As a human, we have to live in this world fighting with different adversities. Life is not a bed of roses. Nobody will make our life smoother. To fight against all the adversities of life, we need to be more diplomatic and discernible. Without these qualities, we will not be able to beat these problems and go ahead.
Human qualities like discernment will help a lot to solve big problems in our life and overcome any obstacle. So, being discernment is very important. This is acknowledged by all classes of people. Some scholars also talk about this. Their famous lines about discernment are called discernment quotes. Here are some discernment quotes for you.
Top 50 Discernment Quotes :
We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.— Charles R. Swindoll
Discernment is not a matter of telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right.—Charles Spurgeon
God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.—Oswald Chambers
Obscurity is dispelled by augmenting the light of discernment, not by attacking the darkness.—Socrates
True discernment means not only distinguishing the right from the wrong; it means distinguishing the primary from the secondary, the essential from the indifferent, and the permanent from the transient. And, yes, it means distinguishing between the good and the better, and even between the better and the best.—Sinclair B. Ferguson
The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him, the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free.—Aldous Huxley
Importance of Discernment in Life
There are a lot of importance of discernment in our life. We will not be able to make the perfect choices in our life without it. Moreover, the discernment is ready to make our judging power sharper. When you are the judge of any competition or any court then this will help you a lot.
The main problem of 21st-century people is confusion. The discernment can remove this problem by helping to differentiate between the good and bad things. Thus, discernment is very important for our life. The discernment quotes also support this.
Everyone is prejudiced in favor of his own powers of discernment.—Pliny the Younger
Education, properly understood, is that which teaches discernment.—Philibert Joseph Roux
We should not fret for what is past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.—Chanakya
The more validation I need, the less discernment I have.—Kurt Hanks
Some people think they have discernment when actually they are just suspicious. Suspicion comes out of the unrenewed mind; discernment comes out of the renewed spirit.—Joyce Meyer
He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.—Laozi
How to Pray for Discernment
Some of the discernment quotes say that this quality is a direct gift from God. You God mercy on you gives you this quality then you are lucky. But if you think that you are not gifted with this quality then you can pray to God for this quality. How to pray for discernment is up to you but you can ask it in prayer to gain it.
This is a time when all of God’s people need to keep their eyes and their Bibles wide open. We must ask God for discernment as never before.—David Jeremiah
Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don’t read the lines.—Margaret Millar
Be courageous and face this moment in time consciously and with all the discernment and clarity within your power.—James O’Dea
Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to faultfinding.—Corrie Ten Boom
The first rule of holes: When you’re in one stop digging.—Molly Ivins
When you learn what you can live without, you are able to ask life for the very best because you possess the gift of discernment. You are able to create an authentic life because you are able to make conscious choices.—Sarah Ban Breathnach
Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.—Erwin Rommel
Spirit discernment is rare because it is expensive. It means a sensitive conscience, an instructed understanding through study of the Book of God. It means a passion for purity, for truth, for the right, for Christ Himself, and for living uncompromisingly true in the daily habit. All this lies back of a seeing spirit eye. And these things cost. Discernment is expensive.—S. D Gordon
It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, conscience, honesty – and said ‘do the best you can with these, they will have to do’. And mostly, against all odds, they do.—Anne Lamott
Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves. Each wave washes a part of us away and deposits treasures we never imagined. Out goes naivete, in comes wisdom; out goes anger, in comes discernment; out goes despair, in comes kindness. No one would call it easy, but the rhythm of emotional pain that we learn to tolerate is natural, constructive and expansive… The pain leaves you healthier than it found you.—Martha Beck
Love always seeks for betterment, for ways of making life more workable, joyful, whole, and beautiful. Love examines every option available to bring about an improvement in life. This kind of discernment is an act of decency, not an act of judgment. Rigid philosophies of judgment will seek to establish structure as a substitute for decency, control as a substitute for trust, and the mind as a substitute for higher awareness.—Glenda Green
The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit, and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.—Samuel Johnson
My choices, including those related to the day-to-day aspects of life, like the use of a modest car, are related to a spiritual discernment that responds to a need that arises from looking at things, at people and from reading the signs of the times. Discernment in the Lord guides me in my way of governing.—Pope Francis
Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other.—Stephen Covey
A process for discernment: God is my ultimate source of truth and wisdom, and dwells forever at the center of my being. Therefore, any thought, emotion, or action that takes me further from my center can be neither truthful, nor wise.—Bill Crawford
The simple power of prayer can save us all kinds of time and trouble if we will ask God to give us wisdom and discernment in our relationships.—Joyce Meyer
When a person goes into a relationship emotionally needy, they are not going to have discernment in choosing people.—Jennifer O’Neill
I have naturally formed the habit of restraining my thoughts. A thoughtless word hardly ever escaped my tongue or pen. Experience has taught me that silence is part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth. We find so many people impatient to talk. All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world. It is so much waste of time. My shyness has been in reality my shield and buckler. It has allowed me to grow. It has helped me in my discernment of truth.—Mahatma Gandhi
The practice of discernment is part of higher consciousness. Discernment is not just a step up from judgment. In life’s curriculum, it is the opposite of judgment. Through judgment a man reveals what he needs to confront and learn. Through discernment, one reveals what he has mastered.—Glenda Green
Sound judgement, with discernment is the best of seers—Euripides
If you yourself do not cut the lines that tie you to the dock, God will have to use a storm to sever them and to send you out to sea. You have to get out past the harbor into the great depths of God, and begin to know things for yourself….beg in to have spiritual discernment. Beware of paying attention or going back to what you once were, when God wants you to be something that you have never been.—Oswald Chambers
Elitism is the slur directed at merit by mediocrity.—Sydney J. Harris
The key to maturity is time and community. Discernment and godly wisdom develop in a community that spans generations. The church is called to be this place where the [God’s] Spirit uses normal patterns and rhythms of the Christian life in a community, so that we may bear fruit like a well-watered tree. Despite common appearances, the church is the place where God’s new creation is coming into existence and being sustained by the Spirit like a great vineyard.—Michael Horton
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.—Abraham Lincoln
True knowledge is a virtue of the talented, but harmful to those without discernment. Spring water free of impurity, entering the ocean, becomes undrinkable.—Akkineni Nagarjuna
There seems to be no part of knowledge in fewer hands than that of discerning when to have done.—Jonathan Swift
God gives His deepest discernment and sharpest marksmanship to men who aim to expose His truth before an enemy’s lies.—Criss Jami
Discernment is a power of the understanding in which few excel. Is not that owing to its connection with impartiality and truth? for are not prejudice and partiality blind?—Sir Fulke Greville
Enlightenment is construed as seeing things as they really are rather than as they appear; it is a direct insight into, and discernment of, the nature of reality that is apprehended only by wisdom, which transcends and is prior to the activity of discriminative thought. In this view, delusion is defined as all that is opposed to enlightenment.—Kim Hee-jin
Leaders are people who can discern the inevitable and act accordingly. When people talk about business acumen, discernment is a big part of it. It’s a bit like gut instinct, but a little more developed.—Donald Trump
What is the Power of Discernment
The quality of human behavior and psychological discernment is very powerful. It can make a man more capable of judging good and bad. This helps a man to reach a level where he will be a great person. Here I am going to show you some power of discernment in one person’s life.
Can Make a Great Man
The quality of judging well will change the person’s old status. If an ordinary person is gifted with this quality from God, then he will be able to convert his personality into a great personality. We need to try to gain this quality to be a great person. All the great people in history possessed the quality of discernment.
Can Help the Man to Take Right Way
We have a lot of options in this world to live. Like Robert Frost’s famous poem ‘The Road Not Taken” we will need several different ways in our life. We can take any one of these ways. But all are not good for us. Some are good and some are ready to lead us on our end. If we have discernment in our personality then we will be able to choose the best way for us and our community.
There are some other very powerful features of discernment. They are also ready to impress you. But this is the end of this article.
All people deserve respect, but not all ideas do.—Johann Hari
Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.—Arthur Miller
There are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs –apart from discernment –a certain greatness to find him.—Margot Asquith
Her great merit is finding out mine; there is nothing so amiable as discernment.—Lord Byron
Conscience is all about using discernment, discrimination and assessment, rather than looking to the rather crude form of advice from the judge that’s mostly attacking our sense of worth or value, instead of giving us helpful information.—Mark Coleman
The kind of “blind obedience” once theologized as the ultimate step to holiness, is itself blind. It blinds a person to the insights and foresight and moral perspective of anyone other than an authority figure.—Joan D. Chittister
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.—Mark Twain
Her great merit is finding out mine – there is nothing so amiable as discernment. —Lord ByronTo be 'in the will of God' is not a matter of intellectual discernment, but a state of heart.—Oswald Chambers Click To Tweet
Finally, I want to say to you that never try to pretend to be a very experienced or powerful person. This is a kind of fraud. You can use your discernment to justify your behavior in different situations.
If you can behave or react properly based on the situation then you are successful. You can learn discernment from the discernment quotes. They will be very helpful.