Be careful with words, they're dangerous. Be wary of them. They begat either demons or angels. It's up to you to give life to one or the other. Be careful, I tell you, nothing is as dangerous as giving free rein to words— Elie Wiesel
Most Powerful Wariness quotations
Be wary of the arrogant intellectual who comments from the stands without having played on the field.
A life spent writing has taught me to be wary of words.
Those that seem clearest are often the most treacherous.
My mother named me after a miracle of nature: Waris means desert flower.
The desert flower blooms in a barren environment where few living things can survive.
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss.
A judgmental attitude helps neither ourselves nor others.
Arguing or preaching rarely changes other people. Even if our opinions are justified, criticizing others usually makes them wary and defensive. And it takes our attention away from our own lives, which we can change.
I would prefer a thousand mistakes in extravagance of love to any paralysis in wariness of fear.
Like Achilles, the hero who forgot his heel, or like Icarus who, flying close to the sun, forgot that his wings were made of wax, we should be wary when triumphant ideas seem unassailable, for then there is all the more reason to predict their downfall.
You are right to be wary. There is much bullshit. Be wary of me too, because I may be wrong. Make up your own mind after you evaluate all the evidence and the logic.
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
I don't want to go to a foreign country and get lumped into that genre.
I'm just looking at the bigger picture. This K-pop title might be good for now, but looking ahead it could hold me back, like a prison of sort. I'm a little wary about that.
I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
People should always be wary of that because the precedent is set.
And it's so much easier to build on a foundation than it is something that doesn't exist. So you see it as something that's happening to people that are not you. And then it expands, and it expands further. And then, one day, you're on a registry.
(An unhappy childhood was not) an unsuitable preparation for my future, in that it demanded a constant wariness, the habit of observation, and the attendance on moods and tempers; the noting of discrepancies between speech and action; a certain reserve of demeanour; and automatic suspicion of sudden favours.
I'm wary of a certain human nature. More than anything, I fear treason.
The thrifty maxim of the wary Dutch, Is to save all the Money they can touch
Even if I had $200 million, I’m very wary of overusing CGI.
I think it’s a great tool and it can be used really effectively, but I feel like it does tend to be overused and especially in sci-fi stuff.
All too often we think of community in terms of being with folks like ourselves: the same class, same race, same ethnicity, same social standing and the like..I think we need to be wary: we need to work against the danger of evoking something that we don’t challenge ourselves to actually practice.
I'm very wary about giving advice. I think it's very dangerous to give advice to people, except if you know them very well.
No past to make us sentimental, no future to embarrass us.
..a difficult moment when you are out of practice - a moment that makes you go cold, cold and wary.
People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us.
.. It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of.
The gentlemen who wrote the Constitution were as suspicious of efficient government as they were wary of democracy, a "turbulence and a folly" that was associated with the unruly ignorance of an urban mob.
Of three things be wary- of a feather on a cat, The shepherd eating mutton, And a guardsman that is fat.
I had learned early to assume something dark and lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn't find it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by planting it there myself.
I fear a Man of frugal speech - I fear a Silent Man - Haranguer - I can overtake - Or Babbler - entertain - But He who weigheth - While the Rest - Expend their furthest pound - Of this Man - I am wary - I fear that He is Grand -
A whetstone is no carving instrument, And yet it maketh sharp the carving tool;
And if you see my efforts wrongly spent, Eschew that course and learn out of my school; For thus the wise may profit by the fool, And edge his wit, and grow more keen and wary, For wisdom shines opposed to its contrary.
I am wary of the whole dreary deadening structured mess that we have built into such a glittering top-heavy structure that there is nothing left to see but the glitter, and the brute routines of maintaining it.
Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure.
To find something obscure poses no difficult, elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
I know too much; I've seen people at their worst, at their most desperate and selfish, and this knowledge makes me wary. So I am learning to pretend, to smile, to nod, to display empathy I do not feel. I am learning to pass, to look like everyone else, even though I feel broken inside.
I believe the military should be wary of diplomacy until war is declared;
then the State Department should keep its nose out and let the military do whatever is necessary to win.
One should always be wary of anyone who promises that their love will last longer than a weekend.
It is often to the wary that the events in life are unexpected.
Looser types-people who are not busy weighing and measuring every little thing-are used to accidents, coincidences, chance, things getting out of hand, things sneaking up on them. They are the happy children of life, to whom life happens for better or worse.
In making friends, she was wary of people who foster dependency and feed on it.
She had been involved with a few--the blind attract them, and they are the enemy.
It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.
As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.