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Letter "P" » Prudence
«I used to put in a safety pin to make sure.»
«Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.»
«If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.»
«If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right action, can overcome a host of foes.»
«Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life»
«There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear»
«Believe nothing and be on your guard against everything»
«I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself»
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
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«Good nature without prudence, is foolishness»
«Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.»