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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
It shew’d discretion, the best part of valor.
        Beaumont and Fletcher—A King and No King. Act IV. Sc. 3.
  As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
        Proverbs. XI. 22.
  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.
  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.
Covering discretion with a coat of folly.
        Henry V. Act II. Sc. 4. L. 38.
  I have seen the day of wrong through the little hole of discretion.
        Love’s Labour’s Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 733.
  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.
Let’s teach ourselves that honourable stop,
Not to outsport discretion.
        Othello. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 2.

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