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69 Silence Quotes

He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful.

Sydney Smith Quotes

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

Kin Hubbard Quotes

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If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it.

Calvin Coolidge Quotes

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Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa Quotes

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See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...we need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Quotes

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The silente man still suffers wrong.

Unattributed Author Quotes , Source: The Rock of Regard, J.P. Collier's "Reprint", 1576

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The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care.

William Alexander, Earl of Stirling Quotes , Source: Aurora (song)

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Silence is the genius of fools and one of the virtues of the wise. [Fr., Le silence est l'esprit des sots, et l'une des vertus du sage.]

Pope Boniface VIII Quotes , Source: Decretals (bk. V, 12, 43), taken from the Canon Law

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All Heaven and Earth are still, though not in sleep, But breathless, as we grow when feeling most.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 89)

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There was silence deep as death; And the boldest held his breath, For a time.

Thomas Campbell Quotes , Source: Battle of the Baltic

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Silence is more eloquent than words.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Heroes and Hero Worship (lecture II)

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There are haunters of the silence, ghosts that hold the heart and brain.

Madison Julius Cawein Quotes , Source: Haunters of the Silence

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When they hold their tongues they cry out. [Lat., Cum tacent clamant.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: In Catilinam (1, 8)

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And they three passed over the white sands, between the rocks, silent as the shadows.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Quotes , Source: The Wanderings of Cain

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He sees only night, and hears only silence. [Fr., Il ne voit que la nuit, n'entend que le silence.]

Jacques Delille (Jaques Delisle) Quotes , Source: Imagination (IV)

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Silence is the mother of Truth.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes , Source: Tancred (bk. IV, ch. IV)

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A horrid stillness first invades the ear, And in that silence we the tempest fear.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Astroea Redux (l. 7)

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If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Astroea Redux (l. 7)

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Stillborn silence! thou that art Flood-gate of the deeper heart!

Richard Flecknoe Quotes , Source: Silence

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Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Richard Flecknoe Quotes , Source: Silence

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If a word is worth a coin, silence is worth two.

Hebrew Proverb Quotes

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A quiet mind cureth all.

Robert Burton Quotes

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I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue: he approaches nearest to the Gods, who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.

Cato Quotes

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The mind contracts herself and shrinketh in, And to herself she gladly doth retire.

Sir J Davies Quotes

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