Discretion Quotes

Perish discretion when it interferes with duty.

He that hears much, and speaks not all, shall be welcome both in bower and hall.

He knows not when to be silent who knows not when to speak.

Before you beat a dog, find out who its master is.

Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.

Better lose the anchor than the whole ship.

Discretion is the better part of valor. (Henry IV)

He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns.

Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are.

Discretion in speech is more important than eloquence.