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The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts. (Quote by - Henry Fielding)

It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Archers ever Have two strings to bow; and shall great Cupid (Archer of archers both in men and women), Be worse provided than a common archer? (Quote by - George Chapman)

Better is to bow than breake. (Quote by - John Heywood)

I believe in practicing prudence, at least once every two or three years. (Quote by - Molly Ivins)

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. (Quote by - Lord Chesterfield)

I prefer silent prudence to loquacious folly. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false reptile prudence, the result, not of caution, but of fear. (Quote by - Edmund Burke)

If thou art terrible to manyh, then beware of many. (Quote by - Decimus Magnus Ausonius)

According to her cloth she cut her coat. (Quote by - John Dryden)

Courage is a virtue only so far as it is directed by prudence. (Quote by - Francois de Fenelon)

Every day I live I am more convinced that the waste of life lies in the love we have not given, the powers we have not used, the selfish prudence that will risk nothing and which, shirking pain, misses happiness as well. (Quote by - Mary Cholmondeley)

He is a dangerous fellow, keep clear of him. (That is: he has hay on his horns, showing he is dangerous.) [Lat., Faenum habet in cornu, longe fuge.] (Quote by - Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do. (Quote by - Clara Barton)

He who does not stretch himself according to the coverlet finds his feet uncovered. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Precaution is better than cure. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

The first years of man must make provision for the last. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. (Quote by - English proverb)

Yes, I had two strings to my bow; both golden ones, egad! and both cracked. (Quote by - Henry Fielding)

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Let your loins be girded about, and your light burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. (Quote by - Bible)

And it is a common saying that it is best first to catch the stag, and afterwards, when he has been caught, to skin him. (Quote by - Henry de Bracton)

So that every man lawfully ordained must bring a bow which hath two strings, a title of present right and another to provide for future possibility or chance. (Quote by - Richard Hooker)

It is good the have a hatch before the durre. (Quote by - John Heywood)


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