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Definition of Discretion

Discretion

  1. Disjunction; separation.
  2. The quality of being discreet; wise conduct and management; cautious discernment, especially as to matters of propriety and self-control; prudence; circumspection; wariness.
  3. Discrimination.
  4. Freedom to act according to one's own judgment; unrestrained exercise of choice or will.

Discretion Quotations

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.
Marquis de Sade

Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Jean de La Fontaine

Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
Walter Scott

I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
Thomas Jefferson

I pray for discretion every single night, that I can see through people, see what their greater good is. Sometimes that individual 'wows' you by the eye, but when it come to heart to heart, that person's not there for you. That's not just females. That may be friends, people who come into your life just to use you for who you are.
Cam Newton
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Discretion Translations

discretion in Italian is tatto, discrezione
discretion in Latin is prudentia
discretion in Norwegian is diskresjon
discretion in Swedish is gottfinnande, urskiljning
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