Prudence Quotes

There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either.

Samuel Johnson

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

Henry Fielding

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.

Jonathan Swift

Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.

Thomas Hobbes

Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.

Charles Horton Cooley

Timidity is the root of prudence in the majority of men.

Carl von Clausewitz

The only prudence in life is concentration.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Mark Twain

It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.

Dryden, John

When desperate ills demand a speedy cure, Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly.

Samuel Johnson

When desperate ills demand a speedy cure, Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly.

Samuel Johnson

It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.

John Dryden

Prudence dictates you quickly issue a consumer advisory.

Ralph Nader

I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years.

Molly Ivins

Prudence is the knowledge of things to be sought, and those to be shunned.

Cicero
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