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48. The Parts of Prudence

1. The parts of prudence are certain faculties,perfections, or qualities that belong to prudence, or are somehowassociated with it. Among these things, some seem to be almost anelement of prudence itself; these are called itsquasi-integral parts. There are eight of thesequasi-integral parts of prudence: memory, understanding, docility,shrewdness, reason, foresight, circumspection, caution. Other partsof prudence are called its subjective parts; these are itsspecies or kinds of varieties, as, for example, domestic prudence,reigning prudence,military prudence, political prudence, etc.Still other parts of prudence are called its potentialparts; these are virtues connected with prudence, or subordinate toprudence, which produce what can be called its secondary effects;these are: good counsel, which throws a kind of headlight; synesis,which guides judgment in ordinary matters; and gnome, which guidesjudgment in exceptional matters.

"Those who love God are always happy, because their whole happiness is to fulfill, even in adversity, the will of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"We must not be behind time in doing good; for death will not be behind his time. "
St Phillip Neri

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"It is not God's will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will."
Blessed Henry Suso

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