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Definition of Caution


  1. A careful attention to the probable effects of an act, in order that failure or harm may be avoided; prudence in regard to danger; provident care; wariness.
  2. Security; guaranty; bail.
  3. Precept or warning against evil of any kind; exhortation to wariness; advice; injunction.
  4. To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.
  5. A pledge, bond, or other security for the performance of an obligation either in or out of judicial proceedings; the promise or contract of one not for himself but another; security.

Caution Quotations

A note of caution: We can never achieve goals that envy sets for us. Looking at your friends and wishing you had what they had is a waste of precious energy. Because we are all unique, what makes another happy may do the opposite for you. That's why advice is nice but often disappointing when heeded.
Marcus Buckingham

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
George Washington

Caution, not exuberance, should be our fiscal motto.
John Chafee

Youth is the spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body attains the vigor and good health that may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed.
Ezra Taft Benson
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Caution Translations

caution in Afrikaans is waarsku
caution in Danish is forsigtighed, advare
caution in Dutch is waarschuwen
caution in Finnish is varoittaa
caution in French is circonspection, avertir
caution in German is Behutsamkeit, Vorsicht, Warnung
caution in Latin is cautela
caution in Norwegian is forsiktighet, forsiktighet
caution in Portuguese is cuidado
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