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He who, silent, loves to be with us, and who loves us in our silence, has touched one of the keys that ravish hearts.

How could the drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.

I believe in the discipline of silence and could talk for hours about it.

I do know of those that therefore only are reputed wise, for saying nothing.

I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.

I like better for one to say some foolish thing upon important matters than to be silent. That becomes the subject of discussion and dispute, and the truth is discovered.

I regret often that I have spoken, never that I have been silent.

I spake no word; inferior joys live but by utterance; rapture is born dumb.

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.

I'm exhausted from not talking.

If any man think it a small matter to bridle his tongue, he is much mistaken; for it is a point to be silent when occasion requires, and better than to speak, though never so well.

If the prudence of reserve and decorum dictates silence in some circumstances, in others prudence of a higher order may justify us in speaking our thoughts.

If thou desire to be held wise, be so wise as to hold thy tongue.

If you would pass for more than your value, say little. - It is easier to look wise than to talk wisely.

It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor judgment to hold their tongues.

It is better either 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.

It is easier to talk than to hold one's tongue.

It is only reason that teaches silence; the heart teaches us to speak.

Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.

Learn to hold thy tongue; five words cost Zacharias forty weeks of silence.


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