Silence

A Quote by William Shakespeare on happiness, joy, and silence

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, scene i.

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A Quote by William Henry on men, regret, silence, and words

Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence.

William Henry (1729 - 1786)

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A Quote by William Holden on silence

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Joe: You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big. Norma (bristling): I am big. It's the pictures that got small. Joe: I knew there was something wrong with them.

William Holden (1918 - 1981)

Source: As Joe Gillis in the movie, Sunset Boulevard, 1950

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A Quote by William Hazlitt on people and silence

The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.

William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

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A Quote by William G. Simms on men and silence

Most men remember obligations, but not often to be grateful; the proud are made sour by the remembrance and the vain silent.

William G. Simms (1806 - 1870)

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A Quote by William Cullen Bryant on death, dreams, lies, silence, slavery, and trust

So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan which moves To that mysterious realm where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

Source: Thanatopsis

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on art, death, love, lovers, silence, songs, speech, and wisdom

Speech after long silence; it is right, All other lovers being estranged or dead . . . That we descant and yet again descant Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song: Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young We loved each other and were ignorant.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. After Long Silence

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on mind and silence

Like a long-legged fly upon the stream His mind moves upon silence.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Last Poems, 1936–1939, long-Legged fly, refrain

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A Quote by William Blake on heaven and silence

The Moon like a flower In heaven's high bower, With silent delight, Sits and smiles on the night.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Songs of Innocence

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A Quote by William Blake on earth, life, and silence

Lo! now the direful monster, whose skin clings To his strong bones, strides o'er the groaning rocks: He withers all in silence, and his hand Unclothes the earth, and freezes up frail life.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poetical Sketches –Winter, 1783

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