"Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact."
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"There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say -- unless you insist on saying it."
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"You are a slave to what you do say, a master of what you don't say."
"The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint."
"He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing."
"Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent."
"I have often repented speaking, but never of holding my tongue."
"Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?"
"Silence is the sanctuary of the prudent, it conceals not only secrets but also imperfections."
"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death."
"Silence is the perfectos herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much."
"Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn."
"Sometimes a whisper speaks volumes."
"My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence."
"He had occasional flashes of silence that made his conversation perfectly delightful."
"Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage."
"I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent."
"I have been breaking silence these twenty-three years and have hardly made a rent in it."
"Those that are silent profess consent."
"Consider the whale: It never gets into trouble until it comes up and starts spouting."
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