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Prudence Quotes

These are some of the best 'Prudence' quotations and sayings.

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Aristotle is praised for naming fortitude as the first of the virtues; but he might, with propriety, have placed prudence before it, since without prudence fortitude is madness.

Dine on little, and sup on less.

Franklin left behind him more maxims than any of his countrymen, and prudence is the pivot on which they turn.

He that fights and runs away Will live to fight another day.

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.

I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.

If the prudence of reserve and decorum dictates silence in some circumstances, in others prudence of a higher order may justify us in speaking our thoughts.

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. Prudence is the best safeguard. This principle cannot be learned from a friend, but an enemy extorts it immediately. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. And this lesson saves their children, their homes, and their properties.

No other protection is wanting, provided you are under the guidance ot prudence.

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

Prudence is a conformity to the rules of reason, truth, and decency, at all times and in all circumstances. It differs from wisdom only in degree; wisdom being nothing but a more consummate habit of prudence; and prudence a lower degree or weaker habit of wisdom.

Prudence is a duty which we owe ourselves, and if we will be so much our own enemies as to neglect it, we are not to wonder if the world is deficient in discharging their duty to us; for when a man lays the foundation of his own ruin, others too often are apt to build upon it.

Prudence is a quality incompatible with vice, and can never be effectively enlisted in its cause.

Prudence is the necessary ingredient in all the virtues, without which they degenerate into folly and excess.

Prudent men lock up their motives, letting only their familiars have a key to their hearts as to their garden.

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.

The bounds of a man's knowledge are easily concealed if he has but prudence.

The first years of man must make provision for the last.

The one prudence in life is concentration; the one evil is dissipation.

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