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Positive Quotes about Discretion

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Discretion is the better part of valor.
(originally "The better part of valor is discretion")
- William Shakespeare

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea,
headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as
for rendezvous with discretion.
- Barbara Tuchman

There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty,
and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear,
that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
- Marie de France

Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion.
- Junius

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Censorship always defeats it own purpose,
for it creates in the end the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

The rest is a mere matter of detail,
to be settled with judgment,
discretion, and caution.
- John Griffin Carlisle

Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice
with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
- Georg Simmel

 

Living in the present moment requires discretion toward memory.
Without memory we'd have amnesia. What good would there be in that?
Offer discretion and discernment for our past
with a broad spectrum of forgiveness.
As for our present moment, delight.
And dedication to remain fully present to all the possibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Discretion is the perfection of reason,
and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
- Walter Scott

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
- John Selden

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

Judgment is not upon all occasions required,
but discretion always is.
- Philip Stanhope

The first duty of a state is to see that every child
born therein shall be well housed,
clothed, fed and educated till it attains years of discretion.
- John Ruskin

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose,
for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that
is incapable of exercising real discretion.
- Henry Steele Commager

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

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers
of the society but the people themselves;
and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise
their control with a wholesome discretion,
the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
- Thomas Jefferson

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.
- Hannah More

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion;
even a prudent enemy is preferable.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.
- Christine Keeler

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

Every man has his dignity.
I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion
and not when someone else tells me to.
- Denis Diderot

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.
- William Godwin

Discretion is not the better part of biography.
- Lytton Strachey

Even private persons in due season, with discretion and temper,
may reprove others, whom they observe to commit sin,
or follow bad courses, out of charitable design,
and with hope to reclaim them.
- Isaac Barrow

Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion,
such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews.
Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

It is the custom of the Roman Church which I unworthily
serve with the help of God,
to tolerate some things, to turn a blind eye to some,
following the spirit of discretion rather than the rigid letter of the law.
- Pope Gregory VII

So long as the laws remain such as they are today,
employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so;
but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves
for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
- Marquis de Sade

Males do not represent two discrete populations,
heterosexual and homosexual.
The world is not to be divided into sheeps and goats.
Not all things are black nor all things white.
- Alfred Kinsey

Innocence could be considered a discrete state of mind.
- John Shirley

A discrete series is a series of terms each of which is empirically derived,
each one of which is empirically true.
And this is the reason for the fragmentary character of those poems.
- George Oppen

The basic structure of proteins is quite simple:
they are formed by hooking together in a chain discrete
subunits called amino acids.
- Michael Behe

You're not a historian, but most historians will tell
you that they make very discrete judgment as to what
facts to omit in order to make their book into some shape,
some length that can be managed.
- Oliver Stone

At the head of these new discoveries and insights comes
the establishment of the facts that electricity is
composed of discrete particles of equal size,
or quanta, and that light is an electromagnetic wave motion.
- Johannes Stark

There's a call to adventure.
It's something in the inner psyche of humanity,
particularly males.
- Gary Gygax

Women tend to give political candidates only about
10 percent of what males give,
and males give women candidates only 10 percent of what they give to males.
- Maureen Reagan

The whole tone now of TV is under 35 and directed toward males.
- Sharon Gless

There are not many males, black or white,
who wish to get involved with a woman who's committed to her own development.
- Eleanor Holmes Norton

Scientists now believe that the primary biological
function of breasts is to make males stupid.
- Dave Barry

The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.
- Simone de Beauvoir

High status males had multiple wives or additional
mating opportunities in the ancestral environment.
- Keith Henson

A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment
to becoming the rich instead of the poor,
the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered.
- Andrea Dworkin

I spent my whole life trying to play the games males play.
- Elisabeth Shue

White males are the most responsible for the destruction
of human life and environment on the planet today.
- Robin Morgan

Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics.
- Ron Chernow

Males transmit signals in courtship through behavioral displays.
- Peter R. Grant

This idea that males are physically aggressive and
females are not has distinct drawbacks for both sexes.
- Katherine Dunn

I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are
fantastic people and I love hanging out with them.
But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life,
does that mean that I'm gay? I promise you that I very much love women.
- Ryan Seacrest

I'm sure that you could go back and make a graph showing
that all the killings of black males increased in times of economic difficulty.
As a matter of fact, a black man was lynched last year.
- Ishmael Reed

Fifteen years ago, while I was temporarily chairing
meetings of pro-life leaders,
I pleaded with the angry males to say no to interviews,
and instead let beautiful pro-life women become the face for the movement.
- Marvin Olasky

The first census in 1790 asked just six questions:
the name of the head of the household,
the number of free white males older than 16,
the number of free white males younger than 16,
the number of free white females, the number of other free persons,
and the number of slaves.
- Tom G. Palmer

We did an episode on Good Times which came out of a
newspaper article about the incidence of hypertension
in black males being higher than whites,
and increasing.
So we did a show in which James, the father on Good Times,
had hypertension.
- Norman Lear

One can make a case that says that since 85% of children
being brought up in single family homes are being brought
up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers
should be males to balance out the feminization that
the boys and girls receive.
- Warren Farrell

We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth:
that the energy,
competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal,
decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world.
- Christina Hoff Sommers

The common erotic project of destroying women makes
it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood;
this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork
for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.
- Andrea Dworkin

Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with
males is that you really had to construct a more powerful
social role to keep men in their place than you did
to keep women in their place.
- Warren Farrell

About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting
equitably and were treating one another as equals,
and then males took over the power, because they have
physical power and physical strength.
- Jane Elliot

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

The beginning of wisdom is to
call things by their right names.
- Chinese proverb

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower.
Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Until you make the unconscious conscious,
it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
- Carl Jung

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

My bold life awaits me. I answer the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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