Quotes by discretion

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  • Bill Dedman
    Bill Dedman
    American journalist 1960-
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    A 'Globe' examination found that Boston police officers exercise broad discretion when deciding whether to issue a ticket.
  • Tennessee Williams
    Tennessee Williams
    American playwright 1911-1983
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    Bohemia has no banner. It survives by discretion.
  • Hannah More
    Hannah More
    British Writer, Reformer, Philanthropist 1745-1833
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    Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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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.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
  • Philip Roth
    Philip Roth
    American Novelist 1933-
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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.
  • 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.
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo
    Benjamin N. Cardozo
    American lawyer and jurist 1870-1938
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    Lawsuits are rare and catastrophic experiences for the vast majority of men, and even when the catastrophe ensues, the controversy relates most often not to the law, but to the facts. In countless litigations, the law Is so clear that judges have no discretion.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    Mutual respect implies discretion and reserve even in love itself; it means preserving as much liberty as possible to those whose life we share. We must distrust our instinct of intervention, for the desire to make one's own will prevail is often disguised under the mask of solicitude.
  • Junius
    Junius
    pseudonym of a writer of letters to the Public Advertiser
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    Notable talents are not necessarily connected with discretion.
  • Jean de la Fontaine
    Jean de la Fontaine
    French writer 1621-1695
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    Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
  • John Selden
    John Selden
    British Jurist, Statesman 1584-1654
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    Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    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.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    The better part of valour is discretion.
    Source: Henry IV 1, V, 4
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