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1. "What is prudence in the conduct of every private family can scarce be folly in that of a great kingdom."
Author: Adam Smith
2. "Mon règne jusqu'ici a été trop heureux. Ni peste universelle, ni religion cruelle, pas même un coup d'Etat, bref, rien qui puisse vous faire passer à la postérité. C'est un peu pour cela, voyez-vous, que j'essaie de compenser la prudence du destin. Je veux dire... je ne sais pas si vous m'avez compris, enfin, c'est moi qui remplace la peste."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "I am fiscally prudent and socially progressive. I believe in protecting a woman's right to choose. I believe in marriage equality."
Author: Andrew Cuomo
4. "Nous ne nous tenons jamais au présent. Nous anticipons l'avenir comme trop lent à venir, comme pour hâter son cours ; ou nous rappelons le passé, pour l'arrêter comme trop prompt. Si imprudents que nous errons dans les temps qui ne sont pas nôtres et ne pensons point au seul qui nous appartient !"
Author: Blaise Pascal
5. "The Calormens have dark faces and long beards. They wear flowing robes and orange-colored turbans, and they are a wise, wealthy, courteous, cruel and ancient people. They bowed most politely to Caspian and paid him long compliments all about the fountains of prosperity irrigating the gardens of prudence and virtue --and things like that-- but of course what they wanted was the money they had paid."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "All significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts not only because of their historical development - in which they were transferred from theology to the theory of the state, whereby, for example, the omnipotent god became the omnipotent lawgiver - but also because of their systematic structure, the recognition of which is necessary for a sociological consideration of these concepts. The exception in jurisprudence is analogous to the miracle in theology. Only by being aware of this analogy can we appreciate the manner in which the philosophical ideas of the state developed in the last centuries."
Author: Carl Schmitt
7. "In the face of brutality I was prudent. Before injustice I held my peace. I sacrificed the things in hand for the good of they hypothetical whole. I believed in the tongue instead of the fist. As an armor against oppression I taught patience and faith in the human soul I know now how wrong I was. I have been a traitor to myself and to my people. All that is not. Now is the time to act and to act quickly. Fight cunning with cunning and might with might"
Author: Carson McCullers
8. "It's prudent to take a resolution in life that one would rely on his abilities, resources and skill at the maximum extent possible."
Author: Chandrababu V.S.
9. "Are you a prude?' He seemed genuinely curious.'No!' But after a second, I said, 'But may be compared to you, yes! I like my privacy. I get to decide who sees me naked. Do you get my point?''Yes. Objectively speaking, you have beautiful points.'I thought the top of my head would pop off...(Sookie Stackhouse & Claude, Dead in the Family)"
Author: Charlaine Harris
10. "Existe-t-il donc une Providence diabolique qui prépare le malheur dès le berceau, qui jette avec préméditation des natures spirituelles et angéliques dans des milieux hostiles, comme des martyrs dans les cirques ? Y a-t-il donc des âmes sacrées, vouées à l'autel, condamnées à marcher à la mort et à la gloire à travers leurs propres ruines ? Le cauchemar des Ténèbres assiégera-t-il éternellement ces âmes de choix ? – Vainement elles se débattent, vainement elles se forment au monde, à ses prévoyances, à ses ruses ; elles perfectionneront la prudence, boucheront toutes les issues, matelasseront les fenêtres contre les projectiles du hasard ; mais le Diable entrera par une serrure ; une perfection sera le défaut de leur cuirasse, et une qualité superlative le germe de leur damnation.Leur destinée est écrite dans toute leur constitution, elle brille d'un éclat sinistre dans leurs regards et dans leurs gestes, elle circule dans leurs artères avec chacun de leurs globules sanguins."
Author: Charles Baudelaire
11. "Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor."
Author: Charles Churchill
12. "Prudent"
Author: Charles Dickens
13. "He seemed determines, his resolve unwavering. This would take tact. Prudence. Possible Milk Duds."
Author: Darynda Jones
14. "Tis the part of a truly prudent man not to be wise beyond his condition, but either to take no notice of what the world does, or run with it for company"
Author: Desiderius Erasmus
15. "There was a midsummer restlessness abroad—early August with imprudent loves and impulsive crimes."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
16. "Magazines all too frequently lead to books and should be regarded by the prudent as the heavy petting of literature."
Author: Frances Ann Lebowitz
17. "A prudent question is one-half of wisdom."
