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(Latin prudentia, contracted from providentia, seeing ahead).

Prudence (The Custard Protocol)

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"Sarah, have you come to work for Miss Prudence?"

"Permit me to know my own needs," Prudence replied. "I ask that you make no further disturbance. My scholars are at work. Come, let us go," She drew the door to behind her and started down the walk.

Since it makes it easier for the intellect to discern choices, prudence is an intellectual virtue. Moreover, it helps the will to choose the good, for which reason it is also a moral virtue.

"May we put our cloaks and bonnets on now, Miss Prudence?"

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  • "Miss Prudence, shall I tell my parents that there is a new scholar?"

    Hear the words of prudence, give heed unto her counsels, and store them in thine heart; her maxims are universal, and all the virtues lean upon her; she is the guide and the mistress of human life

    Prudence may not be a word you use too often. You might instead talk about “common sense; thinking things through.” One dictionary defines “prudence” as “the ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason; shrewdness in the management of affairs; good judgment in the use of resources.