Silence is Golden

I was thinking about all the talking heads that badger us in our 24 hr news and Twitter world. Here are some nice quotes about silence I found on

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.”

Francis Bacon

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. 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.”

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”

Khalil Gibran

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

The last one is a nice reminder that one also needs to know when to speak out.


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