I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
There are many more shining qualities in the mind of man, but there is none so useful as discretion.
The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.
Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is.
Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.
Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.
Even in a hero's heart
Discretion is the better part.
Great ability without discretion comes almost invariably to a tragic end
Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
Covering discretion with a coat of folly.
Be not too tame neither, but let your own Discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
Perish discretion, when it interferes With duty!
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
Hikmah (Wisdom) is knowing when to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.
Merit consists in the virtue of love alone, flavored with the light of true discretion without which the soul is worth nothing.
Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one preserves, the other sweetens it.
Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.
I cannot and do not live in the world of discretion, not as a writer, anyway. I would prefer to, I assure you - it would make life easier. But discretion is, unfortunately, not for novelists.
He who fights and runs away
May live to fight another day.
Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate power of the society but the people themselves.
Cunning is only the mimic of discretion, and may pass upon weak men in the same manner as vivacity is often mistaken for wit, and gravity for wisdom.
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
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