Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of 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

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

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

It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.
Rene Descartes

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
More "Prudent" Quotations

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
Copyright © 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote