Carefulness

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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.

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Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

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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