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51. The Potential Parts of Prudence

1. The potential parts of prudence are the virtuesconnected with prudence. One of these is good counsel. Prudenceuses this virtue.

2. Good counsel is a virtue distinct from prudence itself,but closely associated with prudence. It is often called by itsGreek name of euboulia.

3. Another virtue, called by the Greek namesynesis, is good judgment in particular and practicalmatters. It follows upon euboulia, but is distinct fromit, and from prudence. It serves prudence, and thus is called oneof its parts.

4. In practical cases not covered by the common laws, amore discriminating judgment than synesis is required.This judgment is called gnome. Gnome is distinct fromprudence, and from euboulia and synesis. Itserves prudence, and is one of its potential parts.

"He who wishes to be perfectly obeyed, should give but few orders."
St Philip Neri

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"The one thing necessary which Jesus spoke of to Martha and Mary consists in hearing the word of God and living by it."
R. Garrigou-Lagrange, OP

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"As the flesh is nourished by food, so is man supported by prayers"
St Augustine

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