Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
Hope will never be silent.
There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.
Great souls suffer in silence.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.
Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
Silence is safer than speech.
If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
Silences are the most underrated part of comedy.
Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.
Silence is more musical than any song.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Silence is the mother of truth.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.
When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
No durable things are built on violent passion. Nature grows her plants in silence and in darkness, and only when they have become strong do they put their heads above the ground.
Silence is the wit of fools.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action.