Author: Francis Bacon
18. "I have in my own life merely carried to the extreme that which you have never ventured to carry even halfway ; and what's more, you've regarded your cowardice as prudence, and found comfortin deceiving yourselves. So that, in fact, I may be even more "alive" than you are. Do take a closer look!"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
19. "Thus was this expedition finished...after having, by its event, strongly evinced this important truth; that though prudence, intrepidity and perseverence united are not exempted from the blows of adverse fortune, yet in a long series of transactions they usually rise superior to its power, and in the end rarely fail of proving successful.Voyage Around The World, 1751"
Author: George Anson
20. "An old septon once claimed I was living proof of the goodness of the gods. (...) Why, if the gods were cruel, they would have made me my mother's firstborn, and Doran her third. I am a bloodthirsty man, you see. And it is me you must contend with now, not my patient, prudent, and gouty brother. -- Oberyn Martell"
Author: George R.R. Martin
21. "There are no more thorough prudes than those who have some little secret to hide."
Author: George Sand
22. "I don't want to tell you how much insurance I carry with the Prudential, but all I can say is: when I go, they go too."
Author: Jack Benny
23. "You see, I am a very prosaic, unromantic, sensible sort of fellow myself; and I have always had my heart set on finding the most sensible, prudent, level-headed wife in the world. But, on the other hand, it is very important to me that she possess one very particular flaw: she must have no sense whatsoever where I myself am concerned. She would only have to take one look at me and - no matter what her steadiness of mind - she would lose it in the space of seconds... Just lately, I have sometimes thought I may have found what I have always wanted. But just lately I have also noticed she has developed a most irritating habit of looking at the ground whenever we are together. Do you think she could try to overcome it? Well, Charlotte, are you going to look at me now?"
Author: Jane Austen
24. "Common sense, common care, common prudence, were all sunk in Mrs. Dashwood's romantic delicacy."
Author: Jane Austen
25. "And there is my payment the rubies in your cheeks. Are you properly scandalized by your wicked behavior? If you were Catholic, you'd singe the ears of the priest you confessed to. Do you remember making me swear to repeat all those naughty actions agian, no matter what you said this morning?" Now that he brought it up, I did recall saying that. Great Betrayed by my own immorality. "God, Bones...some of that was depraved." "I'll take that as a compliment." He closed the distance between us."I love you. Don't be ashamed of anything we did, even if your prudery is on life support."
Author: Jeaniene Frost
26. "When George W. Bush picked Dick Cheney, it was a reassuring sign that the Texas governor would have an experienced, prudent voice at his side."
Author: Jeff Greenfield
27. "A song is not a tool for changing a human heart in the way that a wrench is a tool for changing a bolt, but it was the tool I had, and I was the tool the OSP had. The cansos in "Songs from Underneath" were not really as subtle as a wrench. Their primary trope was the ancient trick of making the viewpoint character a victim of oppression, because people identify passionately with a strong viewpoint character, and there is intense pleasure in identifying with the narrator of a sad story or song. In "Black Beauty" that trick had made people begin to think that beating horses was bad; it was the trope that make privileged white children burn with outrage at "Native Son" and prudes weep over prostitutes in "Elle frequentait la rue Pigalle" and "My Name is Not Bitch." They also received, at no extra cost, the delicious smug superiority of sympathizing with an underdog, unlike their less-enlightened neighbors.Their primary"
Author: John Barnes
28. "For it is better, with closed eyes, to follow God as our guide, than, by relying on our own prudence, to wander through those circuitous paths which it devises for us."
Author: John Calvin
29. "Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity."
Author: Jose Marti
30. "Calling Vikki a slut or a whore was just like calling somebody the Duff. It was insulting and hurtful, and it was one of those titles that just fed off the inner fear every girl must have from time to time. Slut, bitch, prude, tease, ditz. They were all the same. Every girl felt like one of these sexist labels described her at some point."
Author: Kody Keplinger
31. "Royse Bergon: "I've seen your integrity in action. It...widened my world. I'd been raised by my father, who is a prudent, cautious man, always looking for men's hidden, selfish motivations. No one can cheat him. But I've seen him cheat himself. If you understand what I mean."Caz: "Yes."R.B.: "It was very foolish of you to attack that vile Roknari galley-man."Caz: "Yes."R.B.: "And yet, I think, given the same circumstances you would do it again."Caz: "Knowing what I know now...it would be harder. But I would hope... I would pray, Royse, that the gods would still lend me such foolishness in my need."R.B: "What is this astonishing foolishness, that shines brighter than all my father's gold? Can you teach me to be such a fool, too, Caz?"Caz: "Oh," "I'm sure of it."
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
32. "Siempre es una imprudencia interponerse entre un hombre y el reflejo de su propia inteligencia"
Author: Margaret Atwood
33. "In every important way we are such secrets from each other, and I do believe that there is a separate language in each of us, also a separate aesthetics and a separate jurisprudence. Every single one of us is a little civilization built on the ruins of any number of preceding civilizations, but with our own variant notions of what is beautiful and what is acceptable--which, I hasten to add, we generally do not satisfy and by which we struggle to live. We take fortuitous resemblances among us to be actual likeness, because those around us have also fallen heir to the same customs, trade in the same coin, acknowledge, more or less, the same notions of decency and sanity. But all that really just allows us to coexist with the inviolable, untraversable, and utterly vast spaces between us."
