Silence

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Leonardo da Vinci

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We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

Elie Wiesel

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Have you not noticed that love is silence? It may be while holding the hand of another, or looking lovingly at a child, or taking in the beauty of an evening. Love has no past or future, and so it is with this extraordinary state of silence.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

Charles de Gaulle

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When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Ansel Adams

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Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.

Pindar

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Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.

Jean Racine

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For too long, our society has shrugged off bullying by labeling it a 'rite of passage' and by asking students to simply 'get over it'. Those attitudes need to change. Every day, students are bullied into silence and are afraid to speak up. Let's break this silence and end school bullying.

Linda Sanchez

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You wind up creating from silence, like painting a picture on a blank canvas that could bring tears to somebody's eyes. As songwriters, our blank canvas is silence. Then we write a song from an idea that can change somebody's life. Songwriting is the closest thing to magic that we could ever experience. That's why I love songwriting.

Rodney Atkins

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For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it.

Martin Buber

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Silence — quotes and aphorisms

Your silence will not protect you.

Audre Lorde

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No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Alice Walker

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Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.

Margaret Atwood

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Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.

Samuel Beckett

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To sin by silence, when we should protest, Makes cowards out of men.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.

John Muir

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The water in a vessel is sparkling; the water in the sea is dark. The small truth has words which are clear; the great truth has great silence.

Rabindranath Tagore

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Silence is the last thing the world will ever hear from me.

Marlee Matlin

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