Prudence Quotes

I said that this would be a Budget based on prudence for a purpose and that guides us also in our approach to public spending.

James Gordon Brown

Diligence is a priceless treasure; prudence a protective charm.

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There has been a most Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance, or judgement has not impeded, and it is here that we can most clearly see the designs of God.

Catherine McAuley

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

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.

Henry Fielding

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.

Henry Fielding

Self denial is not a virtue: it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

George Bernard Shaw

Good nature without prudence, is foolishness.

Proverb

The Christian always mixes prudence with his devotion. He is willing to serve three gods, but draws the line at one wife.

H.L. Mencken

Genius always gives its best at first, prudence at last.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

What we honor as prudence in our elders is simply panic in action.

Umberto Eco

Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.

George Bernard Shaw

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well.

Mary Cholmondeley

Courage is a virtue only so far as it is directed by prudence.

Francois de Fenelon

It is crucial that businesses and consumers apply the same prudence when making online transactions as they have when they make traditional commercial transactions.

Pottengal Mukundan

If the administrative phase is conducted in two different courts and it leads to two different verdicts, then prudence and judicial economy would tell us that these proceedings should be consolidated into one court. It only makes sense.

Robert Hager

In terms of prudence, you would like to see other revenue streams.

Martin Pyykkonen

We think care and prudence going forward are equally necessary.

Scott Harshbarger

But prudence can also be understood as the difference between good and bad. I know the road we've taken is the good and prudent one.

Alejandro Toledo

We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.

Randolph Silliman Bourne

Prudence is an attitude that keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.

Samuel Johnson

Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry. The Conservative.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vices enter into the composition of virtues as poison into that of medicines. Prudence collects and blends the two and renders them useful against the ills of life.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

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