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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Prudence
 
Abandon not your old clothes till you get your new.  Gaelic.  1
A good “take heed” will surely speed.  2
A grain of prudence is worth a pound of craft.  3
A prudent man does not make the goat his gardener.  Hungarian.  4
A prudent man procures in summer the sleigh and in winter the wagon.  Romanian.  5
All things belong to the prudent.  6
A nail secures the horseshoe, the shoe the horse, the horse the man, the man the castle, and the castle the whole land.  German.  7
Be on the safe side.  8
Attempt not to fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.  9
Be prudent with valor and brave without ostentation.  Agricola.  10
Colts by falling and lads by losing grow prudent.  Spanish.  11
Destroy the lion while he is but a whelp.  12
Do not ship all in one bottom.  German.  13
Do not wade where you see no bottom.  Danish.  14
No protecting deity is wanted if there be prudence.  Juvenal.  15
Prudence is the charioteer of all virtue.  Latin.  16
Prudence is the parent of success.  17
Prudence supplies the want of every good.  Juvenal.  18
The most prudent yields to the strongest.  Italian.  19
The prudent still have fortune on their side.  Spectator.  20
 
 
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