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Silence is Golden

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Sometimes I get tired of my own yammering on like some flibbertigibbet and it got me thinking about the beauty of silence.  How can one be silent on a blog?  I thought about just making today’s blog post “Silence is Golden” and writing nothing more than those three words, but that would have been lame.  So here are some quotes on silence.  It’s the next best thing to totally shutting me up!

“Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.”   — Anonymous

“There are times when silence has the loudest voice.”    — Leroy Brownlow

 “Silences make the real conversations between friends.  Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.”    — Margaret Lee Runbeck

“Silence is the most powerful scream.”   — Anonymous

“Do not speak unless you can improve the silence.”  — Proverb quote

“See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…we need silence to be able to touch souls.”   —  Mother Teresa of Calcutta  

“Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence and silence is full of music.”  —  Marcel Marceau

“Silence is the true friend that never betrays.”  — Confucius

“I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strangely I am ungrateful to these teachers.”    — Kahlil Gibran

“Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of the gods.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”  —  Aldous Huxley

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness.  Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.”  — Mahatma Gandhi 

“Lying is done with words and also with silence.”  — Adrienne Rich

“Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.”  —  Josh Billings

“You will find that silence or very gentle words are the most exquisite revenge for insult.”  —  Anonymous

“Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself.”  — Francois de la Rochefoucauld

“Silence is a fence around wisdom.”  —  German proverb

“When money speaks the truth is silent.”  —  Russian proverb

“To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”  — Abraham Lincoln


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