Prudence is a certain quality of personality acquired in the process of development and maturity, which allows making a choice in favor of the correct and most effective ways and methods to achieve the goals set. Prudence is in simple terms the ability of a person to be guided by the arguments of reason and to choose those methods that will bring either the best results or the least losses. Usually this quality is considered in a positive aspect and is equated with the main benefactors of the soul.
This property of character is close, but not identical to wisdom. Wisdom can be theoretical, can manifest itself in many aspects of human existence, and prudence has a clear directional vector. It always has a practical side and individual features of implementation.
Prudence concerns a person directly, and if wisdom is capable of building a strategy to improve the fate of all mankind, then prudence builds a clear scheme that allows, for example, to improve the living conditions or level of income, of a person exhibiting this quality.