Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says,'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.'A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.
Best Quotes about Silence
Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. [New Testament]
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
Learn taciturnity and let that be your motto!
When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art. Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.
Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
A man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
I went down with the ship but I kept my mouth shut so I didn't drown like the rest of them.
When little is done, little is said; silence is the mother of truth.
The silent dog is the first to bite.
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
Their silence is sufficient praise.
It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
Silence is more musical than any song.
Words are a heavy thing...they weigh you down. If birds talked, they couldn't fly.
Sy Rosen and Christian Williams
'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Sir Francis Bacon
Not to ask is not be denied.
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.
It takes more time and effort and delicacy to learn the silence of a people than to learn its sounds. Some people have a special gift for this. Perhaps this explains why some missionaries, notwithstanding their efforts, never come to speak properly, to communicate delicately through silences. Although they speak with the accent of natives they remain forever thousands of miles away. The learning of the grammar of silence is an art much more difficult to learn than the grammar of sounds.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. [Proverbs 17:28]
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.
Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
There are grammatical errors even in his silence.
Stanislaw J. Lec
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads on like a gray vegetation.
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
Sometimes silence is not golden -- just yellow.
Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us all without words?
Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear.
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?
Richards, Edward Hersey
It ain't a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you're talking about.
With silence favor me. (Favete Linguis)
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.
Oppression can only survive through silence.
Carmen de Monteflores
I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue.
Xenocrates of Chalcedon
A silent mouth is melodious.
Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.
Thoreau, Henry David
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces fills me with dread.
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