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56. Precepts of Prudence

1. Prudence suffuses all the moral virtues. Hence theprecepts of the Decalogue, that is, the Ten Commandments, whichdirect virtuous acts, are all implicitly precepts of prudence.

2. Even the Old Law has definite precepts against falseprudence- craftiness and allied vices-and thus, indirectly,expresses precepts of prudence.

"The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart. "
St Philip Neri

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"Many words do not satisfy the soul; but a good life eases the mind and a clean conscience inspires great trust in God."
Thomas á Kempis

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"The Lord has always revealed to mortals the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit, but now that the face of evil bares itself more and more, so does the Lord bare his treasures more."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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