It’s easier to stay out than get out.
“It’s easier to stay out then get out.” — Mark Twain
This is one of my most favorite quotes and should be a filter for almost all of the decisions you make in life. It simply means to think before you speak or act, consider the ramifications, and then proceed with caution.
It is so much harder to talk your way out of something, or get out of something that you committed to, than it is to just stay out of it in the first place.