Silence

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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It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.

Alex Trebek

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Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

Josh Billings

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In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

Henry David Thoreau

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The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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For those of us who aren't great with people, we figure that silence is always the safest bet. If you're an introvert, you spend so much of your time wishing that other people would just shut the hell up that you figure you're doing everyone a favor.

David Wong

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Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

Confucius

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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Aldous Huxley

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Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Che Guevara

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Silence — quotes and aphorisms

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.

Audre Lorde

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First and foremost, the monk should own nothing in this world, but he should have as his possessions solitude of the body, modesty of bearing, a modulated tone of voice, and a well-ordered manner of speech. He should be without anxiety as to his food and drink, and should eat in silence.

Saint Basil

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The true genius shudders at incompleteness — and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.

Edgar Allan Poe

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Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

Epictetus

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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

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Silence is true wisdom's best reply.

Euripides

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In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King Jr.

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Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.

Haile Selassie

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He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

Elbert Hubbard

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