Author: Marilynne Robinson
34. "Oh! my dearest love, why are our pleasures so short and so interrupted? How long is this to last?Know you, my best Mary, that I feel myself, in your absence, almost degraded to the level of the vulgar and impure. I feel their vacant, stiff eyeballs fixed upon me, until I seem to have been infected with their loathsome meaning--to inhale a sickness that subdues me to languor. Oh! those redeeming eyes of Mary, that they might beam upon me before I sleep! Praise my forbearance--oh! beloved one--that I do not rashly fly to you, and at least secure a moment's bliss. Wherefore should I delay; do you not long to meet me? All that is exalted and buoyant in my nature urges me towards you, reproaches me with the cold delay, laughs at all fear and spurns to dream of prudence. Why am I not with you?"
Author: Michael Kelahan
35. "One who has not only the four S's, which are required in every good lover, but even the whole alphabet; as for example... Agreeable, Bountiful, Constant, Dutiful, Easy, Faithful, Gallant, Honorable, Ingenious, Kind, Loyal, Mild, Noble, Officious, Prudent, Quiet, Rich, Secret, True, Valiant, Wise; the X indeed, is too harsh a letter to agree with him, but he is Young and Zealous."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
36. "If you only notice human proceedings, you may observe that all who attain great power and riches, make use of either force or fraud; and what they have acquired either by deceit or violence, in order to conceal the disgraceful methods of attainment, they endeavor to sanctify with the false title of honest gains. Those who either from imprudence or want of sagacity avoid doing so, are always overwhelmed with servitude and poverty; for faithful servants are always servants, and honest men are always poor; nor do any ever escape from servitude but the bold and faithless, or from poverty, but the rapacious and fraudulent. God and nature have thrown all human fortunes into the midst of mankind; and they are thus attainable rather by rapine than by industry, by wicked actions rather than by good. Hence it is that men feed upon each other, and those who cannot defend themselves must be worried."
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
37. "To defeat Fortune, men must anticipate such evils before they arise, and take prudent steps to avoid them. When the waters have already risen, it is too late to build dikes and embankments."
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
38. "Men nearly always follow the tracks made by others and proceed in their affairs by imitation, even though they cannot entirely keep to the tracks of others or emulate the prowess of their models. So a prudent man should always follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been outstanding. If his own prowess fails to compare with theirs, at least it has an air of greatness about it. He should behave like those archers who, if they are skilful, when the target seems too distant, know the capabilities of their bow and aim a good deal higher than their objective, not in order to shoot so high but so that by aiming high they can reach the target."
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
39. "A prudent man will always try to follow in the footsteps of great men and imitate those who have been truly outstanding, so that, if he is not quite as skillful as they, at least some of their ability may rub off on him."
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
40. "The sins of the fathers are to be born by their children's children's children? What sort of justice is that? This goes against half a millennium's worth of Western jurisprudence."
Author: Peter Boghossian
41. "The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once."
Author: Rene Descartes
42. "We must expect reverses, even defeats. They are sent to teach us wisdom and prudence, to call forth greater energies, and to prevent our falling into greater disasters."
Author: Robert E. Lee
43. "But after this natural burst of indignation, no man of sense, courage, or prudence will waste his time or his strength in retrospective reproaches or repinings."
Author: Robert Peel
44. "Aimer est une aventure sans carte et sans compas où seule la prudence égare."
Author: Romain Gary
45. "Chélan had acted as imprudently for Julien as he had for himself. He had given him the habit of reasoning correctly, and of not being put off by empty words, but he had neglected to tell him that this habit was a crime in the person of no importance, since every piece of logical reasoning is offensive."
Author: Stendhal
46. "Thanks to decades of accumulated federal budget deficits and, more significantly, imprudent Medicare and Social Security policies, we've stolen almost $60 trillion from our children."
Author: Steven Rattner
47. "The awful daring of a moment's surrender which an age of prudence can never retract.by this, and only this, we have existed."
Author: T.S. Eliot
48. "Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me."
Author: Thomas à Kempis
49. "15The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps."
Author: Thomas Nelson Publishers
50. "What Pascal overlooked was the hair-raising possibility that God might out-Luther Luther. A special area in hell might be reserved for those who go to mass. Or God might punish those whose faith is prompted by prudence. Perhaps God prefers the abstinent to those who whore around with some denomination he despises. Perhaps he reserves special rewards for those who deny themselves the comfort of belief. Perhaps the intellectual ascetic will win all while those who compromised their intellectual integrity lose everything.There are many other possibilities. There might be many gods, including one who favors people like Pascal; but the other gods might overpower or outvote him, à la Homer. Nietzsche might well have applied to Pascal his cutting remark about Kant: when he wagered on God, the great mathematician 'became an idiot."
Author: Walter Kaufmann

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