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It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
Vincent Van Gogh
I talk a lot about taking risks, and then I follow that up very quickly by saying, 'Take prudent risks.'
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Jean de La Fontaine
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
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.
It may be taken for granted that, rash as Americans usually are, when they are prudent, there is good reason for it.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
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.
William Graham Sumner
The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
We will always apply the same principles of collective security, prudent caution, and superior weaponry that enabled us to peacefully prevail in the long cold war against the Soviet Union.
Theodore C. Sorensen
We will not play with inflation. We are living a delicate moment. President Obama spoke to me today about the high unemployment affecting the United States. In this crisis period, when the developed nations are not recovering, it's prudent to maintain the established inflation target.
If we lived within our means - by being prudent - the 7 billion people in the world could have everything they needed. Global politics should be moving in that direction. But we think as people and countries, not as a species.
And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again?
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
If slavery, limited as it yet is, now threatens to subvert the Constitution, how can we as wise and prudent statesmen, enlarge its boundaries and increase its influence, and thus increase already impending dangers?
William H. Seward
All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.
Social-impact partnerships address our moral responsibilities to ensure that social programs actually improve recipients' lives, and to do so in a fiscally prudent manner.
The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.
Hubert H. Humphrey
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.
John F. Kennedy
Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
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?
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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