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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.]

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I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for read more

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

by Niccolo Machiavelli Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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And it is a common saying that it is best first to catch the
stag, and afterwards, when he read more

And it is a common saying that it is best first to catch the
stag, and afterwards, when he has been caught, to skin him.
[Lat., Et vulgariter dicitur, quod primun oportet cervum capere,
et postea, cum captus fuerit, illum excoriare.]

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Let your loins be girded about, and your light burning;
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for read more

Let your loins be girded about, and your light burning;
And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he
will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh,
they may open unto him immediately.

by Bible 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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It is good the have a hatch before the durre.

It is good the have a hatch before the durre.

by John Heywood Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.

Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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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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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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Better is to bow than breake.

Better is to bow than breake.

by John Heywood Found in: Prudence Quotes,
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