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“Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one preserves, the other sweetens it. --”
John Christian Bovee
“A man with great talents, but void of discretion, is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong and blind, endued with an irresistible force, which for want of sight is of no use to him”
“It is good discretion not to make too much of any man at the first; because one cannot hold out that proportion”
Francis Bacon Sr.
“The better part of valour is discretion.”
“The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.”
“My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: / So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.”
“My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: / That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.”
“Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.”
“It's the judge's discretion what to do. It's impossible to predict what will happen. Is extending the bargaining possible? Yes.”
“We can't show gross abuse of discretion if we can't even get our foot in the courthouse.”
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