80 Discernment Quotes To Inspire You To Judge Well

Looking for positive quotes about discernment? We have rounded up the best collection of discernment quotes, sayings, phrases, captions, tattoo ideas, (with images and pictures) to motivate you live a life of purpose with good intentions.

Discernment is the ability to judge well. People with discernment are able to make keen observations about things. Discerning people always show insight and understanding.

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These inspirational discernment quotes will help you make wise decisions and judge every situation rightly. To know the difference between the right and wrong is what will be responsible for your well-being.

We have divided these encouraging discernment quotes into these sections;

  • Discernment Quotes
  • Quotes On Discernment

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Famous Discernment Quotes

  1. “Discernment is a trust put into practice.” – Peter Santos

  2. “We must learn who is gold and who is simply gold-plated.” – Unknown                                           
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    discernment quotes images

  3. “Discernment – Understanding deeper reasons why things happen.”

  4. “Sound judgement, with discernment is the best of seers.” – Euripides

  5. “Judgment is discernment on a bad hair day.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

  6. “Need to be smart by existing. Need to be wise by living.” – Anonymous

  7. “The more validation I need, the less discernment I have.” – Kurt Hanks

  8. “Let discernment be your trustee, and mistakes your teacher.” – T.F. Hodge                                                                                                                                                             
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    discernment quotes

  9. “Discernment is a way of making life choices without judgement.” – Unknown

  10. “He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.” – Laozi

  11. “Intelligence is not discernment and judgment or critical evaluation.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

  12. “Life offers you a lot of invitations… Be wise enough to choose which are worth attending to.”

  13. “We need discernment in what we see and what we hear and what we believe.” – Charles R. Swindoll

  14. “…leaders with no discernment can do tremendous damage in a short amount of time.” – Mel Lawrence

  15. “Discernment is the ability to see things for what they really are and not for what you want them to be.” – Unknown                                                                                               
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    quotes about discernment


  16. “When fake news is repeated, it becomes difficult for the public to discern what’s real.” – Jimmy Gomez

  17. “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance.” – Proverbs 1:5 (Bible Verse)

  18. “It has always seemed that a fear of judgment is the mark of guilt and the burden of insecurity.” – Criss Jami

  19. “The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.” – Lactantius                                                                                                           
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    wisdom discernment quotes

  20. “No matter your Knowledge, Power, Fame or Wealth, Tomorrow is always a Mystery.” – Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie

  21. “God does not exist to answer our prayers, but by our prayers we come to discern the mind of God.” – Oswald Chambers

  22. “Distrust your judgment the moment you can discern the shadow of a personal motive in it.” – Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

  23. “There seems to be no part of knowledge in fewer hands than that of discerning when to have done.” – Jonathan Swift

  24. “Be strong enough to stand alone, be yourself enough to stand apart, but be wise enough to stand together when the time comes.” – Mark Amend

  25. “You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big, bold, righteous and eternal.” – Barry Munro

  26. “When a person goes into a relationship emotionally needy, they are not going to have discernment in choosing people.” – Jennifer O’Neill                                                   
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    relationship discernment quotes

  27. “Remember, anybody can say anything! Anybody can write anything! Practice discernment or intelligent evaluation.” – Choa Kok Sui

  28. “The most important part of discernment is pinpointing the forces to be reckoned with, both the constructive and destructive.” – Criss Jami

  29. “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

  30. “Let discernment in matters of fashion and entertainment determine who should get the vote, and half the country would be disenfranchised.” – Howard Jacobson

  31. “The more observing ones may have seen, but discerning people are usually discreet and often kind, for we usually bleed a little before we begin to discern.” – Willa Cather

  32. “The essence of discernment is stillness. If you can be still with another, without trying to make them good or bad, or divine or evil, then you can begin to experience him or her very directly.”

  33. “There are things you have to hear but you would never hear it from the person whom you would like to hear it from, but don’t be deaf to hear it from the person who says it with his heart!” – Anonymous

  34. “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?” – Fulke Greville 1st Baron Brooke

  35. “Discernment is the son of good judgment and the father of self-control. When mixed with an already clear conscience, the ability to read the true motives of a critic keeps one’s conscience both clear and at ease.” – Criss Jami

  36. “Yet you must not cling to the words of the old sages either; they, too, may not be right. Even if you believe them, you should be alert so that, in the event that something superior comes along, you may follow that.” – Dogen

  37. “Just because a man visits your Church a few times, quotes a few scriptures and prays with you, this does not. I repeat, does not make him a Christian and it does not make him the man you think God dent to you. Use discernment. The devil comes in many forms.”

