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50. The Subjective Parts of Prudence

1. Reigning prudence belongs to those thatlegislate and exercise government. Aristotle (Polit. iii)says: "Prudence is a virtue proper to the person whorules."

2. Political prudence, in its widest meaning,includes reigning prudence. But, in a stricter sense, it is thatspecies of prudence which guides citizens in their loyal obedienceto the requirements of government.

3. Domestic prudence is the virtue which governsthe reasonableactivities of life in a household. It standsmidway between the prudence of the individual and the politicalprudence which guides the rule of city, state, or kingdom.

4. Scripture says (Prov. 24:6): "War is managed by dueordering, and there shall be safety where there are manycounsels." Hence, there is a kind of prudence to be calledmilitary prudence.

"Happy is the youth, because he has time before him to do good. "
St Philip Neri

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"It is well to choose some one good devotion, and to stick to it, and never to abandon it."
St Philip Neri

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"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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