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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Discretion
 
It shew’d discretion, the best part of valor.
        Beaumont and Fletcher—A King and No King. Act IV. Sc. 3.
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  As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
        Proverbs. XI. 22.
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  Let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
        Hamlet. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 18.
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  The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.
        Henry IV. Pt. I. Act V. Sc. 4. L. 121.
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Covering discretion with a coat of folly.
        Henry V. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 38.
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  I have seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion.
        Love’s Labour’s Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 733.
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  For ’tis not good that children should know any wickedness: old folks, you know, have discretion, as they say, and know the world.
        Merry Wives of Windsor. Act II. Sc. 2. L. 131.
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Let’s teach ourselves that honourable stop,
Not to outsport discretion.
        Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 2.
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