About prudence


A style of speech where you clearly criticise while also asking forgiveness for doing so. Often translated as boldness.

For example Acts 4:13 says “Now when they saw the boldness [την παρρησίαν] of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.” (via Wikipedia)


The virtue of being prudent, careful.

bull in a china shop

“One who is aggressively reckless and clumsy in a situation that requires delicacy and care.” (thefreedictionary.com) or “a person who breaks things or who often makes mistakes or causes damage in situations that require careful thinking or behavior” (Merriam-Webster)