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I prefer silent prudence to loquacious folly. [Lat., Malo indisertam prudentiam, quam loquacem stultitiam.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Oratore (III, 35)

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According to her cloth she cut her coat.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Fables--Cock and Fox (l. 20)

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. . . Therefore I am wel pleased to take any coulor to defend your honour and hope you wyl remember that who seaketh two strings to one bowe, he may shute strong but never strait.

Elizabeth I Quotes , Source: Letter X, to James VI

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For chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

Euripides Quotes , Source: Pirithous, (adapted)

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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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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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