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Beware of one who has nothing to lose.

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Beware of silent dogs and still waters.
Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best.
Be slow of tongue and quick of eye.
Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage
Caution is the parent of safety.
When a fox preaches, take care of your geese.
Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
A mousetrap always provides free cheese.
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.
Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.
It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
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.
Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.
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.
Once you have been bitten by a snake, you are very cautious of even a coiled rope.
Vigilance is the virtue of vice.
Caution is the confidential agent of selfishness.
Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.
To fear the worst oft cures the worse.
He that is over -- cautious will accomplish little.
It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.
Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -- it is thin.
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?
Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
Whenever our neighbor's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
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]
Once you have been bitten by a snake, you are very cautious of even a coiled rope
You must first stick your toes in the water to gauge the temper but before you jump into the water you must remember the water flows and as such the temperature changes.

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