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Since 1994, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have considered it politically risky to offer a plan to fix America's broken health care system. The American public, though, has paid the price for this silence as health care costs skyrocketed, millions went uninsured, and millions more grappled with financial insecurity and hardship.
The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Silence is an ornament for women.
It is tact that is golden, not silence.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Being on a comedy tour is like traveling with family, everyone is all having a great time... then all of a sudden it turns sour. One thing gets said out of turn, and everyone is on everyone's last nerve. After an hour of silence, we all start laughing about it.
Silence is the wit of fools.
These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.
Anthony de Mello
Those who had demanded no more than an end to the bombing of North Vietnam and a commitment to negotiations saw their demands being realized, and lapsed into silence.
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To be honest, I hate silence.
There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best.
Pope John Paul II
After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
I can't sleep without the TV on. It doesn't matter where it is. I don't like silence. My ears ring from loud music.
I was very, very religious. And of course I wrote about it in 'Night.' I questioned God's silence. So I questioned. I don't have an answer for that. Does it mean that I stopped having faith? No. I have faith, but I question it.
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.
A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.
Language failed me very often, but then, the substitute for me was silence, but not violence.
Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
Since long I've held silence a remedy for harm.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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