Favorite Quotations ~  Silence, 2 Heartsongs

"As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence." ~ Benjamin Franklin

Asheville sunrise, 8/29/15

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, there in to be content. ~ Helen Keller

I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind, yet, I'm ungrateful to those teachers. ~ Kahlil Gibran

God is the friend of silence. See how nature-- trees, flowers, grass -- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~ Mother Teresa

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.~ William Penn

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. ~ George Bernard Shaw

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Talkers are no good doers. ~ William Shakespeare

Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent. ~ Dinoysius the Elder

I had to grow up and learn to listen for the unspoken as well as the spoken. ~ Eudora Welty

Never say anything unless you have to. ~ John Travolta

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