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Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.
Be slow to speak, and only after having first listened quietly, so that you may understand the meaning, leanings, and wishes of those who do speak. Thus you will better know when to speak and when to be silent.
Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
You see, my brethren, my heart is full; I could almost say it is too big to speak, and yet too big to be silent, without dropping a word to you.
Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.
Ezra Taft Benson
When we tell little white lies, we become progressively color-blind. It is better to remain silent than to mislead.
James E. Faust
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
Deprived of the opportunity to judge one another by the cars we drive, New Yorkers, thrown together daily on mass transit, form silent opinions based on our choices of subway reading. Just by glimpsing the cover staring back at us, we can reach the pinnacle of carnal desire or the depths of hatred. Soul mate or mortal enemy.
Many Christians have so busied themselves with programs and activities that they no longer know how to be silent and meditate on God's word or recognize the mysteries that are in the Person of Christ.
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again.
Quietness is the beginning of virtue. To be silent is to be beautiful. Stars do not make a noise.
The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement - particularly men, I don't know why, maybe it's the testosterone - I think it's narcissism. Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer.
A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love; The world is waiting for the spring.
The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
Silent pictures show us how we lived and what our attitudes were. And as an art form, they can be wonderfully entertaining and often inspirational.
Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear.
Marquis de Sade
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect.
I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.
King George V
The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.
Not everyone has been a bully or the victim of bullies, but everyone has seen bullying, and seeing it, has responded to it by joining in or objecting, by laughing or keeping silent, by feeling disgusted or feeling interested.
Octavia E. Butler
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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He plants trees to benefit another generation.
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