Better safe than sorry.
Opposite proverb: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.
Hasty climbers have sudden falls.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.
Forewarned is forearmed.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Related proverb: Penny wise, pound foolish.
Related saying: Pay me now or pay me later.
One step at a time.
Look before you leap.