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
are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to
see our way out before we venture in.
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.
When any great
design thou dost
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
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.
The rules of prudence, like the laws of
the stone tables, are for
the most part prohibitive. "Thou shalt not" is their characteristic
Rashness belongs to
youth; prudence to old age. —Marcus