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Engrave this Quote Never speak of a rope in the family of one who has been hanged.
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-Proverb
Engrave this Quote Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
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-William Blake
Engrave this Quote We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.
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-Randolph Silliman Bourne
Youth and Life
Engrave this Quote An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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-Henry de Bracton
De Legibus, 1240
Engrave this Quote Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
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-Marcus Tullius Cicero
Engrave this Quote There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.
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-Charles Caleb Colton
Engrave this Quote Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.
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-Charles Horton Cooley
Life and the Student
Engrave this Quote Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
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-Euripides
Engrave this Quote The prudence of the best heads is often defeated by the tenderness of the best of hearts.
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-Henry Fielding
Engrave this Quote I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years.
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-Molly Ivins
Engrave this Quote Prudence operates on life in the same manner as rule of composition; it produces vigilance rather than elevation; rather prevents loss than procures advantage; and often miscarriages, but seldom reaches either power or honor.
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-Samuel Johnson
Engrave this Quote Prudence is an attitude that keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
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-Samuel Johnson
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Niccolo Machiavelli
Engrave this Quote Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.
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-John Milton
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Mary Wortley Montagu
The Complete Letters of Lady Mary Wortly Montagu
Engrave this Quote It is no less a feat to keep what you have, than to increase it. In one there is chance, the other will be a work of art.
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-Ovid
Engrave this Quote Nothing can be done quickly and prudently at the same time.
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-Publilius Syrus
Engrave this Quote All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end.
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-Tacitus

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