Quotation Explorer - 'Wary'

[He] was a brilliant man. People tend to become wary of individuals like him because their brilliance reminds them of their own mediocrity. Envy is a blind man who wants to pull out your eyes. - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation but as a question.[A caution he gives his students, to be wary of dogmatism.] - Niels Bohr
Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. - Joaquin Setanti
I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Be wary of those propagating too much about liberty, ideology, and civility; they just might be oppressors in the making. - Aniruddha Sastikar
I'm very wary about giving advice. I think it's very dangerous to give advice to people, except if you know them very well. - Omar Sharif
I would cling to unhappiness because it was a known, familiar state. When I was happier, it was because I knew I was on my way back to misery. I've never been convinced that happiness is the object of the game. I'm wary of happiness. - Hugh Laurie
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty and there is nothing to fear from them then he is always stirring up some wary or other in order that the people may require a leader. - Plato
If I had to make a general rule for living and working with children, it might be this: be wary of saying or doing anything to a child that you would not do to another adult, whose good opinion and affection you valued. - John Holt
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.
Be wary of smooth talkers. Words are rarely at your disposal if something is wholly, truly, completely true. - Joyce Rachelle
Be wise as a serpent and wary as a dove! - Mark Twain
Be wary of the praise of men; don't let it pump you up unnecessarily and don't let it paralyze your progress - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Nations, like men, are wary of truth, for truth is too often not beautiful. - Addison Gayle Jr.
When distrust is so profound that it makes you wary of every word dripping from honeyed lips...It sharpens your instincts...Now for a woman, THAT is a powerful weapon... - Virginia Alison
If you want to be happy, be wary of focusing on past events and do your best to live in the present. - Roy Bennett
One should always be wary of anyone who promises that their love will last longer than a weekend. - Quentin Crisp
Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual. - Terry Pratchett
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