Quotations On Discretion

  • Discretion.—Remember the divine saying, He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life.—Sir Walter Raleigh.
  • There are many more shining qualities in the mind of man, but there is none so useful as discretion.—Addison.
  • Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.—Bacon.
  • Discretion and hard valor are the twins of honor.—Beaumont and Fletcher.
  • The better part of valor is discretion.—Shakespeare.
  • Discretion is more necessary to women than eloquence, because they have less trouble to speak well than to speak little.—Father du Bosc.
  • Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to win all the duties of life.—Addison.
  • Great ability without discretion comes almost invariably to a tragic end.—Gambetta.
  • Let's teach ourselves that honorable stop
    Not to outsport discretion. —Shakespeare.