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SILENCE
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[ Also see Babblers Concealment Conversation Discussion Language Loquacity Noise Peace Quiet Repartee Repose Reserve Rest Rhetoric Secrecy Solitude Sound Speech Talk Talking Thought Tongue Voice Words ]

Come then, expressive Silence.
      - James Thomson (1)

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

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
      - Martin Farquhar Tupper

There is nothing wherein their womanliness is more honestly garnished than with silence.
      - Nicholas Udall (Uvedale)

He [Xenocrates] said that he had often repented speaking, but never of holding his tongue.
  [Lat., Dixisse me, inquit, aliquando poentuit, tacuisse nunquam.]
      - Valerius Maximus bk. VII, 2, ext. 7

Her full heart--its own interpreter--translates itself in silence on her cheek.
      - Mrs. Amelia Ball Welby (nee Coppuck)

To be silent is sometimes an art, yet not so great a one as certain people would have us believe, who are wisest they are most silent.
      - Christoph Martin Wieland

He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.
      - Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde)

No sound is uttered,--but a deep
  And solemn harmony pervades
    The hollow vale from steep to steep,
      And penetrates the glades.
      - William Wordsworth,
        Composed upon an Evening of Extraordinary Splendour and Beauty

Our noisy years seem moments in the being
  Of the eternal Silence.
      - William Wordsworth,
        Intimations of Immortality (IX)

The silence that is in the starry sky.
      - William Wordsworth,
        Song of the Feast of Brougham Castle

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
      - William Butler Yeats

By silence, I hear other men's imperfections and conceal my own.
      - Zeno

Silence is a trick when it imposes. Pedants and scholars, churchmen and physicians, abound in silent pride.
      - Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Silence is the safest response for all the contradiction that arises from impertinence, vulgarity, or envy.
      - Johann Georg von Zimmermann


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