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SILENCE
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Silence in love bewrays more woe
  Than words, though ne'er so witty,
    A beggar that is dumb, you know,
      May challenge double pity.
      - Sir Walter Raleigh (1), The Silent Lover
         (st. 9)

It is only reason that teaches silence. The heart teaches us to speak.
      - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (Johann Paul Richter) (used ps. Jean Paul)

Silence never yet betrayed any one!
      - Antoine de Rivarol, Comte de Rivarol

Silence more musical than any song.
      - Christina Georgina Rossetti, Sonnet--Rest

The deepest rivers flow with the least sound.
  [Lat., Altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labuntur.]
      - Quintus Curtius Rufus (Curtis Rufus Quintus),
        De Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni
         (VII, 4, 13)

A judicious silence is always better than truth spoken without charity.
      - Saint Francis de Sales

It is better to remain silent than to speak the truth ill-humoredly, and spoil an excellent dish by covering it with bad sauce.
      - Saint Francis de Sales

Great souls suffer in silence.
  [Ger., Doch grosse Seelen dulden still.]
      - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller,
        Don Carlos (I, 4, 52)

Bekker is silent in seven languages.
  [Ger., Bekker schweigt in sieben Sprachen.]
      - Friedrich Ernst Daniel Schleiermacher,
        see "Letter of Zelter" to Goethe

Wise Men say nothing in dangerous times.
      - John Selden, Table Talk--Wisdom

Silence is learned by the many misfortunes of life.
  [Lat., Tacere multis discitur vitae malis.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Thyestes
         (319)

I'll speak to thee in silence.
      - William Shakespeare

O, my Antonio, I do know of these,
  That therefore only are reputed wise,
    For saying nothing.
      - William Shakespeare

Silence is only commendable
  In a neat's tongue dried, and a maid not vendible.
      - William Shakespeare

Silence often of pure innocence
  Persuades, when speaking fails.
      - William Shakespeare

Still as the peaceful walks of ancient night; silent as are the lamps that burn on tombs.
      - William Shakespeare

With silence, nephew, be thou politic.
      - William Shakespeare

Be checked for silence,
  But never taxed for speech.
      - William Shakespeare,
        All's Well That Ends Well
         (Countess of Rossillion at I, i)

O Imogen,
  I'll speak to thee in silence.
      - William Shakespeare, Cymbeline
         (Posthumus at V, iv)

He has my dying voice.
  So tell him, with th' occurrents, more or less,
    Which have solicited--the rest is silence.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Hamlet Prince of Denmark
         (Hamlet at V, ii), Hamlet's last words

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep,
  And in his simple show he harbors treason.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Sixth, Part II
         (Suffolk at III, i)

Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Sixth, Part II
         (Suffolk at III, i)

Nothing will come of nothing. Speak again.
      - William Shakespeare, King Lear
         (King Lear at I, i)

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.
      - William Shakespeare,
        Much Ado About Nothing
         (Claudio at II, i)

I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart; but the saying is true, 'The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.'
      - William Shakespeare,
        The Life of King Henry the Fifth
         (Boy at IV, v)


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