The story of Joseph in Egypt and of the seven fat and the seven lean years has passed into the homely wisdom of the ages; but our economic thinking seems to have lost contact with so simple and basic approach to prudent management of a nations welfare.
'With every pleasing, every prudent part, Say, what can Cloe want?'She wants a heart.Alexander Pope
Knowledge of birth control is essentially moral. Its general, though prudent, practice must lead to a higher individuality and ultimately to a cleaner race.margaret sanger
We have been prudent for a purpose: a stronger, fairer Britain.(James) Gordon Brown
Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets.Aneurin Bevan
I know of no well-directed attempts of this kind, except in the ancient family of the Bickerstaffs, who are said to have been very successful in whitening the skins and increasing the height of their race by prudent marriages, particularly by that very judicious cross with Maud, the milk- maid, by which some capital defects in the constitutions of the family were corrected.thomas malthus
No serious challenge on the Left exists to Third Way thinking anywhere in the world. This is hardly surprising as globalisation punishes hard any country that tries to run its economy by ignoring the realities of the market or prudent public finances. In this strictly narrow sense, and in the urgent need to remove rigidities and incorporate flexibility in capital, product and labour markets, we are all "Thatcherite" now.Peter Mandelson
Le Roi, juste et prudent, ne veut que ce qu'il peut.pierre corneille
"Faith" is a fine invention When Gentlemen can see But Microscopes are prudent In an Emergency.
Wall Street has a few prudent principles; the trouble is that they are always forgotten when they are most needed.benjamin graham
At thirty, man suspects himself a fool, Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; At fifty, chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve, In all the magnanimity of thought; Resolves, and re-resolves, then dies the same. And why? because he thinks himself immortal, All men think all men mortal but themselves.Edward Young
Not in vain oaths should prudent men believe, But put their trust in actions.
The Judge does much better herein, than what a bare grave grammarian, or logician , or other prudent man could do.
Whether witnesses are material or not, does not depend upon the result, but upon this, whether a prudent attorney, having a due regard for the interests of his client, would have brought them.
It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
For chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
Be prudent, and if you hear, * * * some insult or some threat, * * * have the appearance of not hearing it.George Sand
As a prudent man, he is not much disturbed by invitations which carry their obvious and certain penalties ; what shakes him is the enticement bare of any probable secular retribution. Ergo, the worst and damndest indulgence is that which goes unwhipped.
I realize that, in speaking to you this afternoon, there are certain limitations placed upon the right of free speech. I must be exceedingly careful, prudent, as to what I say, and even more careful and prudent as to how I say it. I may not be able to say all I think; but I am not going to say anything that I do not think.
... disdain of arrogance and self-righteousness, a preference for truculent independence over prudent deference and conformity - these were the feelings that shaped his outlook on life .
prudent business men in their dealings incur risk.