Quotations On Prudence

Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. —Colton.

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.

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.Aesop.

Prudence is that virtue by which we discern what is proper to be done under the various circumstances of time and place. —Milton.

Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.Seneca.

When any great design thou dost intend,
Think on the means, the manner, and the end.
—Sir J. Denham.

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts. —Fielding.

Prudence is a necessary ingredient in all the virtues, without which they degenerate into folly and excess. —Jeremy Collier.

No other protection is wanting, provided you are under the guidance of prudence. —Juvenal.

Prudence is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director and regulator, the standard of them all. —Burke.

The rules of prudence, like the laws of the stone tables, are for the most part prohibitive. "Thou shalt not" is their characteristic formula. —Coleridge.

Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age. Marcus Tullius Cicero.