A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
Wise and prudent men and intelligent conservatives have long known that in a changing world worthy institutions can be conserved only by adjusting them to the changing time.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
A prudent man... must behave like those archers who, if they are skillful, when the target seems too distant, know the capabilities of their bow and aim a good deal higher than their objective, not in order to shoot so high but so that by aiming high they can reach the target.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
We have observed for thirty centuries that a large nose is a sign on the door of our face that says 'Herein dwells a man who is intelligent, prudent, courteous, affable, noble-minded and generous'. A small nose is a cork on the bottle of the opposite vices.
A man may be accused of cowardice for fleeing away from all manner of physical dangers but when things supernatural, insubstantial and inexplicable threaten not only his safety and well-being but his sanity, his innermost soul, then retreat is not a sign of weakness but the most prudent course.
The art of being sometimes audacious and sometimes very prudent is the secret of success.
Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes. Observe her labors, sluggard, and be wise.
A prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers should one day suffer reverse.
A good father believes that he does wisely to encourage enterprise, productive skill, prudent self-denial, and judicious expenditure on the part of his son.
I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality.
To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.
What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed?
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.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
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