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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.
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar N. Bradley
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Prudence is not hesitation, procrastination, or moderation. It is not driving in the middle of the road. It is not the way of ambivalence, indecision, or safety.
In matters of conscience, first thoughts are best. In matters of prudence, last thoughts are best.
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
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.
Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear.
William E. Gladstone
Prudence is what makes someone a great commodities trader - the capacity to face reality squarely in the eye without allowing emotion or ego to get in the way. It's what is needed by every quarterback or battlefield general.
Learning options will indeed mushroom for business students and leaders, but it will take prudence and shrewdness to find and utilize the best option.
Who makes quick use of the moment is a genius of prudence.
Johann Kaspar Lavater
Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The batteries are gradually becoming charged, and if the prudence of the government does not provide an outlet for the currents that are accumulating, some day the spark will be generated.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
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.
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.
Prudence is foresight and far-sightedness. It's the ability to make immediate decisions on the basis of their longer-range effects.
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
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
There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
Charles Caleb Colton
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of 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.
Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
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.
It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
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