Alertness Quotes

Apr 27, 2020 | Character Quotables | 0 comments

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“Be always vigilant; there are many snares for the good.”


“Be alert. The most important things in life are seldom the most obvious.”
~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.”


“Be on the alert, like the red ant that moves with its claws wide open.”
~African Proverb


“Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.”
~Victor Hugo

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.”
~Mae West

“Safety brings first aid to the uninjured.”
~F.S. Hughes 

“Tomorrow: your reward for working safely today.”
~Attributed to Robert Pelton


“It is more from carelessness about truth than from intentionally lying that there is so much falsehood in the world.”
~Samuel Johnson

“Good watch prevents misfortune.”
~English proverb


“I was always afraid of dying. Always. It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit.”
~Chuck Yeager

“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.”
~Benjamin Franklin

“Precaution is better than cure.”
~Edward Coke

“If you don’t want temptation to follow you, don’t act as if you are interested.”
~Richard L. Evans

“Awareness is empowering.”
~Rita Wilson

“To see, to hear, means nothing. To recognize (or not to recognize) means everything.”
~Andre Breton



“Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.”
~Stephen Covey

“Awareness without action is worthless.”
~Phil McGraw

“Don’t give up what you want most, for what you want now”
~Richard G. Scott

“Observation, not old age, brings wisdom.”
~Publilius Syrus


“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”
~Albert Einstein

How can you use Quotes?

  • Start a discussion: Quotes can start a discussion about a character trait at the beginning of a meeting or the dinner table. You can ask questions about what it means, how they have seen the trait demonstrated in their own lives, or how they can develop it themselves.
  • Provide a model: Quotes can provide a model of good character. When you read a quote from a famous person or historical figure, you show that people they admire also value the same character traits.
  • Use quotes as writing/journal prompts: Ask them to write a short essay about a quote to help them think more deeply about its implications for their lives.
  • Post quotes: You can post quotes where they will be seen/heard often – classroom, breakroom, lobby, dining room, email signatures, video bulletin boards, morning announcements, social media, etc.
  • Read quotes aloud: You can read quotes aloud to your children during mealtimes, bedtime, or any other time you spend together.
  • Make it fun:  You can make it even more fun by incorporating games, activities, or crafts. Let children decorate signs with the quotes to hang in the classroom or a bedroom door. Record children saying it and post it on social media.