Quotes by silence
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Martin Luther King
American preacher 1929-1968
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
English writer and cleric 1771-1845
His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence, that make his conversation perfectly delightful.
French-born American Critic, Novelist 1929-
Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.
British writer and poet 1840-1928
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
American poet 1892-1982
To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the unending night - brothers who see now they are truly brothers.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
Italian philosopher and poet 1265-1321
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
Thomas B. Macaulay
American essayist and historian 1800-1859
A few more days, and this essay will follow the Defensio Populi to the dust and silence of the upper shelf... For a month or two it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.
American Minister, Poet 1835-1893
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
American Author 1906-
A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.
E. M. Cioran
French philosopher 1911-
A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
American filmmaker, animator and screenwriter 1961-
After my wife and I were married, we obtained a rescue dog from a family that didn't want her anymore. She was a beautiful Collie/Shepherd mix named 'Precious.' It then came to pass that our first marital 'debate' was whether we should change the dog's name away from the same name used by the wacky villain in 'Silence of the Lambs.'
English writer 1894-1963
After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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