Quotes of Discernment

“ Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone. ”

- Martina Navratilova

“ A man of great common sense and good taste — meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence. ”

- Matthew

“ He that has more knowledge than judgement, is made for another man's use more than his own. ”

- William Penn

“ Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated. ”

- George Santayana

“ Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves. ”

- Lewis Carroll

“ Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. ”

- Sir Francis Bacon

“ Between good sense and good taste there lies the difference between a cause and its effect. ”

- Jean de la Bruyere

“ My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ Never say "oops" in the operating room. ”

- Dr. Leo Troy

“ The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Look to it and consider, and deem notThat ever stubbornness excels discretion. ”

- Aeschylus

“ Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity. ”

- Samuel Beckett

“ Our senses don't deceive us: our judgment does. ”

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“ In the common people there is no wisdom, no penetration, no power of judgment. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ The wise form right judgment of the present from what is past. ”

- Sophocles

“ What is a demanding pleasure that demands the use of ones mind! Not in the sense of problem solving, but in the sense of exercising discrimination, judgment, awareness. ”

- Ayn Rand

“ Good judgment comes from experience, and experience — well, that comes from poor judgment. ”

- Cousin Woodman

“ Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good That lies within their hands, till they have lost it. ”

- Sophocles

“ We're often so blind. Our demand for the credentialed so colors our perception of believeability, that we wouldn't recognize God if he appeared within us. - Unknown. ”

- Unknown

“ That which happens in life is not as important as how you accept it. Walter Brueggeman - Unknown. ”

- Unknown

“ Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses… The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon. ”

- Archibald Cox

“ As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. ”

- Bible

“ Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action… ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The better part of valour is discretion. - King Henry IV. Part I. Act v. Sc. 4. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion. ”

- Barbara Tuchman

“ A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion. ”

- Bible

“ I have seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion, and I will right myself like a soldier. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ He's a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Judgments, value judgments concerning life, for or against, can in the last resort never be true: they possess value only as symptoms, they come into consideration only as symptoms — in themselves such judgments are stupidities. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche
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