Nothing looks so like innocence as an indiscretion.
— Oscar Wilde

A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all. Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.
Thomas Hardy indiscretions quote

A Foreign Secretaryand this applies also to a prospective Foreign Secretaryis always faced with this cruel dilemma. Nothing he can say can do very much good, and almost anything he may say may do a great deal of harm. Anything he says that is not obvious is dangerous; whatever is not trite is risky. He is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion.
— Harold MacMillan

I had been playing with matches and burned a small rug. I was in the process of covering up my crime when suddenly God saw me. I felt His gaze inside my head and on my hands....I flew into a rage against so crude an indiscretion, I blasphemed....He never looked at me again....I had the more difficulty getting rid of Him the Holy Ghost in that He had installed Himself at the back of my head....I collared the Holy Ghost in the cellar and threw Him out.
— Jean-Paul Sartre

He is forever poised between a cliche and an indiscretion.
— indiscretions quotation by Harold MacMillan