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1. "If we would find God amid all the religious externals we must first determine to find Him, and then proceed in the way of simplicity. Now as always God discovers Himself to "babes" and hides Himself in thick darkness from the wise and the prudent. We must simplify our approach to Him. We must strip down to essentials (and they will be found to be blessedly few). We must put away all effort to impress, and come with the guileless candor of childhood. If we do this, without doubt God will quickly respond."
Author: A.W. Tozer
2. "None of the patients could say the experiments didn't yield some benefits. It was the way the experiments were conducted that grated: with cold, clinical detachment. Masks, gloves, and carbolic acid were the order of the day fora ll staff, and while this may have been prudent it only made isolated people feel even more isolated."
Author: Alan Brennert
3. "D'Artagnan, my friend, thou art brave, thou art prudent, thou hast excellent qualities, but- women will destroy thee!" -D'Artagnan"
Author: Alexandre Dumas
4. "Today is a new day! Let today be the day you free your mind from the prison of self doubt. Your thoughts can either hinder you or propel you to the next level. Precautions are necessary to maintain your safety and well-being. But fear and precautions are two different things. When you are afraid your doubt is increased. Do what makes you happy in order to satisfy the core of your existence. Fear: to be afraid of something or someone whether the threat is real or imaginedPrecaution: a measure taken in advance to prevent something from happening, prudent foresightDoubt:a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction"
Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
5. "That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future."
Author: Anatole France
6. "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
7. "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
8. "Just as nothing is more foolish than misplaced wisdom, so too, nothing is more imprudent than perverse prudence. And surely it is perverse not to adapt yourself to the prevailing circumstances, to refuse 'to do as the Romans do,' to ignore the party-goer's maxium 'take a drink or take your leave,' to insist that the play should not be a play. True prudence, on the other hand, recognizes human limitations and does not strive to leap beyond them; it is willing to run with the herd, to overlook faults tolerantly or to share them in a friendly spirit. But, they say, that is exactly what we mean by folly. (I will hardly deny it -- as long as they will reciprocate by admitting that this is exactly what is means to perform the play of life.)"
Author: Desiderius Erasmus
9. "...when "such things happened" it was undoubtedly foolish of the man, but somehow always criminal of the woman. All the elderly ladies whom Archer knew regarded any woman who loved imprudently as necessarily unscrupulous and designing, and mere simple-minded man as powerless in her clutches. The only thing to do was to persuade him, as early as possible, to marry a nice girl, and then trust her to look after him."
Author: Edith Wharton
10. "Aware that a man has no more chance with a woman, armed with the offensive and defensive weapons of tongue, tears, nails, and bamboo, than in a river with an alligator, I, for the first time in my life, acted prudently, and fled the fight."
Author: Edward John Trelawny
11. "Faith is a fine inventionWhen gentlemen can see,But microscopes are prudentIn an emergency."
Author: Emily Dickinson
12. "There was a midsummer restlessness abroad—early August with imprudent loves and impulsive crimes."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
13. "« Il y aurait hypocrisie ou naïveté à croire que la loi est faite pour tout le monde au nom de tout le monde ; qu'il est plus prudent de reconnaître qu'elle est faite pour quelques-uns et qu'elle porte sur d'autres; qu'en principe elle oblige tous les citoyens, mais qu'elle s'adresse principalement aux classes les plus nombreuses et les moins éclairées »"
Author: FOUCAULT MICHEL
14. "ADAMSBERG WAS NOT A MAN WHO WENT IN FOR EMOTION: he skirted around strong feelings with caution, like swifts who only brush past windows with their wings, never going in, because they know it will be difficult to get out. He had often found dead birds in the village houses back home, imprudent visitors who had ventured inside and never again found their way back to the open air. Adamsberg considered that when it came to love, humans were no wiser than birds."
