Quotes and Sayings about Prudence



"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."
- Akhenaton
(Related: Life, Heart, Maxims, Prudence, Words)

"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
(Related: Life, Economy, Fortune, Opposites, Prudence, Will)

"Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity."
- William Blake
(Related: Old, Prudence, Ugly)

"If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner."
- Omar N. Bradley
(Related: Technology, Wisdom, May, Prudence)

"One very clear impression I had of all the Beautiful People was their prudence. It may be that they paid for their own airline tickets, but they paid for little else."
- James Brady
(Related: People, Impression, May, Prudence)

"Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Age, Old, Prudence, Youth)

"There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Nothing, Prudence)

"Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Compromise, End, Man, Prudence, Will)

"Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence."
- Democritus
(Related: Men, Trust, Prudence, Silly, Worth)

"It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence."
- John Dryden
(Related: Events, Fortune, Madness, Nothing, Prudence)

"The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best hearts."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Prudence, Tenderness)

"Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Trust, People, Fear, Conservatism, Distrust, Liberalism, Prudence)

"In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Thoughts, Conscience, First, Prudence)

"No worse fate can befall a young man or woman than becoming prematurely entrenched in prudence and negation."
- Knut Hamsun
(Related: Fate, Man, Prudence, Woman)

"Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Experience, Men, Time, Prudence)

"I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Prudence, Years)

"There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: May, Prudence)

"In the early centuries of Islam, the great schools of Islamic jurisprudence were built upon the above principles. Basic to all their legal systems they developed the doctrine that liberty is the fundamental basis of law."
- Aly Khan
(Related: Legal, Islam, Doctrine, Law, Liberty, Principles, Schools)

"Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Genius, Prudence, Quick)

"We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Wisdom, Disasters, Prudence)

"Where passion leads or prudence points the way."
- Robert Lowth
(Related: Passion, Prudence)

"The most celebrated system of jurisprudence known to the world begins, as it ends, with a Code."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: World)

"The Roman jurisprudence has the longest known history of any set of human institutions."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: History)

"There has been a most Providential Guidance which the want of prudence, vigilance, or judgement has not impeded, and it is here that we can most clearly see the designs of God."
- Catherine McAuley
(Related: God, Guidance, Prudence, Vigilance, Want)

"One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas from falling into ignorance. It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save his strength for battles that can be won."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Truth, Ideas, Purpose, Strength, Ignorance, Prudence)

"Philanthropic humility is necessary if a giver is to do more good than harm, but it is not sufficient - philanthropic prudence is also needed."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Harm, Humility, Prudence)

"We must believe what is good and true about the prophets, that they were sages, that they did understand what proceeded from their mouths, and that they bore prudence on their lips."
- Origen
(Related: Prudence)

"Wisdom, prudence, forethought, these are essential. But not second to these that noble courage which adventures the right, and leaves the consequences to God."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: God, Wisdom, Courage, Consequences, Prudence, Right)

"But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings."
- Robert Peel
(Related: Time, Courage, Strength, Man, Prudence, Sense, Waste, Will)

"Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety.""
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Heart, Prudence, Temper, Word)

"The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word."
- Herbert Read
(Related: First, Meaning, Word)

"I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence; but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Nature, Laws, State)

"Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Genius, First, Prudence)

"Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Government, Policy, Justice, Law, Public, Right)

"The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Power, Success, Fortune, Merit, Prudence)

"It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them."
- Mark Twain
(Related: God, Conscience, Country, Freedom, Goodness, Practice, Prudence, Speech)

"You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character."
- Marquis De Vauvenargues
(Related: People, Character, Strength, Consciousness, Prudence, Want)