Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
Be not too tame neither, but let your own Discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
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.
Perish discretion, when it interferes With duty!
I have seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion, and I will right myself like a soldier.
Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.
Covering discretion with a coat of folly.
Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one preserves, the other sweetens it.
Discretion is not the better part of biography.
Let's teach ourselves that honorable stop, Not to outsport discretion.
Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.
Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech.
There are many more shining qualities in the mind of man, but there is none so useful as discretion.