Author: Fred Vargas
15. "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
16. "Above all human existence requires stability, the permanence of things. The result is an ambivalence with respect to all great and violent expenditure of strength; such an expenditure, whether in nature or in man, represents the strongest possible threat. The feelings of admiration and of ecstasy induced by them thus mean that we are concerned to admire them from afar. The sun corresponds to that prudent concern. It is all radiance gigantic loss of heat and light, flame, explosion; but remote from men, who can enjoy in safety and quiet the fruits of this cataclysm. To earth belongs the solidity which sustains houses of stone and the steps of men (at least on its surface, for buried within the depths of the earth is the incandescence of lava)."
Author: Georges Bataille
17. "I have often met with happiness after some imprudent step which ought to have brought ruin upon me, and although passing a vote of censure upon myself I would thank God for his mercy."
Author: Giacomo Casanova
18. "Prudenta lui ii egala averea. Era de o umilinta excesiva. Niciodata orgoliul nu-l prinsese in capcanele sale. Acest negustor se facea atat de mic, de bland, de placut si de sarac la curte, in fata printeselor, regilor si favoritilor, incat aceasa modestie si bonomie ii pazisera afacerea."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
19. "Ratio et prudentia curas,Non locus effusi late maris arbiter, aufert.[it is reason and wisdom which take away cares, not places affording wide views over the sea.]"
Author: Horace
20. "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
21. "¿Cómo justificar esa palabra tan imprudentemente comprometida y, hablando con propiedad – de esto, jamás dudó espíritu serio alguno-, insostenible?"
Author: Jacques Lacan
22. "He is very imprudent, a dog; he never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or the wrong, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint. You are his pal. That is enough for him."
Author: Jerome K. Jerome
23. "When the final result is expected to be a compromise, it is often prudent to start from an extreme position."
Author: John Maynard Keynes
24. "I think judicial temperament is a willingness to step back from your own committed views of the correct jurisprudential approach and evaluate those views in terms of your role as a judge. It's the difference between being a judge and being a law professor."
Author: John Roberts
25. "We of this age have discovered a shorter, and more prudent method to become scholars and wits, without the fatigue of reading or of thinking."
Author: Jonathan Swift
26. "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
27. "I would never believe it of you, my boy, regardless of the schemers your mother and sister turned out to be. You may not be the most clever boy, nor the most prudent, nor the most gentlemanlike, nor..."Edward cleared his throat."Right! But you have a good heart, and I have every hope that with the proper education and mentoring you will be credit to the family yet."
Author: Julie Klassen
28. "If young men and young women are brought up to consider frugality contemptible, and industry degrading, it is vain to expect they will at once become prudent and useful, when the cares of life press heavily upon them."
Author: Lydia Maria Francis Child
29. "Of course. I am well aware that the streets of New York are not safe, but then there is no longer any place in the world which is safe. One cannot live in perpetual fear, one has to be as prudent as possible, and get on with life. - A Severed Wasp"
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
30. "Freedom is messy. In free societies, people will fall through the cracks--drink too much, eat too much, buy unaffordable homes, fail to make prudent provision for health care, and much else. But the price of being relieved of all those tiresome choices by a benign paternal government is far too high. Big Government is the small option: it's the guarantee of smaller freedom, smaller homes, smaller cars, smaller opportunities, smaller lives."
Author: Mark Steyn
31. "Si tienes miedo a hacerte daño, aumentas la probabilidad de que eso mismo suceda... Sé prudente y sobre todo, entrégate sin reservas."
Author: Mathias Malzieu
32. "Open your eyes, Ambrosio, and be prudent. Hell is your lot; You are doomed to eternal perdition; Nought lies beyond your grave but a gulph of devouring flames."
Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis
33. "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
34. "When a bull is being lead to the slaughter, it still hopes to break loose and trample its butchers. Other bulls have not been able to pass on the knowledge that this never happens and that from the slaughterhouse there is no way back to the herd. But in human society there is a continuous exchange of experience. I have never heard of a man who broke away and fled while being led to his execution. It is even thought to be a special form of courage if a man about to be executed refuses to be blindfolded and dies with his eyes open. But I would rather have the bull with his blind rage, the stubborn beast who doesn't weigh his chances of survival with the prudent dull-wittedness of man, and doesn't know the despicable feeling of despair."
