Mix a little foolishness with your prudence It's good to be silly at the right moment.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Prudence which degenerates into timidity is very seldom the path to safety.
Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.
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.
Whatever you undertake, act with prudence, and consider the consequences.
Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
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.
My my, Prudence. What a strange looking group of people.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner, neither do uninterrupted prosperity and success qualify for usefulness and happiness. The storms of adversity, like those of the ocean, rouse the faculties, and excite the invention, prudence, skill and fortitud
The first years of man make provision for the last.
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.
In nature all is managed for the best with perfect frugality and just reserve, profuse to none, but bountiful to all; never employing on one thing more than enough, but with exact economy retrenching the superfluous, and adding force to what is principal in everything.
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.
There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear
Good nature without prudence, is foolishness
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
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
Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.
The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts
Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.
It is better to be careful a hundred times than to be killed once
Believe nothing and be on your guard against everything