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

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

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

Prudence is an attitude that keeps life safe, but does not often make it happy.
— Samuel Johnson

Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.
— prudes quotation by John Milton