatrist)


My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.


Lord Melbourne (1779-1848, British statesman, Prime Minister)


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


Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950, American poet)


Beware of silent dogs and still waters.


Portuguese Proverb (Sayings of Portuguese origin)


Don't trouble a quiet snake.


Greek Proverb (Sayings of Greek  origin)


Being careful is not being a coward.


Haitian Proverb (Sayings of Haitian origin)


One of the rules of caution is not to be too cautious.


Bahya ibn Paquda


Always count the cost.


American Proverb (Sayings of American origin)


Don't put robbers to work in a bank.


American Proverb (Sayings of American origin)


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


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


Don't measure a wolf's tail until he is dead.


Croatian Proverb


Don't dance on a volcano.


French Proverb (Sayings of French origin)


Beware of one who has nothing to lose.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


Beware of the person with nothing to lose.


Italian Proverb (Sayings of Italian origin)


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


Malaysian Proverb


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.


Persian Proverb (Sayings of Persian origin)


Don't sign a paper without reading it, or drink water without seeing it.


Spanish Proverb (Sayings of Spanish origin)


Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.


Swedish Proverb (Sayings of Swedish origin)


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


Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist, writer)


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


Bertrand Russell (1872-1970, British philosopher, mathematician, essayist)


It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


To fear the worst oft cures the worse.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


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


Publilius Syrus (85 BC- 43BC, Roman writer)


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.


The Holy Bible (Sacred scriptures of Christians and Judaism)

Source: Matthew 18:10


Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.


Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862, American essayist, poet, naturalist)


A mousetrap always provides free cheese.


Author Unknown


Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage


Author Unknown


Caution is the parent of safety.


Author Unknown


When a fox preaches, take care of your geese.


Author Unknown


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 Jr. (1922-, American novelist)


Vigilance is the virtue of vice.


C. J. Weber


Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.


Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924, American President (28th))


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