A Quote by William Rose Benét on silence


And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying All we did not know.

William Benet (1886 - 1950)

Source: Sagacity

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A Quote by Wilbur F. Crafts on babies, god, growth, men, mistakes, parenthood, rest, silence, truth, and work

"Who made you?" a boy of ten was asked. He stood in thoughtful silence for a moment and then, measuring the length of a baby with his hands, replied: "God made me this long, and I "growed the rest." The mistake that was his in leaving out God in his growth suggests the truth that we are partly self-made men. God and parenthood and birthplace partly make us, but we must make the rest by will and work.

Wilbur F. Crafts

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on learning, silence, and time

When I heard the learn'd astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on grief, language, silence, and tears

Tears are the silent language of grief.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by Vita Sackville-West on silence


Summer makes a silence after spring.

Vita Sackville-West (1892 - 1962)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on impossibility, music, and silence

Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by U.S. Supreme Court on communication, crime, ideas, silence, speech, and words

The vagueness of [the Communications Decency Act] raises special First Amendment concerns because of its obvious chilling effect on free speech. . . . The CDA is [also] a criminal statute. . . . The severity of criminal sanctions may well cause speakers to remain silent rather than communicate even arguably unlawful words, ideas, and images.

U.S. Supreme Court

Source: 1997, Janet Reno et al. v. ACLU et al.

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A Quote by Benjamin Malachi Franklin on darkness, god, gold, planning, reason, and silence

Not 'til the loom is silent And the shuttles cease to fly Will God unfold the pattern, And explain the reason why. The dark threads were as needful In the skillful weaver's hand, As the threads of Gold and Silver In the pattern that He planned.

Benjamin Malachi Franklin

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A Quote by Henry van Dyke on birds, silence, and talent

Use the talents you possess for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.

Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933)

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A Quote by Robert Orben on people, silence, suffering, sigh, amplify, joke, comedy, and funny

A sigh is an amplifier for people who suffer in silence.

Robert Orben

Source: Orben's Current Comedy; 2400 jokes to brighten your speeches By Robert Orben

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