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quote by Henry Van Dyke: Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. with background image: green trees on body of water during daytime
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Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

--Henry Van Dyke
quote by Henry David Thoreau: If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment. with background image: boy standing on grass and facing fence during daytime
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If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Henry David Thoreau: In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood. with background image: photo of author Henry David Thoreau with quote

In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.

--Henry David Thoreau
quote by Henri Frederic Amiel: Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence. with background image: photo of author Henri Frederic Amiel with quote

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.

--Henri Frederic Amiel
quote by Harvey Milk: Hope will never be silent. with background image: photo of author Harvey Milk with quote

Hope will never be silent.

--Harvey Milk
quote by George Steiner: There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. with background image: silhouette of kneeling man
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There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness.

--George Steiner

quote by Friedrich Schiller: Great souls suffer in silence. with background image: photo of author Friedrich Schiller with quote

Great souls suffer in silence.

--Friedrich Schiller
quote by Sir Francis Bacon: Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. with background image: photo of author Sir Francis Bacon with quote

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

--Sir Francis Bacon
quote by Sir Francis Bacon: Silence is the virtue of fools. with background image: photo of author Sir Francis Bacon with quote

Silence is the virtue of fools.

--Sir Francis Bacon
quote by Francis Beaumont: It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it. with background image: photo of author Francis Beaumont with quote

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.

--Francis Beaumont
quote by Edith Sitwell: My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. with background image: photo of author Edith Sitwell with quote

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

--Edith Sitwell
quote by Euripides: The good and the wise lead quiet lives. with background image: photo of author Euripides with quote

The good and the wise lead quiet lives.

--Euripides
quote by Ezra Taft Benson: Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. with background image: photo of author Ezra Taft Benson with quote

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.

--Ezra Taft Benson
quote by Epictetus: Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly. with background image: photo of author Epictetus with quote

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.

--Epictetus
quote by Epictetus: Silence is safer than speech. with background image: photo of author Epictetus with quote

Silence is safer than speech.

--Epictetus
quote by Emily Bronte: If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. with background image: photo of author Emily Bronte with quote

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.

--Emily Bronte
quote by Elbert Hubbard: He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. with background image: photo of author Elbert Hubbard with quote

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.

--Elbert Hubbard
quote by David Steinberg: Silences are the most underrated part of comedy. with background image: man in white shirt and black pants standing on top of building
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Silences are the most underrated part of comedy.

--David Steinberg
quote by Dalai Lama: Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. with background image: photo of author Dalai Lama with quote

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

--Dalai Lama
quote by Christina Rossetti: Silence is more musical than any song. with background image: photo of author Christina Rossetti with quote

Silence is more musical than any song.

--Christina Rossetti
quote by Confucius: Silence is a true friend who never betrays. with background image: photo of author Confucius with quote

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.

--Confucius
quote by Che Guevara: Silence is argument carried out by other means. with background image: photo of author Che Guevara with quote

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

--Che Guevara
quote by Charles de Gaulle: Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. with background image: photo of author Charles de Gaulle with quote

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

--Charles de Gaulle
quote by Blaise Pascal: The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. with background image: photo of author Blaise Pascal with quote

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

--Blaise Pascal
quote by Billy Joel: Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts. with background image: photo of author Billy Joel with quote

Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.

--Billy Joel
quote by Bertrand Russell: 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. with background image: photo of author Bertrand Russell with quote

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.

--Bertrand Russell
quote by Benjamin Franklin: As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Franklin with quote

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.

--Benjamin Franklin
quote by Benjamin Disraeli: Silence is the mother of truth. with background image: photo of author Benjamin Disraeli with quote

Silence is the mother of truth.

--Benjamin Disraeli
quote by Baruch Spinoza: The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak. with background image: photo of author Baruch Spinoza with quote

The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.

--Baruch Spinoza
quote by Adrienne Rich: Lying is done with words and also with silence. with background image: grayscale photo of elephant on grass field
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Lying is done with words and also with silence.

--Adrienne Rich
quote by Audre Lorde: 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. with background image: photo of author Audre Lorde with quote

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.

--Audre Lorde
quote by Audre Lorde: 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. with background image: photo of author Audre Lorde with quote

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.

--Audre Lorde
quote by Ansel Adams: When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. with background image: low angle photography of drop lights
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When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

--Ansel Adams
quote by Annie Besant: 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. with background image: photo of author Annie Besant with quote

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.

--Annie Besant
quote by Anatole France: Silence is the wit of fools. with background image: photo of author Anatole France with quote

Silence is the wit of fools.

--Anatole France
quote by Alice Walker: No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. with background image: photo of author Alice Walker with quote

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

--Alice Walker
quote by Aldous Huxley: After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. with background image: closeup photo of violin on brown surface
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After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

--Aldous Huxley
quote by Albert Einstein: The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. with background image: photo of author Albert Einstein with quote

The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.

--Albert Einstein
quote by Aeschylus: I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. with background image: photo of author Aeschylus with quote

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.

--Aeschylus
quote by Augustus Hare: 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. with background image: photo of author Augustus Hare with quote

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.

--Augustus Hare
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