Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.
When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
The most eloquent silence; that of two mouths meeting in a kiss.
We wake in the night, to stereophonic silence.
My grief lies all within, And these external manners of lament Are merely shadows to the unseen grief That swells with silence in the tortured soul
By silence, I hear other men's imperfections and conceal my own.
There is nothing wherein their womanliness is more honestly garnished than with silence.
Woman, to women silence is the best ornament.
A judicious silence is always better than truth spoken without charity.
Be silent, or say something better than silence.
Silence! coeval with eternity! thou wert ere Nature's self began to be; thine was the sway ere heaven was formed on earth, ere fruitful thought conceived creation's birth.
Silence sweeter is than speech.
That silence is one of the great arts of conversation is allowed by Cicero himself, who says, there is not only an art, but even an eloquence in it.
What manly eloquence could produce such an effect as woman's silence?
Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrusts himself.
We may give more offense by our silence than even by impertinence.
Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.
As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.
Silence in times of suffering is the best.
Silence often expresses 'more powerfully than speech the verdict and judgment of society.
Silence does not always mark wisdom.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of Life, which they are thenceforth to rule.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.