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40 Prudence Quotes

For chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Euripides Quotes , Source: Pirithous, (adapted)

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Yes, I had two strings to my bow; both golden ones, egad! and both cracked.

Henry Fielding Quotes , Source: Love in Several Masques (act V, sc. 13)

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Get Estates may venture more. Little Boats must keep near Shore.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: Poor Richard

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He who does not stretch himself according to the coverlet finds his feet uncovered. [Ger., Wer sich nicht nach der Decke streckt, Dem bleiben die Fusse unbedeckt.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Spruche In Reimen (III)

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Better is to bow than breake.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Proverbs (pt. I, ch. IX)

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It is good the have a hatch before the durre.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI)

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Yee have many strings to your bowe.

John Heywood Quotes , Source: Proverbs (pt. I, ch. XI)

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So that every man lawfully ordained must bring a bow which hath two strings, a title of present right and another to provide for future possibility or chance.

Richard Hooker Quotes , Source: Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (bk. V, ch. LXXX, no. 9)

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The first years of man must make provision for the last.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: Rasselas (ch. XVII)

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He that fights and runs away will live to fight another day.

Old English Rhyme Quotes

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One can't get diseases of Mad Chicken or Mad Pig by eating tomatoes or almonds or figs.

O Anna Niemus Quotes

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Prudence is an attitude that keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either.

Mark Twain Quotes

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

Henry Fielding Quotes

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There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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