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" The discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses with, and knows how to apply them to proper uses. Accordingly, if we look into particular communities and divisions of men, we may observe that it is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the... "
Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ... - Pagina 254
1823
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The Spectator, Volume 3

1726 - 312 pagina’s
...if we look into particular CommuniHes and Divifions of Men, we may obferve that it is the Difcreet Man, not the Witty, nor the Learned, nor the Brave, who guides th* C*uConvcrfation, and givss Meafures to the Society! A Man with great Talents, but void of Difcretioo,...
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The Spectator, Volume 3

1739
...we look into parricular Communities and Divifions of • Men, we may obferve that it is the Difcreet Man, not the Witty, nor the Learned, nor the Brave, who guides the Conversation, and gives Meafures to the Society. A Man with great Talents, but void of Difcretion, is like Polyfbemus in the...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical Fragments ...

Mr. Addison - 1797 - 271 pagina’s
...if we look into particular communities and divifions of men, we may obferve that it is the difcreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the converfation, and gives meafures to the fociety. A man with great talents, but void of difcretion,...
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Interesting Anecdotes, Memoirs, Allegories, Essays, and Poetical ..., Volume 7

Joseph Addison - 1797
...if we look into particular communities and divifions of men, we may obferve that it is the difcreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the converfation, and gives meafures to the fociety. A man with great talents, but void of difcretion,...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 6,Deel 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - 1797
...if we look into particular communities and divifions of men, we may obferve that it is the difcreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the converfation, and gives meafures to the fociety. A man with great talents, but void of difcretion,...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1799 - 356 pagina’s
...if we look into particular communities and divifions of men, we may obferve, that it is the difcreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the converfation, and gives meafures to the fociety. A man with great talents, but void of difcretion,...
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The Universalist's Miscellany, Or, Philanthropist's Museum, Volume 4

1800
...discretion not only makes a man master of his own parts, but of other men's , for the discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses with, and knows how to apply them to proper use». Let us, however, distinguish between discretion and cunning, for they are not the same. The...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking ...: To which are ...

Noah Webster - 1802 - 262 pagina’s
...and active to his own prejudice. - pf men/ w"e ma) observe, that it i's the discreet man, not tn,e witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides...conversation, and gives measures to the society. A man with great talents, but void of discretion, is like Folyhernusirt the fable, strong and blind, and...
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An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking: Calculated to ...

Noah Webster - 1802 - 240 pagina’s
...we look into particular communities and divifions of raen, we may -obferve, that it is the difcreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the converfation, and gives meafuresto fociety. A man with great talents, but void of difcretion, ie like...
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Select British Classics, Volume 13

1803
...discretion only make a man the master of his own parts, but of other men's. The discreet man finds out the talents of those he converses with, and knows...conversation, and gives measures to the society. A man with great talents, but void of discretion, is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong and blind, endued...
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