Definitions: (1) dealt with thoughtfully; (2) showing cautious concern; (3) accurately or thoroughly done or made; painstaking; (4) solicitously mindful

Synonyms: attentive, gingerly, heedful, prepared, prudent, watchful

Quote: Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. — Carl August Sandburg (1878–1967) American writer

Consideration: There are situations where you cannot be too careful. When lives are at stake, make careful plans, make a careful search for the best people and parts, carefully lay a level foundation, and carefully avoid political pitfalls. Also, keep the highest ideal in mind at all times.