Great Truths are taught only through Silence.
If the word you are going to speak is not more beautiful than Silence, then do not speak it.
But from sharp words and wits men pluck no fruit; And gathering thorns they shake the tree at root; For words divide and rend, But silence is most noble till the end.
It is never so difficult to speak as when we are ashamed of our silence.
Speech is silvern, silence is golden; speech is human, silence is divine.
Always say less than necessary.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
Silence more musical than any song.
I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea, And the silence of the city when it pauses, And the silence of a man and a maid, And the silence for which music alone finds the word.
Silence, how dead! and darkness, how profound! Nor eye, nor list’ning ear, an object finds; Creation sleeps. ‘Tis as the general pulse Of life stood still, and nature made a pause; An awful pause! prophetic of her end.