Prudence Quotes

I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years. Molly Ivins

Prudence keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy. Samuel Johnson

Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto. Thomas Hobbes

In ethics, prudence is not an important virtue, but in the world it is almost everything. Mason Cooley

The great must submit to the dominion of prudence and of virtue, or none will long submit to the dominion of the great. Edmund Burke

Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity. William Blake

Prudence is not only the first in rank of the virtues political and moral, but she is the director and regulator, the standard of them all. Edmund Burke

The rules of prudence, like the laws of the stone tables, are for the most part prohibitive. ‘Thou shalt not’ is their characteristic formula. Samuel Taylor Coleridge