Prudence Quotes

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life.


To change one's mind is rather a sign of prudence than ignorance.

Spanish Proverb

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

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.

William E. Gladstone

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.


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

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

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

Samuel Johnson

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

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 think care and prudence going forward are equally necessary.

Scott Harshbarger

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

Martin Pyykkonen

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

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

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Updated On : November 08, 2013
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