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21 Discretion Quotes

Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy

Christine Keeler Quotes

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Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, ii)

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Never say "oops" in the operating room.

Dr. Leo Troy Quotes

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Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.

Saki Quotes

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The better part of valour is discretion.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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

Sir Walter Scott Quotes

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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, Sr. Quotes

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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.

Harry A. Blackmun Quotes

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Perish discretion when it interferes with duty

Hannah Moore Quotes

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It shew'd discretion, the best part of valor.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: A King and No King (act IV, sc. 3)

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As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XI, v. 22)

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The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Falstaff at V, iv)

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Question your grace the late ambassadors, With what great state he heard their embassy, How well supplied with noble counsellors, How modest in exception, and withal How terrible in constant resolution, And you shall find his vanities forespent Were but the outside of the Roman Brutus, Covering discretion with a coat of folly; As gardeners do with ordure hide those roots That shall first spring and be most delicate.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Fifth (Constable at II, iv)

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I have seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion, and I will right myself like a soldier.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Love's Labor's Lost (Armado at V, ii)

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Nay, but do so then; and look you, he may come and go between you both; and in any case have a nay-word, that you may know one another's mind, and the boy never need to understand anything; for 'tis not good that children should know any wickedness. Old folks, you know, have discretion, as they say, and know the world.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Quickly at II, ii)

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Let's teach ourselves that honorable stop, Not to outsport discretion.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Othello the Moor of Venice (Othello at II, iii)

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A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.

Christian Nestell Bovee Quotes

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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 Quotes

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A lover without discretion is no lover at all.

Thomas Hardy Quotes

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A closed mouth catches no flies.

French Proverb Quotes

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I find it's as hard to live down an early triumph as an early indiscretion.

Edna St. Vincent Millay Quotes

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