A Quote by Immanuel Kant on conscience and prudence

Prudence reproaches; conscience accuses.

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on cats, men, prudence, timidity, and women

Women do not like timid men. Cats do not like prudent rats.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by H. L. Mencken on christianity, prudence, and wives

The Christian always mixes prudence with his devotion. He is willing to serve three gods, but draws the line at one wife.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

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A Quote by Henry Fielding on defeat, prudence, and tenderness

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

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A Quote by Grenville Kleiser on bravery, courage, failure, force, idealism, prudence, truth, and world

. . . idealism is one of the greatest forces in the world. It makes seeming impossibilities possible and succeeds where prudence fails. But unless the idealist is brave and has the courage to face the truth, his idealism creates nothing.

Grenville Kleiser (1868 - 1953)

Source: The Forbes Book of Business Quotations

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A Quote by Girolamo Cardano on business, prudence, suspicion, and time

To throw in a fair game at Hazards only three-spots, when something great is at stake, or some business is the hazard, is a natural occurrence and deserves to be so deemed; and even when they come up the same way for a second time if the throw be repeated. If the third and fourth plays are the same, surely there is occasion for suspicion on the part of a prudent man.

Girolamo Cardano (1501 - 1576)

Source: De Vita Propria Liber.

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A Quote by George Washington on acting, character, circumstances, death, decisions, doubt, fatherhood, fortune, good, imagination, integrity, inventions, judgment, justice, mind, nature, obstacles, prudence, purity, purpose, and words

Written about Washington after his death by another of the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson: His mind was great and powerful . . . as far as he saw, no judgment was ever sounder. It was slow in operation, being little aided by invention or imagination, but sure in conclusion. . . . Perhaps the strongest feature in his character was prudence, never acting until every circumstance, every consideration, was maturely weighed; refraining if he saw doubt, but, when once decided, going through his purpose, whatever obstacles opposed. His integrity was the most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known. . . . He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good and a great man . . . On the whole, his character was, in its mass, perfect . . . it may truly be said, that never did nature and fortune combine more perfectly to make a man great. . . .

George Washington (1732 - 1799)

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A Quote by François Fénelon on achievement, admiration, belief, certainty, children, cleverness, conformity, faith, happiness, humility, ideas, innocence, integrity, men, passion, pride, profit, prudence, salvation, simplicity, spirit, stability, women,

There is a great difference between a lofty spirit and a right spirit. A lofty spirit excites admiration by its profoundness; but only a right spirit achieves salvation and happiness by its stability and integrity. Do not conform your ideas to those of the world. Scorn the "intellectual" as much as the world esteems it. What men consider intellectual is a certain facility to produce brilliant thoughts. Nothing is more vain. We make an idol of our intellect as a woman who believes herself beautiful worships her face. We take pride in our own thoughts. We must reject not only human cleverness, but also human prudence, which seems so important and so profitable. Then we may enter - like little children, with candor and innocence of worldly ways - into the simplicity of faith; and with humility and a horror of sin we may enter into the holy passion of the cross.

Francois Fenelon (1651 - 1715)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Francis Quarles on heart, prudence, and temper

Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety."

Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on prudence, questions, and wisdom

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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