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.
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.
We think care and prudence going forward are equally necessary.
In terms of prudence, you would like to see other revenue streams.
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.
It is crucial that businesses and consumers apply the same prudence when making online transactions as they have when they make traditional commercial transactions.
Courage is a virtue only so far as it is directed by prudence.
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.
Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
What we honor as prudence in our elders is simply panic in action.
Genius always gives its best at first, prudence at last.
The Christian always mixes prudence with his devotion. He is willing to serve three gods, but draws the line at one wife.
Self denial is not a virtue: it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by tenderness of the best hearts.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.
Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry.
Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
Where passion leads or prudence points the way.
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
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.
Good nature without prudence, is foolishness.