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

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

by Henry Fielding Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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Get Estates may venture more. Little Boats must keep near Shore.

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

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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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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Better is to bow than breake.

Better is to bow than breake.

by John Heywood Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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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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Let us not throw the rope after the bucket.
[Sp., No arrojemos la soga tras el caldero.]

Let us not throw the rope after the bucket.
[Sp., No arrojemos la soga tras el caldero.]

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Yee have many strings to your bowe.

Yee have many strings to your bowe.

by John Heywood Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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I prefer silent prudence to loquacious folly.
[Lat., Malo indisertam prudentiam, quam loquacem stultitiam.]

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

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. . . Therefore I am wel pleased to take any coulor to defend your
honour and hope you read more

. . . 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.

by Elizabeth I Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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