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Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. (Quote by - Josh Billings)

Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. (Quote by - James Madison)

Silence,--the applause of real and durable impressions. (Quote by - Alphonse de Lamartine)

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. (Quote by - Kahlil Gibran)

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy. (Quote by - Sir Arthur Helps)

A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence. (Quote by - Leopold Stokowski)

A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together. (Quote by - Margaret Atwood)

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech. (Quote by - Gilbert Parker)

What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence. (Quote by - Ludwig Wittgenstein)

It is better to be silent, and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. (Quote by - Silvan Engel)

It is easier to talk than to hold one's tongue. (Quote by - Greek proverb)

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. (Quote by - Martin Luther King, Jr.)

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. (Quote by - Alice Walker)

Silence holds the door against the strife of tongue and all the impertinences of idle conversation. (Quote by - James Hervey)

In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people. (Quote by - Judy Garland)

It is a great misfortune neither to have enough wit to talk well nor enough judgement to be silent. (Quote by - Jean de la Bruyere)

Don't you know that silence supports the accuser's charge? (Quote by - Sophocles)

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying. (Quote by - Johannes Tauler)

In fourscore years and four more, then we shall know the truth, but before then - silence. (Quote by - Stan Stevens)

I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers... clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun. (Quote by - George Catlin)

It now becomes clear why the Bush Administration has been vigorously opposing congressional hearings. The Bush Administration has been engaged in a conspiracy of silence. (Quote by - Cynthia McKinney)

Silence is a source of great strength. (Quote by - Lao Tzu)

And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay. (Quote by - George Washington Cable)

The silent dog is the first to bite. (Quote by - Old saying)

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)


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