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Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD+2
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Martin Luther King
American preacher 1929-1968+1
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
French-born American Critic, Novelist 1929-+1
Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.
Italian philosopher and poet 1265-13210
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
Thomas B. Macaulay
American essayist and historian 1800-18590
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it will occupy a few minutes of chat in every drawing-room, and a few columns in every magazine; and it will then be withdrawn, to make room for the forthcoming novelties.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 1835-18930
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 1906-0
A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.
E. M. Cioran
French philosopher 1911-0
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 1712-17780
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
English writer 1894-19630
After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
All this talk and turmoil and noise and movement and desire is outside of the veil; within the veil is silence and calm and rest.
A. E. Housman
British poet 1859-19360
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears.Source: A Shropshire Lad (1896) No. 19 (To an Athlete Dying Young), st. 4
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 1809-18940
And Silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound.
Dutch humanist and philosopher 1469-15360
Ask a wise man to dinner and he'll upset everyone by his gloomy silence or tiresome questions. Invite him to a dance and you'll have a camel prancing about. Haul him off to a public entertainment and his face will be enough to spoil the people's entertainment.
American editor and novelist 1924-20170
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.