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.

For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.      

Eleanor Everet

The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.     


Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.     

Jeff Cooper

There is always safety in valor.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.     

Dudley Moore

Precaution is better than cure.      

Edward Coke

Safety's just danger, out of place.     

Harry Connick

Better a thousand times careful than once dead.     


We must respect the past and mistrust the present if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.     

Joseph Joubert

The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.     


Safety is a common denominator across all aspects of life, hence knowledge should always be shared. It is not a matter for industry it is a matter for humanity.     

Doug Bourne

There's an old saying that if you think safety is expensive, try an accident. Accidents cost a lot of money. And, not only in damage to plant and in claims for injury, but also in the loss of the company's reputation.     

Dr Trevor Kletz

Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety.     


Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct.     

Alexander Hamilton

A lot of the people who keep a gun at home for safety are the same ones who refuse to wear a seat belt.     

George Carlin

One could not always put safety up front as the prime goal. Do that, and who would ever achieve anything of note?     

Jack Mcdevitt

Working safely is like breathing - if you don't, you die.      

Jerry Smith

The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim, and to which all such institutions must be sacrificed.     

James Madison

Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don't have the balls to live in the real world.     

Mary Shafer

Choosing safety is a choice of life over career.     

Warren Farrell

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

William Shakespeare

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


He that's secure is not safe     

Benjamin Franklin

It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.     

Edward H. Harriman

One can go back toward safety or forward toward growth.     

Abraham H. Maslow

Safety is from God alone.     


Safety First is Safety Always.     

Charles M. Hayes

Government's first duty and highest obligation is public safety.     

Arnold Schwarzenegger

It is better to be safe than sorry.     

American Proverb

The best safety lies in fear.     

William Shakespeare