Friday, 24 March 2017

Discretion

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it. - Christian Nestell Bovee >br>

Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions. - William O. Douglas

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit. - American Proverb

Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice. - Unknown

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. - Francis Bacon

Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is. - Philip Stanhope

Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action. - Hamlet

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable. - Jean De La Fontaine

Of all the virtues, discretion began to seem the most rewarding: it kept people guessing and sometimes, by default, admiring. - Julia Glass

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