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Quotations about Safety

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Welcome to the internet's first page of quotations about safety. Recently I've enlarged the collection by going through old publications in Google Books; I've come across many safety sayings from the early 1900s which seem to have been lost through the years. I've posted a bunch of them here — not only are they cool because they're "retro" but also they're just as true a hundred years later even though we take safety more for granted nowadays. The others are from various sources I've collected over the past 30 years. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g, January 2016

One earnest worker can do more by personal suggestion to prevent accidents than a carload of safety signs. ~Making Paper, January 1923, edited by E.R. Brown

Safety saves sickness, suffering, sadness. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Practice "Safety First" to-day: It may be too late to-morrow. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Do not depend on others for safety — Help yourself. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Every accident is a notice that something is wrong with men, methods, or material — investigate — then act. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Safety brings first aid to the uninjured. ~F.S. Hughes, c.1912

Your body is a big part of your capital: don't invest it in the "Bank of Careless Habits." ~State Safety News, September 1916, published by the University of Arizona Bureau of Mines

You don't need to know the whole alphabet of Safety. The a, b, c of it will save you if you follow it: Always Be Careful. ~Colorado School of Mines Magazine, Golden, Colorado, August 1918

Do not think because an accident hasn't happened to you that it can't happen. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Put your soul into your work, not your hand or foot. ~State Safety News, September 1916, published by the University of Arizona Bureau of Mines

Accidents are some one's fault. Don't let them be yours. ~Gary Works Circle by Illinois Steel Company, 1916 [Alternate: "Accidents are someone's fault. Be careful and they'll not be yours!" Also early 1900s. —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

The motive power of the safety-first movement is a realization of the fact that lives and limbs need not be sacrificed to any desired result... ~The Anode by the Bureau of Safety of the Anaconda Copper Mining Co., March 1917

Cultivate a habit of caution. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Carefulness costs you nothing. Carelessness may cost you your life. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

It is as much your duty to be careful and comply with safety rules as it is to properly perform your work. ~Safety saying, circa early 1900s

Don't kid about Safety; you may be the goat. ~Gary Works Circle by Illinois Steel Company, 1916

When you say "accident" perhaps you mean "crime." ~Colorado School of Mines Magazine, Golden, Colorado, August 1918

[O]ut of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety. ~William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I

For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind. ~Eleanor Everet

Safety doesn't happen by accident. ~Author unknown

"Safety First" is "Safety Always." ~Charles M. Hayes

Better a thousand times careful than once dead. ~Proverb

Tupac was one of the biggest thugs I know, and he always wore his seat belt. ~Ice Cube, to Kevin Hart

Precaution is better than cure. ~Edward Coke

As soon as you see a mistake and don't fix it, it becomes your mistake. ~Author unknown

Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy. ~Author unknown

A statistician made a few calculations and discovered that since the birth of our nation more lives had been lost in celebrating independence than in winning it. ~Curtis Billings

Who can hope to be safe? who sufficiently cautious?
Guard himself as he may, every moment's an ambush.

Accidents, and particularly street and highway accidents, do not happen — they are caused. ~Ernest Greenwood

Prepare and prevent, don't repair and repent. ~Author unknown

Chance takers are accident makers. ~Author unknown

Hug your kids at home, but belt them in the car. ~Author unknown

It's better to crash into a nap than to nap into a crash. ~Author unknown

Luck runs out but safety is good for life. ~Author unknown

There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. ~James Thurber

Accidents hurt — safety doesn't. ~Author unknown

Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it. ~Author unknown

The door to safety swings on the hinges of common sense. ~Author unknown

Working without safety is a dead-end job. ~Author unknown

Know safety, no injury. No safety, know injury. ~Author unknown

We now have unshakable conviction that accident causes are man-made and that a man-made problem can be solved by men and women. ~W.H. Cameron

Carelessness doesn't bounce; it shatters. ~Terri Guillemets

Safety never takes a holiday. ~Author unknown

Danger never takes a vacation. ~Author unknown

When you gamble with safety, you bet your life. ~Author unknown

If safety is a joke, then death is the punchline. ~Paul Laforest

Is better to lose one minute in life than to lose life in a minute. ~Author unknown

While on a ladder, never step back to admire your work. ~Author unknown

Hearing protection is a sound investment. ~Author unknown

To learn about eye protection, ask someone who has one. ~Author unknown

Safety glasses: making foresight 20/20. ~Author unknown

Your safety gears are between your ears. ~Author unknown

Broken tools can be replaced. You can't. ~Author unknown

Personal protective equipment is self-defense. ~Author unknown

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

Unsafe acts will keep you in stitches. ~Author unknown

Don't learn safety by accident. ~Author unknown

If you mess up, 'fess up. ~Author unknown

Road sense is the offspring of courtesy and the parent of safety. ~Australian traffic rule, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938

Safety isn't expensive, its priceless. ~Author unknown

Be alert! Accidents hurt. ~Author unknown

Alert today, alive tomorrow. ~Author unknown

Better dead sure than sure dead. ~Author unknown

If you don't think it's safe, it probably isn't. ~Author unknown

When safety is a factor, call in a contractor. ~Author unknown

Wishing won't keep you safe — safety will. ~Author unknown

Working safely is like breathing — if you don't, you die. ~Author unknown

The safest risk is the one you didn't take. ~Author unknown

Safety isn't just a slogan, it's a way of life. ~Author unknown

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