Prudence Quotes

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

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain

A prudent question is one half the wisdom.


Prudent is he who can keep silent that part of truth which may be untimely, and by not speaking it, does not spoil the truth of what he said.

Pope John XXIII

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

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

George Bernard Shaw

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.

Vincent van Gogh

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

Umberto Eco

The only prudence in life is concentration.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.

Pearl S. Buck

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

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

Good nature without prudence, is foolishness.


There is also the very real possibility that, in the justice of God, one of the reasons He uses the weak and the foolish of the world is so that no argument could be made later that certain people were advantaged in some unfair way by that which was unearned-either in the premortal life or here. Hence it seems prudent for us to realize that just because one is set apart or ordained to a certain calling or assignment he or she must not expect to be set apart from the stresses of life. There appear to be no immunities.

Neal Maxwell

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

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Updated On : November 08, 2013
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