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Prudence Quotes

A humble, good nature along with discreetness is what makes a person an ideal social being who moves forward in his/her endeavour avoiding any hurdles and in a responsible manner. It is quite essential for a person to be prudent in all walks of life, because the end result always depends upon the judgment you make. It is not alone the knowledge that will take you forward in your enterprise but also the continuous conscious efforts and the wise steps you take towards it. These famous prudence and caution quotations and sayings will familiarize you with the importance of discreetness.

Adolf Hitler

He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.

Walt Whitman

Be curious, not judgmental.

Sun Tzu

He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.


Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee


As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?

John Stuart Mill

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.

Norman Vincent Peale

Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.

Joe Rogan

Because I have a girlfriend, I try and take the straight and narrow path, which is good because it prevents VD.

P. G. Wodehouse

Few of them were to be trusted within reach of a trowel and a pile of bricks.

Henry Ward Beecher

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it.

Saint Augustine

Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.

Helen Keller

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

James Madison

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

Robert Louis Stevenson

A friend is a gift you give yourself.

John Milton

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.

William Osler

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

Malcolm X

I don't even call it violence when it's in self defense; I call it intelligence.

Ulysses S. Grant

I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their execution.

Ayn Rand

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics - a rational ethics - as a precondition of rebirth.

Coco Chanel

I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.

Toni Morrison

As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.


Never make friends with people who are above or below you in status. Such friendships will never give you any happiness.


Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Andy Warhol

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.

Norman Vincent Peale

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them. If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win.

Stephen King

The devil's voice is sweet to hear.

Andy Warhol

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

Ayn Rand

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

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Douglas MacArthur

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.

Alan Watts

But the attitude of faith is to let go, and become open to truth, whatever it might turn out to be.

John Stuart Mill

I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.

James Madison

We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties.

Henry James

Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

Larry King

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.

Elbert Hubbard

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All the passions make us commit faults; love makes us commit the most ridiculous ones.

Douglas MacArthur

The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.

Francis Bacon

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.

Norman Vincent Peale

Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.

P. G. Wodehouse

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.


Choose a subject equal to your abilities; think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.

Joseph Campbell

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

Erma Bombeck

On vacations: We hit the sunny beaches where we occupy ourselves keeping the sun off our skin, the saltwater off our bodies, and the sand out of our belongings.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.

James Madison

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.


Clever tyrants are never punished.

George Eliot

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.

Napoleon Bonaparte

You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

Elizabeth I

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

Thomas Hobbes

The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.

Joseph Addison

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Elbert Hubbard

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.

John Dryden

It is madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because by herself she is nothing and is ruled by prudence.

Alexander Hamilton

In the usual progress of things, the necessities of a nation in every stage of its existence will be found at least equal to its resources.


Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

Don DeLillo

People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.

Andre Gide

Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.

Joseph Addison

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.

Stephen King

No good friends, no bad friends; only people you want, need to be with. People who build their houses in your heart.

Ulysses S. Grant

If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail.

Napoleon Bonaparte

If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

Norman Vincent Peale

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.

Ambrose Bierce

The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.

Elbert Hubbard

Initiative is doing the right things without being told.

William Shakespeare

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.

William Shakespeare

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.