Be silent, or say something
better than silence.—Pythagoras.
God's poet is silence! His song
And yet so profound, so loud,
and so far,
It fills you, it thrills you
And as soft, and as fair, and as
far as a star.—Joaquin
Silence is the safest course for any man
to adopt who distrusts
himself. —La Rochefoucauld.
If thou desire to be held wise, be so
wise as to hold thy tongue.—Quarles.
As we must account for every idle word,
so we must for every idle
Learn to hold thy tongue. Five words
cost Zacharias forty weeks'
Silence is a virtue in those who are
deficient in understanding.—Bouhours.
Silence, when nothing need be said, is
the eloquence of discretion. —Bovee.
Silence does not always mark wisdom.—S.T.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace,
is counted wise.—Proverbs 17:28.