Nothing can be done quickly and prudently at the same time.
— Publilius Syrus

Self-denial is not a virtue, it is only the effect of prudence on rascality.
George Bernard Shaw prudence quote

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

The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.
— Thomas Jefferson

Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
— prudence quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson