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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 English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry Selected from the Best ...

Lindley Murray - 1843 - 209 pagina’s
...Discretion does not 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...Accordingly, if we look into particular communities and dirisions of men, we may observe, that it is the discreet man, not the witty, nor the learned, nor...
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The literary class book; or, Readings in English literature

Robert Joseph Sullivan - 1850
...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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The Young Officer's Companion; Or, Essays on Military Duties and Qualities

William Lennox Lascelles Fitzgerald De Ros (23d baron) - 1851 - 555 pagina’s
...mastery and advantage of his own talents alone. The discreet man finds out the capacities and qualities of those he converses with, and knows how to apply...the brave, who guides the conversation, and gives manner to the society. A man with great talents, but void of discretion, is like Polyphemus in the...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others] with sketches of the ..., Volumes 5-6

Spectator The - 1853
...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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A practical introduction to English composition, by R. (and T ..., Deel 2

Robert Armstrong (master of Madras coll.) - 1853
...only make a man the master of his own parts, but of other men's. The discreet man finds out the talent of those he converses with, and knows how to apply...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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The Spectator

1853 - 742 pagina’s
..." proper uses. Accordingly, if we) look into F" ticular communities and divisions of men, wę шУ observe that it is the discreet man, not the witty,...conversation, and gives measures to the society. A man with great talents, but roid of discretion, is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong and blind, endued...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with a biogr. and critical preface ...

Spectator The - 1853
...and knows how to apply them to proper Accordingly, if we look into particular communities and ID.- of men, we may observe, that it is the discreet man, not Ity, nor the learned, nor the brave, who guides the converi and gives measures to the society. A man...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1854
...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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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp ..., Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1854
...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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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1854
...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 dispretion, is like Polyphemus in the fable, strong and blind, endued...
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