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  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
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    An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
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    A yawn is a silent shout.
  • Cato the Elder
    Cato the Elder
    Roman senator and historian 234-149 BC
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    I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.
  • George Washington
    George Washington
    First president of the US 1732-1799
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    If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad books.
  • St. John of the Cross
    St. John of the Cross
    Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest 1542-1591
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    It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Pity the man who has a character to support - it is worse than a large family - he is silent poor indeed.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
    Ovid
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    'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.
  • John Calvin
    John Calvin
    French theologian, pastor and reformer 1509-1564
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    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.
  • Barry Cornwall
    Barry Cornwall
    English poet (pen name of Bryan Procter) 1787-1874
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    A single star is rising in the east, and from afar sheds a most tremulous lustre; silent Night doth wear it like a jewel on her brow.
  • Bess Truman
    Bess Truman
    American first lady 1885-1982
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    A woman's place in public is to sit beside her husband, be silent, and be sure her hat is on straight.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    After all, most writing is done away from the typewriter, away from the desk. I'd say it occurs in the quiet, silent moments, while you're walking or shaving or playing a game, or whatever, or even talking to someone you're not vitally interested in.
  • Barry Cornwall
    Barry Cornwall
    English poet (pen name of Bryan Procter) 1787-1874
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    All round the room my silent servants wait, My friends in every season, bright and dim.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.
  • Marquis de Sade
    Marquis de Sade
    French nobleman, revolutionary and writer 1740-1814
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    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.
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