Quotations About / On: WARNING

  • 1.
    A warning to all Poets: jail rhymes with hell and prison does not rhyme with heaven.
    (Hebert Logerie)
  • 2.
    Who'd attack really does not threaten nor warn but his purposes are to flirt and romance.
    (Who'd attack hits suddenly.)
  • 3.
    A lion's smile is a deer's warning.
    (A lion's smile at the sight of a deer is a smile for having found food and a warning for a deer to take off or be the day's meal.)
  • 4.
    Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (1880-1956), U.S. journalist. Originally published in A Little Book in C Major (1916). A Mencken Chrestomathy, "Sententiae: The Mind of Men," (1949).)
  • 5.
    Warning: fortune cookies don't care what happens to you.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
  • 6.
    It belongs to the humanity of a master to warn his pupil about himself.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 271, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Fifth Book," aphorism 447, "Master and Pupil," (1881).)
  • 7.
    Adulterers, take warning, never admit.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Man, in "Play," one of the dramatic pieces in Cascando, p. 50, Grove Press (1968).)
  • 8.
    “She will forget all the warnings, because another small part of her is always thinking, What else can you do to me?”
    ( Laura van den Berg, Find Me)
  • 9.
    The dying earth is a warning for them whose life has a spiritual mission to complete their work soon.
  • 10.
    Warning signs are everywhere! Yet still, we cover our eyes from the Laws.
    (Warning signs.)
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