Discretion is the better part of valour
This page is about the saying "Discretion is the better part of valour"
It may sometimes be better to avoid a dangerous situation than to confront it.
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
If John says he felt that "discretion was the better part of valour", we understand that
Contributor: Josef Essberger