A person of discernment: Most of life is discernment; it calls for good taste and the best of judgement, for neither learning nor mind is enough. There is nothing perfect where there is not choice. Two qualities are required: the power to choose and the power to choose the better. And yet in this, many with creative minds, sharp understanding, learning, and experience still fail. Forever consorting with the worse, it is as though they are determined to go wrong. So discernment comes to be one of the greatest gifts from on high.
~ Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom