Quotes about Prudence

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Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.

He that fights and runs away will live to fight another day.
Nothing can be done quickly and prudently at the same time.
Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
Fortune always fights on the side of the prudent.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years.
Prudence operates on life in the same manner as rule of composition; it produces vigilance rather than elevation; rather prevents loss than procures advantage; and often miscarriages, but seldom reaches either power or honor.
Prudence is an attitude that keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.
It is no less a feat to keep what you have, than to increase it. In one there is chance, the other will be a work of art.
Never speak of a rope in the family of one who has been hanged.
All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end.

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