12 quotes about Discretion
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Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious.
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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.
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Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so.
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For he that fights and runs away, may live to fight another day, but he, who is in battle slain, can never rise and fight again.
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Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion.
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Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
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Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.
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Better a living dog than a dead lion.
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Never wrestle with a strong man nor bring a rich man to court.
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Be advised what thou dost discourse of, and what thou maintainest whether touching religion, state, or vanity; for if thou err in the first, thou shalt be accounted profane; if in the second, dangerous; if in the third, indiscreet and foolish.
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I cannot and do not live in the world of discretion, not as a writer, anyway. I would prefer to, I assure you -- it would make life easier. But discretion is, unfortunately, not for novelists.
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Never say oops in the operating room.
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