Author: Nadezhda Mandelstam
35. "Because the Romans did in these instances what all prudent princes ought to do, who have to regard not only present troubles, but also future ones, for which they must prepare with every energy, because, when foreseen, it is easy to remedy them; but if you wait until they approach, the medicine is no longer in time because the malady has become incurable; for it happens in this, as the physicians say it happens in hectic fever, that in the beginning of the malady it is easy to cure but difficult to detect, but in the course of time, not having been either detected or treated in the beginning, it becomes easy to detect but difficult to cure. This it happens in affairs of state, for when the evils that arise have been foreseen (which it is only given to a wise man to see), they can be quickly redressed, but when, through not having been foreseen, they have been permitted to grow in a way that every one can see them, there is no longer a remedy"
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
36. "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
37. "Morrigan "Don't worry I'm following my instincts."Birkita "Perhaps you could find a way to prudently follow your instincts"Morrigan "I'm eighteen, nothing I do is prudent"
Author: P.C. Cast
38. "All that comes above the surface [of the globe] lies within the province of Geography; all that comes below that surface lies inside the realm of Geology. The surface of the earth is that which, so to speak, divides them and at the same time 'binds them together in indissoluble union.' We may, perhaps, put the case metaphorically. The relationships of the two are rather like that of man and wife. Geography, like a prudent woman, has followed the sage advice of Shakespeare and taken unto her 'an elder than herself; but she does not trespass on the domain of her consort, nor could she possibly maintain the respect of her children were she to flaunt before the world the assertion that she is 'a woman with a past."
Author: Shakespeare
39. "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
40. "Bella & Edward:«Va bene. Lasciamo perdere i limiti temporali. Se vuoi che sia io a compiere il gesto... lo farò ma a una condizione».Mi sentii mancare la voce. «Quale?».Il suo sguardo era prudente. Parlò lentamente: «Prima sposami». [...]«E dai», risposi con un velo di isteria nella mia voce. «Ho soltanto diciotto anni».«Be', io quasi centodieci. È ora che metta la testa a posto»."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
41. "Abuse of the military metaphor may be inevitable in a capitalist society, a society that increasingly restricts the scope and credibility of appeals to ethical principle, in which it is thought foolish not to subject one's actions to the calculus of self-interest and profitability. War-making is one of the few activities that people are not supposed to view 'realistically'; that is, with an eye to expense and practical outcome. In all-out war, expenditure is all-out, unprudent--war being defined as as an emergency in which no sacrifice is excessive."
Author: Susan Sontag
42. "Grant me prudently to avoid him that flatters me, and to endure patiently him that contradicts me."
Author: Thomas à Kempis
43. "The excitable observer will pass judgement first and then make knowledge conform to judgement; the prudent observer will first learn to know and then judge according to knowledge."
Author: Thomas Cleary
44. "15The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps."
Author: Thomas Nelson Publishers
45. "Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought."
Author: Thucydides
46. "I have serious concerns about whether it's prudent to give any foreign country substantial leverage over the U.S. economy. Instead of spending $80 billion on important programs here at home, we're sending this money overseas just to pay interest on our debt."
Author: Tim Johnson
47. "Everybody has noticed the way cats stop and loiter in a half-open door. Hasn't everyone said to a cat: For heavens sake why don't you come in? With opportunity half-open in front of them, there are men who have a similar tendency to remain undecided between two solutions, at the risk of being crushed by fate abruptly closing the opportunity. The overprudent, cats as they are, and because they are cats, sometimes run more danger than the bold"
Author: Victor Hugo
48. "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."
Author: William Graham Sumner
49. "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?"
Author: William H. Seward
50. "The consumerist culture insists that swearing eternal loyalty to anything and anybody is imprudent, since in this world new glittering opportunities crop up daily."
Author: Zygmunt Bauman

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