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By placing discretion in the hands of an official to grant or deny a license, such a statute creates a threat of censorship that by its very existence chills free speech.
Harry A Blackmun
Most high courts in other nations do not have discretion, such as we enjoy, in selecting the cases that the high court reviews. Our court is virtually alone in the amount of discretion it has.
Sandra Day O'Connor
A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.
Jean De La Fontaine
Discretion is nothing other than the sense of justice with respect to the sphere of the intimate contents of life.
Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is.
Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy.
Depart from discretion when it interferes with duty.
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.
There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them.
Marie De France
Every man has a certain sphere of discretion which he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbours. This right flows from the very nature of man.
Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
Henry Steele Commager
Discretion of speech is more than eloquence, and to speak agreeably to him with whom we deal is more than to speak in good words, or in good order.
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