prudence

A Quote by Euripides on chance, fighting, and prudence

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Euripides (c. 485 - 406 BC)

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A Quote by Emily Dickinson on faith, inventions, and prudence

"Faith" is a fine invention When Gentleman can see - But Microscopes are prudent In an Emergency

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, no. 185, ed. Thomas H. Johnson, 1955.

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A Quote by Ellis Arnall on efficiency, learning, practicality, prudence, and world

We have heard enough about being practical and efficient and prudent. We heard it preached through several decades that these things would save the world. I think that, with the salty taste of blood and sweat on our lips, we are learning that we had best talk once again about doing what is right.

Ellis Arnall (1907 - 1992)

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A Quote by Edward Young on delay, immortality, men, mortality, prudence, purpose, and thought

At thirty man suspects himself a fool; Knows it at forty, and reforms his plan; At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his prudent purpose to resolve; In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves; and re-resolves; then dies the same. And why? Because he thinks himself immortal. All men think all men mortal but themselves.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Lines 417-424

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on compromise, government, prudence, and virtue

All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America. Vol. ii. P. 169.

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on caution, courage, fear, prudence, and wisdom

There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false reptile prudence, the result, not of caution, but of fear.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

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A Quote by Dr. Joseph Collins on experience and prudence

A prudent person profits from personal experience, a wise one from the experience of others.

Dr. Joseph Collins (1866 - ?)

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on age, prudence, and youth

Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on action, authority, humility, modesty, pride, prudence, silence, strength, virtue, and weakness

Nothing more enhances authority than silence. It is the crowning virtue of the strong, the refuge of the weak, the modesty of the proud, the pride of the humble, the prudence of the wise, and the sense of fools. To speak is to . . . dissipate one's strength; whereas what action demands is concentration. Silence is a necessary preliminary to the ordering of one's thoughts.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on advice, glory, and prudence

Many a man wins glory for prudence by seeking advice, then seeking advice as to what advice would be best to take, and finally following appetite.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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