1 They are careless because they have not found that it pays to be careful; they are improvident because the improvident ones of their acquaintance get on about as well as the provident.
2 They exhibit, therefore, all the advantages and defects of such training; they are willing and good-natured, but not self-reliant, provident, or careful.
3 Besides, the provident law has deprived you of the power to disinherit me, at least entirely, as it has also of the power to compel me to marry Monsieur This or Monsieur That.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
4 As far as I can see, it will be your chief diversion hereafter; unless Linton make amends for other losses: and your provident parent appears to fancy he may.
5 Really, you are quite provident.
6 From every provident point of view his mother was so undoubtedly right, that he was not without a sickness of heart in finding he could shake her.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
7 He found as provident a host and a fresh horse.
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8 What punishment awaits us if it be discovered we know not, for no such crime has come in the memory of men and there are no laws to provide for it.
9 How hard it is in founding a commonwealth to provide it with all the laws needed to maintain its freedom, is well seen from the history of the Roman Republic.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLIX.
10 The second method is to provide yourself with allies or companions, taking heed, however, to retain in your own hands the chief command, the seat of government, and the titular supremacy.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV.
11 If we note well the course of human affairs, we shall often find things come about and accidents befall, against which it seems to be the will of Heaven that men should not provide.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXIX.
12 But because, as I have said elsewhere, there is in everything a latent evil peculiar to it, giving rise to new mischances, it becomes necessary to provide against these by new ordinances.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XI.
13 It was very much like suddenly turning a youth of ten or twelve years out into the world to provide for himself.
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14 This was not bad for the teacher, for each family tried to provide the very best on the day the teacher was to be its guest.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter II.
15 This, of course, was wholly beyond my ability to provide.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. WashingtonContext Highlight In Chapter III.