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Definition of Prudent

Prudent

  1. Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; practically wise; judicious; careful; discreet; sensible; -- opposed to rash; as, a prudent man; dictated or directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence; as, prudent behavior.
  2. Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.

Prudent Quotations

The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.
Rene Descartes

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
Euripides

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.
Jose Marti

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.
Sun Tzu

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
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Prudent Translations

prudent in Danish is fornuftig
prudent in Dutch is verstandig
prudent in French is sage, prudent
prudent in German is besonnen
prudent in Latin is prudens
prudent in Spanish is prudente
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