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How could the drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture.
The silent dog is the first to bite.
We need a reason to speak, but none to keep silent.
Silence is the unbearable repartee.
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
I believe in the discipline of silence and could talk for hours about it.
He has the gift of quiet.
I'm exhausted from not talking.
The cruellest lies are often told in silence.
Nature has given to men one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
Speech may be barren; but it is ridiculous to suppose that silence is always brooding on a nestful of eggs.
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
The greatest triumphs of propaganda have been accomplished, not by doing something, but by refraining from doing. Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.
Men fear silence as they fear solitude, because both give them a glimpse of the terror of life's nothingness.
Silence is deep as Eternity; speech, shallow as Time.
Better silent than stupid.
It is a great misfortune neither to have enough wit to talk well nor enough judgement to be silent.
I have noticed that nothing I never said ever did me any harm.
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears.
It is easier to talk than to hold one's tongue.
The pause - that impressive silence, that eloquent silence, that geometrically progressive silence which often achieves a desired effect where no combination of words, howsoever felicitous, could accomplish it.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
Silence is the unbearable repartee.
Speech is silver; silence is golden.
Still waters run deep.
Vessels never give so great a sound as when they are empty.
It is a great misfortune neither to have enough wit to talk well nor enough judgment to be silent.
Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
Be silent and safe - silence never betrays you.
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life; but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
The rest is silence.
Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.
I regret often that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.


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