In times of danger, any shelter is better than none. In an emergency, we have to accept whatever solution presents itself (for the time being).
We should be careful in a dangerous situation. It is better to stay safe than to have an accident (and be sorry about it). The full “grammatical” sentence would be: “It is better to be safe than to be sorry.”
If all your eggs are in one basket and you drop the basket, you lose everything. Don’t put all your money in one bank. Don’t put all your faith in one person.
The sea is supremely powerful, and can be a terrifying and awe-inspiring place.
If you fool around with something that is potentially dangerous, you must expect to get harmed.
1) Don’t take risks. Be careful and cautious. 2) It’s best to be sure. It’s best to be absolutely certain.
We can’t expect to achieve anything if we never take any risks.
When we no longer owe money to anyone, we are safe and secure. The implication is that it is dangerous to owe anyone.
The implication is that people in high government or official jobs are not safe. They will be safe only when they leave their job.
You are safer as part of a group of people than as an individual. Being in a group makes people more confident about taking action.