Prudence Quotes

Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."

Francis Quarles

Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root.

Robert Burns

Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.

William Blake

There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.

Charles Caleb Colton

Where passion leads or prudence points the way.

Robert Lowth

Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Men nearly always follow the tracks made by others and proceed in their affairs by imitation, even though they cannot entirely keep to the tracks of others or emulate the prowess of their models. So a prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding.

Niccolo Machiavelli

If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right action, can overcome a host of foes.

Saskya Pandita

Education must have two foundations --morality as a support for virtue, prudence as a defense for self against the vices of others. By letting the balance incline to the side of morality, you only make dupes or martyrs; by letting it incline to the other, you make calculating egoists.

S├ębastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

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

Prudence operates on life in the same manner as rule of composition; it produces vigilance rather than elevation; rather prevents loss than procures advantage; and often miscarriages, but seldom reaches either power or honor.

Samuel Johnson

Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.

Democritus

Mother Nature gives a sense of romance to young people, in place of prudence, to advance the species. It's a trickthat makes us grow.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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Updated On : November 08, 2013
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