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Discretion is the better part of valour

Possible interpretation: It may sometimes be better to avoid a dangerous situation than to confront it.

Note: discretion (noun) = 1 the quality of behaving in such a way as to avoid causing offence; 2 the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation | valour (noun) = great courage in the face of danger

Quick Quiz:

If John says he felt that "discretion was the better part of valour", we understand that
  1. he made a loud complaint
  2. he said or did nothing
  3. he never likes to make a fuss

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