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    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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There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.

There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right read more

If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right action, can overcome a host of foes.

by Saskya Pandita Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, read more

Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life

by Akhenaton Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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'Tis true no lover has that pow'r
T' enforce a desperate amour,
As he that has two read more

'Tis true no lover has that pow'r
T' enforce a desperate amour,
As he that has two strings t' his bow,
And burns for love and money too.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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Better is to bow than breake.

Better is to bow than breake.

by John Heywood Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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It is always good
When a man has two irons in the fire.

It is always good
When a man has two irons in the fire.

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

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

by Old English Rhyme Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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If thou art terrible to many, then beware of many.
[Lat., Multis terribilis, caveto multos.]

If thou art terrible to many, then beware of many.
[Lat., Multis terribilis, caveto multos.]

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Look before you ere you leap.

Look before you ere you leap.

by Samuel Butler Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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