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.
Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.
The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.
Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious about any.
There are many more shining qualities in the mind of man, but there is none so useful as discretion.
Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is.
Great ability without discretion comes almost invariably to a tragic end
Even in a hero's heart
Discretion is the better part.
Be not too tame neither, but let your own Discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one preserves, the other sweetens it.
Hikmah (Wisdom) is knowing when to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.
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.
Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
Covering discretion with a coat of folly.
If there's one thing I don't look for in a maid, it's discretion. Except with my own secrets, of course.
At times discretion should be thrown aside, and with the foolish we should play the fool.
Perish discretion, when it interferes With duty!
Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.
Let's teach ourselves that honorable stop, Not to outsport discretion.
I don't show every picture that I have, I think discretion is also important.
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