Discretion Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”Adam Smith” float=”none” width=”100%”]The prudent man is always sincere, and feels horror at the very thought of exposing himself to the disgrace which attends upon the detection of falsehood. But though always sincere, he is not always frank and open; and though he never tells any thing but the truth, he does not always think himself bound, when not properly called upon, to tell the whole truth. As he is cautious in his actions, so he is reserved in his speech; and never rashly or unnecessarily obtrudes his opinion concerning either things or persons.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”American Proverb” float=”none” width=”100%”]An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Author Unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Author Unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Author Unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more rhan I speak and notice more than you realize.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Author Unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]No matter what they tell you, you don’t have to stay within the lines.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Author Unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]The age of discretion is the age of impotence.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Benjamin Franklin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou owest, all thou hast, nor all thou can’st. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Charles Caleb Colton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Chinese (on discretion)” float=”none” width=”100%”]Forethought is easy, repentance is hard. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christian Nestell Bovee” float=”none” width=”100%”]A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christian Nestell Bovee” float=”none” width=”100%”]A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Christine Keeler” float=”none” width=”100%”]Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dr. Leo Troy” float=”none” width=”100%”]Never say ‘oops’ in the operating room.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Drake” float=”none” width=”100%”]Live without pretending. Love without depending. Listen without defending. Speak without offending.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Estonian (on discretion)” float=”none” width=”100%”]Silence is sometimes the answer. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Francis Bacon” float=”none” width=”100%”]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.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”French Proverb” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nothing is as burdensome as a secret. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Georg Simmel” float=”none” width=”100%”]Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Greek (on discretion)” float=”none” width=”100%”]The tongue has no bones, yet it breaks bones. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Guinean (on life and living)” float=”none” width=”100%”]For news of the heart, ask the face.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Haitian (on discretion)” float=”none” width=”100%”]All food is fit to eat but not all words are fit to speak. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hamlet” float=”none” width=”100%”]Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Hannah More” float=”none” width=”100%”]Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”J.R.R. Tolkien” float=”none” width=”100%”]Why must you speak your thoughts? Silence, if fair words stick in your throat, would serve all our ends better.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jean de la Fontaine” float=”none” width=”100%”]Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jennifer Megan Varnadore” float=”none” width=”100%”]Discretion is a girl’s best friend. Learn when to use it, and when to let it slip.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jeremy Collier” float=”none” width=”100%”]Without discretion, people may be overlaid with unreasonable affection, and choked with too much nourishment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Jim Butcher” float=”none” width=”100%”]Discretion is the better part of not getting exsanguinated.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Christian Bovee” float=”none” width=”100%”]Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one preserves, the other sweetens it.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Heywood” float=”none” width=”100%”]Little pitchers have big ears.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”John Milton” float=”none” width=”100%”]Prudence is the virtue by which we discern what is proper to do under various circumstances in time and place.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Julia Glass” float=”none” width=”100%”]Of all the virtues, discretion began to seem the most rewarding: it kept people guessing and sometimes, by default, admiring.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Lord Chesterfield” float=”none” width=”100%”]Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Miguel de Cervantes” float=”none” width=”100%”]A closed mouth catches no flies.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Niccolo Machiavelli” float=”none” width=”100%”]I consider it a mark of great prudence in a man to abstain from threats or any contemptuous expressions, for neither of these weaken the enemy, but threats make him more cautious, and the other excites his hatred, and a desire to revenge himself.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Philip Stanhope” float=”none” width=”100%”]Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Samoan (on discretion)” float=”none” width=”100%”]Stones decay, words last. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Turkish (on discretion)” float=”none” width=”100%”]Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Don’t spill the beans. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Least said, soonest mended [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”unknown” float=”none” width=”100%”]Some things are better left unsaid. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Walter Scott” float=”none” width=”100%”]Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Godwin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Every man has a certain sphere of discretion which he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbours. This right flows from the very nature of man.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William O. Douglas” float=”none” width=”100%”]Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man’s other inventions.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Shakespeare” float=”none” width=”100%”]Discretion is the better part of valor. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Shakespeare” float=”none” width=”100%”]Give thy thoughts no tongue. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”William Shakespeare” float=”none” width=”100%”]Have more than you show. Speak less than you know.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Yiddish (on discretion)” float=”none” width=”100%”]Words should be weighed not counted. [/wpsm_quote]