prudence

A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on track, imitation, prowess, emulate, prudence, and greatness

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.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

Source: The Prince, ch. 6, 1514

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A Quote by Mark Twain on wisdom, experience, moderation, and prudence

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Following the Equator

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A Quote by unknown on prudence, questions, and wisdom

A prudent question is one half the wisdom.

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A Quote by Vincent van Gogh on mistakes and prudence

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

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A Quote by Umberto Eco on action, elderly, honor, and prudence

What we honor as prudence in our elders is simply panic in action.

Umberto Eco (1932 -)

Source: The Island of the Day Before, Chapter 8

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A Quote by Roger Ebert on controversy, death, doubt, fear, freedom, memory, people, popularity, prudence, speech, and television

[Alan Berg's] memory haunts many people, even those who never heard him on the radio, because his death could be read as a message: Be cautious, be prudent, be bland, never push anybody, never say what you really think, offer yourself as a hostage to the weirdos even before they make the first move. These days, a lot of people are opposed to the newfound popularity of 'trash television,' and no doubt they are right, and the hosts of these shows are shameless controversy-mongers. But at least they are not intimidated. Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend?

Roger Ebert (1942 -)

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A Quote by Robert Lowth on passion and prudence

Where passion leads or prudence points the way.

Robert Lowth (1710 - 1787)

Source: Choice of Hercules, i.

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A Quote by Robert Burns on control, prudence, self-control, and wisdom

Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

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A Quote by Robert Burns on control, prudence, self-control, and wisdom

Know prudent cautious self-control Is wisdom's root.

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)

Source: A Bard's Epitaph

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on life and prudence

The only prudence in life is concentration.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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