For a flying foe Discreet and provident conquerors build up A bridge of gold.
People live within winter in a way outsiders do not understand. Theyare watchful, provident, fatigued, exhilarated.Alice ne e Laidlaw Munro
It is the glistening and softly spoken lie; the amiable fallacy ; the patriotic lie of the historian, the provident lie of the politician, the zealous lie of the partisan, the merciful lie of the friend, and the careless lie of each man to himself, that cast that black mystery over humanity, through which we thank any man who pierces, as we would thank one who dug a well in a desert.john ruskin
No laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident, or the drunken sober.Samuel Smiles