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Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.

Men fear silence as they fear solitude, because both give them a glimpse of the terror of life's nothingness.

Most men speak when they do not know how to be silent. He is wise who knows when to hold his peace. Tie your tongue, lest it be wanton and luxuriate; keep it within the banks; a rapidly flowing river soon collects mud.

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; if he were sensible of this he would not be ignorant.

Of all virtues, Zeno made choice of silence; for by it, said he, I hear other men's imperfections, and conceal my own.

One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears.

Silence and reserve suggest latent power. What some men think has more effect than what others say.

Silence in times of suffering is the best.

Silence in woman is like speech in men; deny it who can.

Silence is a figure of speech, unanswerable, short, cold, but terribly severe.

Silence is a source of great strength.

Silence is a virtue in those who are deficient in understanding.

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture.

Silence is deep as Eternity; speech, shallow as Time.

Silence is more eloquent than words.

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.

Silence is the ecstatic bliss of souls, that by intelligence converse.

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the delights of life, which they are thenceforth to rule.


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