Silence

A Quote by Edmund Burke on imagination and silence

Because half a dozen grasshoppers under a fern make the field ring with their importunate chink, whilst thousands of great cattle, reposed beneath the shadow of the British oak, chew the cud and are silent, pray, to not imagine that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field; that, of course, they are many in number; or that, after all, they are other than the little, shriveled, meagre, hopping, though loud and troublesome insects of the hour.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France.Vol. iii. P. 344.

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A Quote by Edith Wharton on silence and speech

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.

Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937)

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on clarity, darkness, death, god, heaven, hope, life, loneliness, mystery, silence, solitude, soul, spirit, and vision

Thy soul shall find itself alone 'Mid dark thoughts of the gray tombstone - Not one, of all the crowd, to pry Into thine hour of secrecy. Be silent in that solitude Which is not loneliness, for then The spirits of the dead who stood In life before thee are again In dead around thee, and their will Shall overshadow thee: be still. The night, tho' clear, shall frown, And the stars shall not look down From their high thrones in the heaven With light like Hope to mortals given; But their red orbs, without beam, To thy weariness shall seem As a burning and a fever Which would cling to thee forever. Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish - Now are visions ne'er to vanish; From thy spirit shall they pass No more - like dew-drops from the grass. The breeze - the breath of God - is still, And the mist upon the hill Shadowy - shadowy - yet unbroken, Is a symbol and a token, - How it hangs upon the trees, A mystery of mysteries!

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Spirits of the Dead

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A Quote by Earl Warren on desires, freedom, individuality, laws, questions, and silence

When an individual is taken into custody or otherwise deprived of his freedom by the authorities and is subjected to questioning . . . he must be warned prior to any questioning that he has the right to remain silent, that anything he says can be used against him in a court of law, that he has the right to the presence of an attorney, and that if he cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed for him prior to any questioning if he so desires.

Earl Warren (1891 - 1974)

Source: Miranda v. Arizona, 384 US 436, 1965

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A Quote by E. M. Cioran on silence and speech

Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.

E. M. Cioran

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on difficulty and silence

It is never so difficult to speak as when we are ashamed of our silence.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on silence

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There is an eloquent silence: it serves sometimes to approve, sometimes to condemn; there is a mocking silence; there is a respectful silence.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Elizabeth Kubler Ross on blessings, learning, life, mistakes, purpose, and silence

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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A Quote by Douglas Jerrold on silence

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The silent organ loudest chants The master's requiem.

Douglas Jerrold (1803 - 1857)

Source: Dirge.

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A Quote by John Gillespie Magee, Jr. on dance, earth, god, grace, laughter, mind, and silence

High Flight Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high, untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God

Dizzy Gillespie (1922 - 1941)

Source: High Flight

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