Discretion Quotes


One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.

Age    Discretion    Secret    Trust    Truth    Woman

Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings

Don't destroy yourself by allowing negative people add gibberish and debris to your character, reputation, and aspirations. Keep all dreams alive but discreet, so that those with unhealthy tongues won't have any other option than to infest themselves with their own diseases.

Discretion is the better part of valor.

Discretion is the better part of not getting exsanguinated.

Blood Rites

Jim Butcher

Blood Rites

When you are posessed by evil spirits, it is crafty manipulations that you follow; but when you are posessed by the Holy Spirit of God, it is wise discretions you pursue!

Why must you speak your thoughts? Silence, if fair words stick in your throat, would serve all our ends better.

A secret spoken finds wings.

The Path of Daggers

Robert Jordan

The Path of Daggers

Those who possess wisdom cannot just ladle it out to every wantwit and jackanapes who comes along and asks for it. A person must be prepared to receive wisdom, or else it will do him more harm than good. Moreover, a lout thrashing about in the clear waters of wisdom will dirty those waters for everyone else.

A prudent silence will frequently be taken for wisdom and a sentence or two cautiously thrown in will sometimes gain the palm of knowledge, while a man well informed but indiscreet and unreserved will not uncommonly talk himself out of all consideration and weight. (Alexander Hamilton's 'thesis on discretion' written to his son James shortly before his fatal duel with Burr.)

The number of things he thought of saying all at once nearly suffocated him.

there was great difference between persons and, discretion did not always accompany years nor was youth always with out it

But nothing will persuade me that the mere fact of being in a place is enough in itself to justify the effort of getting out of bed to become a tourist, or even a traveller. I don't have the slightest wish to be intrepid. I don't want to prove myself to myself or anyone else. I don't care if no one thinks me brave or hardy. I have no concern at all that I did not have whatever it is I should have had to take a dive out of a plane or off a building. None of that matters to me in the least.

A wholesome fear would be a fit guardian for the citizens.

If there's one thing I don't look for in a maid, it's discretion. Except with my own secrets, of course.

I will never demean myself to speak about my courage," said Julien, coldly, "it would be mean to do so. Let the world judge by the facts.

Why can she not influence him more, when she is privileged to draw
so near to him? I asked myself. Surely she cannot truly like him, or not
like him with true affection! If she did, she need not coin her smiles so
lavishly, flash her glances so unremittingly, manufacture airs so elaborate,
graces so multitudinous.

Discretion    Love    Romance    Woman

Believe me, you have to have a certain confidence in your powers of descretion to let a dentist loose with a drill in your mouth less than an hour after you've...um...entertained his wife.

You know your Bible too well and life too little.

How Green Was My Valley

Richard Llewellyn

How Green Was My Valley

Honesty doesn't mean you reveal everything you discern and feel. That is why we have the word discretion...

Wisdom teaches you when to use your discretion- with whom, what, and when to share your feelings and discernments...

We need Wisdom to seek for the Kindom and we need the Kingdom to have the Freedom to posess all other things!

Sometimes the best virtue learned on the battlefield is modesty.

We observe that one of the great attributes of discretion is that it can mask ignorance of all the most common and lowly varieties, and Walter Moody was nothing if not excessively discreet.

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