quote by Roald Amundsen

Victory awaits him, who has everything in order - luck we call it. Defeat is definitely due for him, who has neglected to take the necessary precautions - bad luck we call it

— Roald Amundsen

Helpful Precaution quotations

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

Precaution quote Good fences make good neighbors.
Good fences make good neighbors.

What is courage? Courage is the willingness to risk failure.

..There is only one danger I find in life, and that, indeed, is a real one. You may take too many precautions.

The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good is it?

Victory awaits him who has everything in order - luck, people call it.

For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.

With Stewart International Airport located here, the New Windsor Police Department has an added responsibility to take anti-terrorism precautions while protecting our area.

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

It goes without saying that the desire to accomplish the task with more confidence, to avoid wasting time and labour, and to spare our experimental animals as much as possible, made us strictly observe all the precautions taken by surgeons in respect to their patients.

Against the disease of writing one must take special precautions, since it is a dangerous and contagious disease.

Precaution is better than cure.

Any scientist can testify that a dead ocean means a dead planet .

... No national law, no national precautions can save the planet. The ocean, more than any other part of our planet, ... is a classic example of the absolute need for international global action.

Keep your revolver near you night and day, and never relax your precautions.

When one studies strongly radioactive substances special precautions must be taken. Dust, the air of the room, and one's clothes, all become radioactive.

Those entrapped by the herd instinct are drowned in the deluges of history.

But there are always the few who observe, reason, and take precautions, and thus escape the flood. For these few gold has been the asset of last resort.

The aim of every political Constitution, is or ought to be first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust.

PERIPATETIC, adj. Walking about. Relating to the philosophy of Aristotle, who, while expounding it, moved from place to place in order to avoid his pupil's objections. A needless precaution - they knew no more of the matter than he.

A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government;

but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.

Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides.

Possess purity in an eminent degree, and jealously preserve this fragrant flower. I earnestly desire to see you shine by the brilliancy of this virtue; be like to angels, and omit no precaution to retain this treasure, which is so easily lost by imprudence. We have this treasure in earthen vessels, says the Apostle.

Spring is the usual period for house-cleaning and removing the dust and dirt which, notwithstanding all precautions, will accumulate during the winter months from dust, smoke, gas, etc.

Never depend on the multitude, full of instability and whims; always take precautions against it.

As a precaution, we’re making machines extremely heavy with very tiny legs.

Not only do happy people endure pain better and take more health and safety precautions when threatened, but positive emotions undo negative emotions.

There is no reason to live in fear of crime and violence.

There is however reason to take reasonable precautions. And in doing so, you will have deterred most criminals from choosing you as their victim.

As a matter of fact we have to take special precautions during a battle to post police, to prevent more unwounded men than are necessary from accompanying a wounded man back from the firing line.

I would take all the precautions, I'm going to bring my natural remedies, keep the mosquitoes away naturally and I'm going to bring my DEET. I'm going to do my part. And again, it's something, when a baby is involved you don't want to take any risks. So I would just exercise a lot of caution and do my part and then get tested and go for it.

Precaution is better than a cure.

The last word should be the last word.

It is like a finishing touch given to color; there is nothing more to add. But what precaution is needed in order not to put the last word first.

Mon cher ami, let's not give them any pretext, no matter how small, for judging us!!! Otherwise, we'll be left in shreds. We are forced to take the same precautions as the animal trainer. If, before going into the cage, he has the misfortune to cut himself while shaving, what a feast for the wild animals!!

Unfortunately for the good sense of mankind, the fact of their fallibility is far from carrying the weight in their practical judgement, which is always allowed to it in theory; for while every one well knows himself to be fallible, few think it necessary to take any precautions against their own fallibility.

We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear.

When a Forsyte was engaged, married, or born, the Forsytes were present;

when a Forsyte diedbut no Forsyte had as yet died; they did not die; death being contrary to their principles, they took precautions against it, the instinctive precautions of highly vitalised persons who resent encroachments on their property.

If the land mechanism as a whole is good then every part is good, whether we understand it or not.

The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is the hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ.