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Quotes of prudence

  1. 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. – Akhenaton
  2. Economy, prudence and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do. – Clara Barton
  3. One very clear impression I had of all the Beautiful People was their prudence It may be that they paid for their own airline tickets, but they paid for little else. – James Brady
  4. There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence – Charles Caleb Colton
  5. Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise. – Charles Horton Cooley
  6. Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence – Democritus
  7. It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence – John Dryden
  8. The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts. – Henry Fielding
  9. Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. – William E. Gladstone
  10. No worse fate can befall a young man or woman than becoming prematurely entrenched in prudence and negation. – Knut Hamsun
  11. I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years. – Molly Ivins
  12. Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence – Johann Kaspar Lavater
  13. We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters. – Robert E. Lee
  14. But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings. – Robert Peel
  15. The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit. – Jonathan Swift

Usage examples for prudence

  1. Where is your hat, that you should talk prudence to me?" ” – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  2. The prudence which knows that it's worth while to dare a good deal. ” – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  3. But don't talk against policy and prudence – Love's Usuries by Louis Creswicke
  4. But in him prudence and justice were as little to seek as resolution; he respected public opinion, and he wished to have the approval of those whom he called upon to commit themselves for him and with him. ” – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  5. Now there dwelt down at Ponteglos a Mistress Prudence Waddilove, a widow, who kept the " Pandora's Box" Inn on the quay- a very tidy business. ” – Wandering Heath by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  6. Casting a last glance in the direction he was pursuing, she hastened down stairs, where she found most of the servants collected in the hall, consulting as to the prudence of admitting the emissaries of justice. ” – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. The prudence was on Harry Feversham's side. ” – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  8. But when the convict labor was withdrawn from the roads, and new taxes demanded, the time arrived for the most decided resistance, and the event proved that the councillors who refused their consent acted with prudence – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  9. Prudence warned her to let the quarrel drop. ” – Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore by Pauline Lester
  10. This Guy knew full well, and, angry as he was, he by no means lost sight of prudence – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  11. Practice prudence before pleasure. ” – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  12. “ " Nothing more than to warn you to prudence – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  13. “ " It was from motives of prudence I replied. ” – French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard
  14. He always appeared to me to possess great knowledge of the world, accompanied by honourable principles, and a high degree of generosity, which added greatly to the value of his prudence and discretion. ” – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  15. “ " Prudence my dear Mr. Hardie, prudence – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  16. “ " Perhaps they won't find it after all," said Prudence – Dialstone Lane, Part 2. by W.W. Jacobs
  17. The marquis requested them to show the utmost prudence and went himself to see to the reception of the troublesome guests whom fate had bestowed upon him. ” – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  18. Still, they were not prevented by any motive of prudence from increasing their numbers. ” – Equality by Edward Bellamy
  19. Better so, thought he, in his bitterness, if it had; there would then be not a single human creature left to soften, by her attachment, his heart toward his fellows- none to counsel moderation, mercy, prudence – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  20. “ That's Prudence all over. ” – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston