Discretion is a noun in the English language with several meanings revolving around the judgment of the person exercising the characteristic.
Famous quotes containing the word discretion:
“But the house of the prudent countryman will be, of course, a place of honest manners; and Demeter Thesmophoros is the guardian of married life, the deity of the discretion of wives. She is therefore the founder of civilised order.”
—Walter Pater (18391894)
“We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.”
—Evelyn Waugh (19031966)