Honesty doesn’t mean you reveal everything you discern and feel. That is why we have the word discretion…
She performed her promise of being discreet, to admiration.-She attended to all that Mrs. Jennings had to say upon the subject, with an unchanging complexion, dissented from her in nothing, and was heard three times to say, “Yes, ma’am.”-She listened to her praise of Lucy with only moving from one chair to another, and when Mrs. Jennings talked of Edward’s affection, it cost her only a spasm in her throat.-Such advances towards heroism in her sister, made Elinor feel equal to any thing herself.
Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you’re offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone’s feelings
Don’t destroy yourself by allowing negative people add gibberish and debris to your character, reputation, and aspirations. Keep all dreams alive but discreet, so that those with unhealthy tongues won’t have any other option than to infest themselves with their own diseases.