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.
The art of being sometimes audacious and sometimes very prudent is the secret of success.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
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.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
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.
A prudent man should always follow in the path trodden by great men and imitate those who are most excellent, so that if he does not attain to their greatness, at any rate he will get some tinge of it.
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.
The soul becomes prudent by sitting and being quiet.
The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers.
The happier you are, the more apt you are to make a prudent decision.
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.
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 prudent mind can see room for misgiving, lest he who prospers should one day suffer reverse.
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.
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.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
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.
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts.
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