61 Quotes About Discretion

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Your words can permanently influence a life.
- Jerry Falwell
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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. God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.
- Francis Bacon
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With foxes we must play the fox.
- Thomas Fuller
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If thou would'st be borne with, then bear with others.
- Thomas Fuller
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If thou art a master, be sometimes blind, if a servant, sometimes deaf.
- Thomas Fuller
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An institution has to decide, and it's not just an option, it's a responsibility, how much diversity can be tolerated.
- Albert Mohler
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Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full fair wind blowing it with speed to the haven.
- Thomas Fuller
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Soft words are hard arguments.
- Thomas Fuller
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Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
- Thomas Fuller
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Prescribe no positive laws to thy will; for thou mayest be forced tomorrow to drink the same water thou despisest today.
- Thomas Fuller
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If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
- Thomas Fuller
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He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.
- Thomas Fuller
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Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passions.
- Thomas Aquinas
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Contentment consists not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire.
- Thomas Fuller
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Hear the other side.
- Augustine
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Bad excuses are worse than none.
- Thomas Fuller
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A small demerit extinguishes a long service.
- Thomas Fuller
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When men comfort themselves with philosophy, 'tis not because they have got two or three sentences, but because they have digested those sentences, and made them their own: philosophy is nothing but discretion.
- John Selden
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Generosity, wrong placed, becometh a vice; a princely mind will undo a private family.
- Thomas Fuller
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Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
- Thomas Fuller
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We must have a spirit of power towards the enemy, a spirit of love towards men, and a spirit of self-control towards ourselves.
- Watchman Nee
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Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed.
- George Macdonald
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Reading is good, hearing is good, conversation and meditation are good; but then, they are only good at times and occasions, in a certain degree, and must be used and governed with such caution as we eat and drink and refresh ourselves, or they will bring forth in us the fruits of intemperance.
- William Law
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Tis skill, not strength, that governs a ship.
- Thomas Fuller
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We must be careful with our lives, for Christ's sake, because it would seem that they are the only lives we are going to have in this puzzling and perilous world, and so they are very precious and what we do with them matters enormously.
- Frederick Buechner
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Learn to hold thy tongue; five words cost Zacharias forty weeks of silence.
- Thomas Fuller
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It is good to make a jest, but not to make a trade of jesting.
- Thomas Fuller
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Thou mayst as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which make books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.
- Thomas Fuller
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Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.
- Thomas Fuller
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While we are zealous for good works, let us be careful not to put them in the place of Christ's righteousness, and not to advance anything which may betray others into so dreadful a delusion.
- Matthew Henry
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Pray a little more, work a little harder, save, wait, be patient and, most of all, live within our means. That's the American way. It's not spending ourselves into prosperity or taxing ourselves into prosperity.
- Mike Huckabee
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One may miss the mark by aiming too high, as too low.
- Thomas Fuller
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Care and diligence bring luck.
- Thomas Fuller
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Better fare hard with good men than feast with bad.
- Thomas Fuller
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You can't be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he'll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by.
- Frederick Buechner
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In conversation use some, but not too much ceremony; it teaches others to be courteous, too. Demeanors are commonly paid back in their own coin.
- Thomas Fuller
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Make no vows to perform this or that; it shows no great strength, and makes thee ride behind thyself.
- Thomas Fuller
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Do not in an instant what an age cannot recompense.
- Thomas Fuller
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He that resolves to deal with none but honest men, must leave off dealing.
- Thomas Fuller
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Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
- Isaac Newton
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Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men.
- Thomas Fuller
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Rashness is the faithful but unhappy parent of misfortune.
- Thomas Fuller
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Make not thy friends too cheap to thee, nor thyself to thy friend.
- Thomas Fuller
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Better give a shilling than lend and lose half a crown.
- Thomas Fuller
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It is thy duty oftentimes to do what thou wouldst not; thy duty, too, to leave undone that thou wouldst do.
- Thomas a Kempis
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When a Christian does not repel the thoughts which originate with evil spirits he affords them a base for working.
- Watchman Nee
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When thou makest presents, let them be of such things as will last long; to the end they may be in some sort immortal, and may frequently refresh the memory of the receiver.
- Thomas Fuller
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Your words can make others love, or they can make them hate.
- Jerry Falwell
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Take heed of jesting; many have been ruined by it. It is hard to jest, and not sometimes jeer too, which often sinks deeper than we intended or expected.
- Thomas Fuller
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Venture not to the utmost bounds of even lawful pleasures; the limits of good and evil join.
- Thomas Fuller
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