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.
Frugal; economical; not extravagant; as, a prudent woman; prudent expenditure of money.
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
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious. Sun Tzu
The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once. Rene Descartes
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
The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future. Hubert H. Humphrey