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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.

"It is vanity to be concerned with the present only and not to make provision for things to come."
Thomas á Kempis

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"If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel."
Thomas á Kempis

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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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