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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Indiscretion
 
  Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
Donne.    
  1
  Indiscretion and wickedness, be it known, are first cousins.
Ninon de Lenclos.    
  2
  The generality of men expend the early part of their lives in contributing to render the latter part miserable.
La Bruyère.    
  3
  We waste our best years in distilling the sweetest flowers of life into potions which, after all, do not immortalize, but only intoxicate.
Longfellow.    
  4
  Three things too much and three too little are pernicious to man: to speak much and know little; to spend much and have little; to presume much and be worth little.
Cervantes.    
  5
  An indiscreet man is more hurtful than an ill-natured one; for as the latter will only attack his enemies, and those he wishes ill to, the other injures indifferently both friends and foes.
Addison.    
  6
  A man should be careful never to tell tales of himself to his own disadvantage; people may be amused, and laugh at the time, but they will be remembered, and brought up against him upon some subsequent occasion.
Johnson.    
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