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The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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. (Quote by - Francis Bacon)

I find it's as hard to live down an early triumph as an early indiscretion. (Quote by - Edna St. Vincent Millay)

A closed mouth catches no flies. (Quote by - French Proverb)

Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people. (Quote by - Saki)

Discretion is not the better part of biography. (Quote by - Lytton Strachey)

It shew'd discretion, the best part of valor. (Quote by - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher)

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

Great ability without discretion comes almost invariably to a tragic end. (Quote by - Leon Gambetta)

Never say "oops" in the operating room. (Quote by - Dr. Leo Troy)

I have seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion, and I will right myself like a soldier. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

A lover without discretion is no lover at all. (Quote by - Thomas Hardy)

Let's teach ourselves that honorable stop, Not to outsport discretion. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. (Quote by - Bible)

It has come to be practically a sort of rule in literature that a man, having once shown himself capable of original writing, is entitled thenceforth to steal from the writings of others at discretion. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Let your own discretion be your tutor; suit the action to the word, the word to the action. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

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