Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent: deliberation, which those who begin it by prudence , and continue it with subtlety, must, after long experience of thought conclude by chance. To prefer one future mode of life to another, upon just reason, requires faculties which it has not pleased our Creator to give us.
The awful daring of a moment's surrender Which an age of Prudence can never retract. 306
Which do you believe most likely to enter an insane convention, a body of English gentlemen honoured by the favour of their Sovereign and the confidence of their fellow-subjects, managing your affairs for five years, I hope with Prudence, and not altogether without success, or a sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself?benjamin disraeli
If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and Prudence justify.Alexander Hamilton
The softest breeze to fairest flowers gives birth: Think not that Prudence dwells in dark abodes, She scans the future with the eye of gods.william wordsworth
Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downwards with great weight and pressure towards hell; and if God should let you go, you would immediately sink and switfly descend and plunge into the bottomless gulf, and your healthy constitution, and your own care and Prudence, and best contrivance, and all your righteousness, would have no more influence to uphold you and keep you out of hell, than a spider's web would have to stop a fallen rock.jonathan edwards
Il est un temps où le courage et l'audace tranquilles deviennent pour un peuple aux moments clés de son existence la seule forme de Prudence convenable. S'il n'accepte pas alors le risque calculé des grandes étapes, il peut manquer sa carrière à tout jamais, exactement comme l'homme qui a peur de la vie.rené lévesque
My mother took too much, a great deal too much, care of me; she over-educated, over-instructed, over-dosed me with premature lessons of Prudence: she was so afraid that I should ever do a foolish thing, or not say a wise one, that she prompted my every word, and guided my every action. So I grew up, seeing with her eyes, hearing with her ears, and judging with her understanding, till, at length, it was found out that I had not eyes, ears or understanding of my own.Maria Edgeworth
I have seen a trifle decide the most important issues in the gravest affairs. It is only by Prudence , wisdom , and dexterity, that great ends are attained and obstacles overcome. Without these qualities nothing succeeds
Prudence and justice tell me that in electricity and steam there is more love for man than in chastity and abstinence from meat.Anton Chekhov
For Prudence, is but Experience; which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.thomas hobbes
It is a revolution; a revolution of the most intense character; in which belief in the justice, Prudence, and wisdom of secession is blended with the keenest sense of wrong and outrage, and it can no more be checked by human effort for the time than a prairie fire by a gardener’s watering pot.judah p. benjamin
I said that this would be a Budget based on Prudence for a purpose and that guides us also in our approach to public spending.gordon brown
Antonius [i. e., C. Antonius Hybrida] heartily agreed with him [i. e., M. Tullius Cicero] that the budget should be balanced, that the Treasury should be refilled, that public debt should be reduced, that the arrogance of the generals should be tempered and controlled, that assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt, that the mobs should be forced to work and not depend on government for subsistence, and that Prudence and frugality should be put into practice as soon as possible.taylor caldwell
Where passion leads or Prudence points the way.
Alcohol-inspired fights … are a reminder of the price we pay for our daily submission at the altars of Prudence and order.Alain de Botton
There are many situations in life, and particularly in the commercial world, where a man cannot by any diligence inform himself of the degree of credit which ought to be given to the persons with whom he deals; in which cases he must apply to those whose sources of intelligence enable them to give that information. The law of Prudence leads him to apply to them, and the law of morality ought to induce them to give the information required.kenyon, lloyd, 1st baron kenyon
And yet, in these old women it was as if, through the various tragedies of Mexican history, pity, the impulse to approach, and terror, the impulse to escape (as one had learned at college), having replaced it, had finally been reconciled by Prudence, the conviction it is better to stay where you are.malcolm lowry
Lucretius was passionate, and much more in need of exhortations to Prudence than Epicurus was. He committed suicide, and appears to have suffered from periodic insanity – brought on, so some averred, by the pains of love or the unintended effects of a love philtre.lucretius
It is quite obvious therefore, that the knowledge and Prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected. They are really the arbiters of their own destiny; and what others can do for themselves. These truths are so important to the happiness of the great mass of society, that every opportunity should be taken of repeating them.
Common sense is a phrase employed to denote that degree of intelligence, sagacity, and Prudence, which is common to all men.
There are many situations in life, and particularly in the commercial world, where a man cannot by any diligence inform himself of the degree of credit which ought to be given to the persons with whom he deals; in which cases he must apply to those whose sources of intelligence enable them to give that information. The law of Prudence leads him to apply to them, and the law of morality ought to induce them to give the information required.
Use great Prudence and circumspection, in choosing thy wife, for from thence will spring all thy future good or evil; and it is an action of life like unto a stratagem of war, wherein a man can err but once.
The same Prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.thomas jefferson
An ounce of Prudence is worth a pound of cleverness.
It is a revolution; a revolution of the most intense character; in which belief in the justice, Prudence, and wisdom of secession is blended with the keenest sense of wrong and outrage, and it can no more be checked by human effort for the time than a prairie fire by a gardener’s watering pot.