  38. “Spiritual discernment involves using God’s Word as the standard for distinguishing and separating ideas and behaviors. It distinguishes and separates truth from falsehood, darkness from light, healthy from unhealthy, sound from unsound, and good from evil, based on the Bible’s plumb line.” – Mary A. Kassian

  39. “Remember a spirit of discernment will lead you a long way! That still small voice on the inside speaks and urges us to move or stay put. Some want to be seen or have every spiritual gift but wisdom says the most powerful gift is discernment! Hearing God from the depths of my soul is most important to me.” – Rubie Dean

  40. “The word of wisdom is missing”,he continued. “We need the gift of discernment again in our pulpits. It is not ability to predict that we need, but the anointed eye, the power of spiritual penetration and interpretation, the ability to appraise the religious scene as viewed from God’s position, and to tell us what is actually going on.” – A.W. Tozer

Quotes On Discernment

  1. “In order to discern truth in our hearts, we must unpack the lies.” – Evinda Lepins                                                                                                                                                                         
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    quotes on discernment

  2. “Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to faultfinding.” – Corrie ten Boom

  3. “Whoever believes in the good in people, draws forth the good in people.” – Jean Paul

  4. “To maintain a constant relationship with God is to be discernable.” – Sunday Adelaja

  5. “It’s not at all hard to understand a person; it’s only hard to listen without bias.” – Criss Jami

  6. “Her great merit is finding out mine; there is nothing so amiable as discernment.” – Lord Byron

  7. “Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don’t read the lines.” – Margaret Millar

  8. “Obscurity is dispelled by augmenting the light of discernment, not by attacking the darkness.” – Socrates

  9. “God never gives us discernment in order that we may criticize, but that we may intercede.” – Oswald Chambers                                                                                                                               
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    spiritual discernment quotes

  10. “Seeing reality for what it is is what we call discernment. The work of discernment is very hard.” – Lewis B. Smedes

  11. “The ability of discerning high quality unavoidably implies the ability of identifying shortcomings.” – Edsger Dijkstra

  12. “Discerning our personal gifts is essential if we are to experience harmony in our lives.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

  13. “Where there is not discernment, the behavior even of the purest soul may in effect amount to coarseness.” – Henry David Thoreau

  14. “Be courageous and face this moment in time consciously and with all the discernment and clarity within your power.” – James O’Dea

  15. “Compassionate action emerges from the sense of openness, connectedness, and discernment you have created.” – Joan Halifax

  16. “A great deal may be done by severity, more by love, but most by clear discernment and impartial justice.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  17. “Your ability to discern key people in your life and organization before you bring them in saves you lots of time, trouble, and regrets.” – Assegid Habtewold

  18. “We should not fret for what is the past, nor should we be anxious about the future; men of discernment deal only with the present moment.” – Chanakya

  19. “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

  20. “Through discernment, we recognize the good and find peace in the decisions we make, progressing ourselves to the future that awaits us.” – Christina Schneider

  21. “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

  22. “Gardening can become a spiritual exercise, teaching us discernment as we eliminate the weeds from our lives, giving what we value room to grow.” – Diane Dreher

  23. “An open mind must be mitigated by discernment. Knowing what to take in and what to discard or file away for future perusal is important to one’s growth.” – Safi Thomas

  24. “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

  25. “The best leaders are readers of people. They have the intuitive ability to understand others by discerning how they feel and recognizing what they sense.” – John C. Maxwell

  26. “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

  27. “Love and compassion don’t at all have to make us weak, or lead us to losing discernment and vision. We just have to learn how to find them. And see, in truth, what they bring us.” – Sharon Salzberg

  28. “As you meditate and become more spiritually attuned, you can better discern and recognize the sound of your higher self or the voice of God speaking to you through words, images, and sensations.” – Jack Canfield

  29. “The discernment of a vocation is above all the fruit of an intimate dialogue between the Lord and his disciples. Young people, if they know how to pray, can be trusted to know what to do with God’s call.” – Pope Benedict XVI

  30. “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

  31. “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

  32. “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

  33. “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.” – Glenda Green

  34. “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. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness.” – Stephen R. Covey

  35. “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.” – Kim Hee-jin

  36. “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

  37. “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

  38. “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

  39. “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

  40. “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

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