Safety Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old safety quotes, safety sayings, and safety proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Luck runs out but safety is good for life.     


Recklessness is a species of crime and should be so regarded on our streets and highways.     

Marlen E. Pew

To develop foresight, you need to practice hindsight.     

Jane Mcgonigal

To err is human. To cover up is unforgivable. And to fail to learn is inexcusable.     

Sir Liam Donaldson

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.     

Chinese Proverb

When you gamble with safety, you bet with your life.     


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.     

Benjamin Franklin

Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; Be true to your word and your work and your friend; Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.     

John Boyle

The way to be safe is never to be secure.     

Thomas Fuller

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.     

Benjamin Franklin

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.     

Albert Einstein

Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.     

Mother Teresa

Out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.     

William Shakespeare

You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.     

Abraham Maslow

The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come.     


Check yourself before you wreck yourself.     

Ice Cube

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.     


To keep oneself safe does not mean to bury oneself.     


The worship of safety emasculates greatness.     

Max Lucado

Early and provident fear is the mother of safety.     

Edmund Burke

Obscurity brings safety.     


When I'm old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say 'wow, that was an adventure,' not 'wow, I sure felt safe.     

Tom Preston-Werner

There is safety in reserve, but no attraction. One cannot love a reserved person.     

Jane Austen

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.     

Albert Einstein

Safety is defined and measured more by its absence than its presence.     

James Reason

Safety isn’t just a slogan, it’s a way of life.     


Who can hope to be safe? who sufficiently cautious? Guard himself as he may, every moments on ambush     


Road sense is the offspring of courtesy and the parent of safety.      

Australian Traffic Rule

I'm comfortable being old... being black... being Jewish.     

Billy Crystal

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson