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Sometimes a whisper speaks volumes. - Scott Sheddan

Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. - Publilius Syrus

Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear. - Source Unknown

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint. - Source Unknown

Those that are silent profess consent. - Source Unknown

He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing. - Oscar Wilde

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. - Ludwig Wittgenstein

I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue. - Xenocrates of Chalcedon

Silence is the sanctuary of the prudent, it conceals not only secrets but also imperfections. - Zacharia

Silence is the virtue of fools. - Francis Bacon

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. - Josh Billings

There are times when silence has the loudest voice. - Leroy Brownlow

When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze. - Thomas Carlyle

Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, "Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being. - Deepak Chopra

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. - Charles Caleb Colton

These be three silent things: The Falling snow... the hour before the dawn... the mouth of one just dead. - Adelaide Crapsey

An now the silences come in a single lifetime, in a single year... when species die, leaving a silent space in the world song that can never be filled. - Charles Delint

Not to ask is not be denied. - John Dryden

Speech is often barren; but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled egg; and when it takes to cackling will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion. - George Eliot

Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of the gods. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is better to be silent, and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. - Silvan Engel

I am better able to retract what I did not say than what I did. - Ibn Gabirol

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. - Kahlil Gibran

The silent influence of books, is a mighty power in the world; and there is a joy in reading them known only to those who read them with desire and enthusiasm. Silent, passive, and noiseless though they be, they yet set in action countless multitudes, and change the order of nations. - Henry Giles

Silence is argument carried on by other means. - Che Guevara

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression. - Mark Helprin

And Silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

It ain't a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you're talking about. - Kin Hubbard

What she doesn't say is just as important as what she does say -- but there's so much more of it. I think from now on I'm going to stick to what she actually does say because I don't have that kind of time. - Jonathan Katz

The unspoken word never does harm. - Lajos Kossuth

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. - Abraham Lincoln

Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art. Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart. - Phyllis McGinley

The greatest admiration gives rise not to words, but to silence. - Musonnius

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. - William Penn

Silence implies consent. - Proverb

A silent mouth is melodious. - Irish Proverb

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few. - Pythagoras

A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird? - Edward Hersey Richards

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. - Jean Jacques Rousseau


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