Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in wordy evidence of the fact.
The age of discretion is the age of impotence.
In a discreet man’s mouth, a publick thing is private.
Those who live in stone houses should not throw glass.
If thou art a master, be sometimes blind; if a servant, sometimes deaf.
Once man demanded virtue in woman; now all he expects is that she be discreet.
A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.
People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Neither should they nail up pictures.
Go cautiously where you suspect depth. Sagacity goes cautiously forward while discretion covers the ground. Nowadays there are unsuspected depths in human intercourse, you must therefore plumb the waters as you go.
Much that well may be thought cannot wisely be said.