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.
He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious. Sun Tzu
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend. Euripides
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
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