Carefulness is the quality of being attentive to potential danger, error or harm. In countering the potential for error it may refer to being conscientious, painstaking, and meticulous.


Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 90.
  • O insensata cura dei mortali,
    Quanto son defettivi sillogismi
    Quei che ti fanno in basso batter l'ali!
    • O mortal cares insensate, what small worth,
      In sooth, doth all those syllogisms fill,
      Which make you stoop your pinions to the earth!
    • Dante Alighieri, Paradiso, XI. 1.
  • For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost; being overtaken and slain by the enemy, all for want of care about a horse-shoe nail.
  • For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,
    For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,
    For the want of a horse the rider was lost,
    For the want of a rider the battle was lost,
    For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost—
    And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
    • Another version of Franklin.
  • Every man shall bear his own burden.
    • Galatians, VI. 5.
  • Light burdens, long borne, grow heavy.
  • Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
    • James. I. 19.
  • Care that is entered once into the breast
    Will have the whole possession ere it rest.
  • Borne the burden and heat of the day.
    • Matthew, XX. 12.
  • And ever, against eating cares,
    Lap me in soft Lydian airs.
  • Begone, old Care, and I prithee begone from me;
    For i' faith, old Care, thee and I shall never agree.
  • Eat not thy heart; which forbids to afflict our souls, and waste them with vexatious cares.
    • Plutarch, Morals, Of the Training of Children.
  • Old Care has a mortgage on every estate,
    And that's what you pay for the wealth that you get.
  • For some must watch, while some must sleep:
    So runs the world away.
  • No, no, he cannot long hold out these pangs;
    The incessant care and labour of his mind
    Hath wrought the mure, that should confine it in,
    So thin that life looks through and will break out.
  • O polished perturbation! golden care!
    That keep'st the ports of slumber open wide
    To many a watchful night!
  • Care keeps his watch in every old man's eye,
    And where care lodges, sleep will never lie;
    But where unbruised youth with unstuff'd brain.
    Doth couch his limbs, there golden sleep doth reign.
  • I could lie down like a tired child,
    And weep away the life of care
    Which I have borne, and yet must bear.
  • Care to our coffin adds a nail, no doubt;
    And every Grin, so merry, draws one out.
  • And care, whom not the gayest can outbrave,
    Pursues its feeble victim to the grave.

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