Silence

A Quote by Charles Lamb on beauty, business, christianity, communication, death, garden, god, good, heart, inventions, language, paradise, silence, simplicity, and world

What a dead thing is a clock, with its ponderous embowelments of lead and brass, its pert or solemn dullness of communication, compared with the simple altar-like structure and silent heart-language of the old sundials! It stood as the garden god of Christian gardens. Why is it almost everywhere vanished? If its business-use be superseded by more elaborate inventions, its moral uses, its beauty, might have pleaded for its continuance. It spoke of moderate labours, of pleasures not protracted after sunset, of temperance, and good hours. It was the primitive clock, the horologue of the first world. Adam could scare have missed it in Paradise.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Essays, 1823

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on silence

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Gone before To that unknown and silent shore.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Hester. Stanza 7.

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A Quote by Charles Lamb on darkness, hope, mortality, prayer, silence, soul, spirit, world, and worship

As down in the sunless retreats of the ocean Sweet flowers are springing no mortal can see, So deep in my soul the still prayer of devotion, Unheard by the world, rises silent to Thee. As still to the star of its worship, though clouded, The needle points faithfully o'er the dim sea, So dark when I roam in this wintry world shrouded, The hope of my spirit turns trembling to Thee.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: The Heart's Prayer.

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on books, brothers, death, god, justice, life, philosophy, silence, and soul

There is nothing more wonderful than a book. It may be a message to us from the dead, from human souls we never saw who lived perhaps thousands of miles away. And yet these little sheets of paper speak to us, arouse us, teach us, open hour hearts, and in turn open their hearts to us like brothers. Without books God is silent, justice dormant, philosophy lame.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on power, silence, and weapons

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles de Gaulle on action, authority, humility, modesty, pride, prudence, silence, strength, virtue, and weakness

Nothing more enhances authority than silence. It is the crowning virtue of the strong, the refuge of the weak, the modesty of the proud, the pride of the humble, the prudence of the wise, and the sense of fools. To speak is to . . . dissipate one's strength; whereas what action demands is concentration. Silence is a necessary preliminary to the ordering of one's thoughts.

Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on foolishness and silence

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Alexander Eastman on character, control, courage, dignity, endurance, mystery, patience, self-control, and silence

If you ask him: "What is silence?" he will answer, "It is the Great Mystery! The holy silence is His voice!" If you ask: "What are the fruits of silence?" he will say: "They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity, and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character."

Charles Alexander Eastman (1858 - 1939)

Source: The Soul of the Indian, 1911

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A Quote by Carmen de Monteflores on oppression, silence, and survival

Oppression can only survive through silence.

Carmen de Monteflores

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A Quote by Carl Sandburg on life, listening, silence, time, and weakness

Time says hush: by the gong of time you live. Listen and you hear time saying you were silent long before you came to life and you will again be silent long after you leave it, why not be a little silent now? Hush yourself, noisy little man. Time hushes all: the gong of time rang for you to come out of the hush and you were born. The gong of time will ring for you to go back to the same hush you came from. Winners and losers, the weak and the strong, those who say little and try to say it well, and those who babble and prattle their lives away, time hushes all.

Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Source: Honey and Salt, published on Carl’s 85th birthday, Albert W. Daw Collection

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