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Caution Quotes

Caution is the barrier that prevents one from advancing ahead. When one treads in caution, it prevents one from taking risks, which is the prerequisite for success. The only reason that humankind has advanced so successfully in this world is because of their desire to take risks by throwing caution to the winds. Understand that stepping back, looking around and waiting for opportunity instead of going and grabbing one will take you nowhere. Instead, be wise enough to remove the veil of caution and risk action. These famous warning quotations and sayings given below will show you how important it is to take action rather than go with caution.

Woodrow Wilson

Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.

Susan B. Anthony

Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.

Sun Tzu

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.

Andre Gide

Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

Edgar Watson Howe

All of the troubles that some people have in life is that which they married into.

Alexander Hamilton

In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.

Andrew Jackson

I have always been afraid of banks.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the strong man in his wrath!

P. G. Wodehouse

Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.

Johnny Depp

When kids hit one year old, it's like hanging out with a miniature drunk. You have to hold onto them. They bump into things. They laugh and cry. They urinate. They vomit.

Steven Wright

At one point he decided enough was enough.

Franklin P. Jones

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.

Elizabeth I

If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.

James Madison

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

Drew Barrymore

I don't know anybody's road who's been paved perfectly for them, there are no manuals, you don't know what life has in store for you.

Hillary Clinton

In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission report so aptly demonstrates, it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.

Coco Chanel

I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.

Thomas Hobbes

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts". They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.

Robert Browning

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Stephen King

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.

Steve Martin

Don't have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them.

John Ruskin

All violent feelings have the same effect. They produce in us a falseness in all our impressions of external things, which I would generally characterize as the pathetic fallacy.

Walter Scott

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.


Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.

Simone Weil

Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, even a duty.

James Madison

We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.

Steve Martin

I've got to keep breathing. It'll be my worst business mistake if I don't.

Henry James

Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

Golda Meir

Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself.

Alexis de Tocqueville

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

Garrison Keillor

I want to resume the life of a shy person.

Eudora Welty

Beware of a man with manners.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

Thomas Jefferson

An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes.

Steve Martin

When your hobbies get in the way of your work - that's OK; but when your hobbies get in the way of themselves... well.

Thomas More

Our emotional symptoms are precious sources of life and individuality.


Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.

Christopher Morley

If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so.

John Dryden

Jealousy is the jaundice of the soul.

Elizabeth I

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

Albert Schweitzer

Revenge... is like a rolling stone, which, when a man hath forced up a hill, will return upon him with a greater violence, and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.

Thomas Moore

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.

Alexander Hamilton

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.

Elizabeth I

A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.


Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Ayn Rand

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

Dan Quayle

One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.

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Dorothy Day

Words are as strong and powerful as bombs, as napalm.

Quentin Crisp

Never get involved with someone who wants to change you.

Henry Ward Beecher

Beware of him who hates the laugh of a child.

Edgar Watson Howe

If a woman doesn't chase a man a little, she doesn't love him.

Thomas Jefferson

I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.

Stephen King

No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart.

Don DeLillo

I've always seen myself in sentences. I begin to recognize myself, word by word, as I work through a sentence.

Bill Maher

A lot of people have warned President Clinton that Bosnia will turn into another Vietnam, which would be embarrassing for him because he'll have to go back to college.

Quentin Crisp

Vice is its own reward.

At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below.