Silence

A Quote by C. S. Robinson on children, god, patience, silence, and tears

There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience, and tears.

C. S. Robinson

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A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on buddhism, independence, mind, silence, words, shakyamuni buddha, dharma, form of the formless, and doctrine

When Shakyamuni Buddha was at Mount Grdhrakuta, he held up a flower to his listeners. Everyone was silent. Only Mahakashyapa broke into a broad smile. The Buddha said, "I have the True Dharma Eye, the Marvelous Mind of Nirvana, the True Form of the Formless, and the Subtle Dharma Gate, independent of words and transmitted beyond doctrine. This I have entrusted to Mahakashyapa."

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: The Mumonkan, Zen Koans, Case 6; Two Zen classics: Mumonkan and Hekiganroku‎ - Page 41 by Huikai, Hui-kʿai, Katsuki Sekida, A. V. Grimstone, Xuedou, Yuanwu, Yüan-wu

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A Quote by Bryan W. Procter on silence

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I 'm on the sea! I 'm on the sea! I am where I would ever be, With the blue above and the blue below, And silence wheresoe'er I go.

Bryan W. Procter (1787 - 1874)

Source: The Sea.

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A Quote by Brigham Young on evil, good, heart, and silence

Let not the tongue give utterance to the evil that is in thine heart, but command thy tongue to be silent until good shall prevail over evil.

Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on eternity and silence

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on eternity and silence

[I feel] engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces whereof I know nothing, and which know nothing of me. I am terrified. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces alarms me.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Beverley Nichols on country, dance, electricity, life, luxury, quiet, silence, simplicity, speech, water, wine, and wit

Life in the country teaches one that the really stimulating things are the quiet, natural things, and the really wearisome things are the noisy, unnatural things. It is more exciting to stand still than to dance. Silence is more eloquent than speech. Water is more stimulating than wine. Fresh air is more intoxicating than cigarette smoke. Sunlight is more subtle than electric light. The scent of grass is more luxurious than the most expensive perfume. The slow, simple observations of the peasant are more wise than the most sparkling epigrams of the latest wit.

Beverley Nichols

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A Quote by Benjamin Franklin on idleness and silence

As we must account for every idle word, so we must for every idle silence.

Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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A Quote by Ben Jonson on silence

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Calumnies are answered best with silence.

Ben Jonson

Source: Volpone, 1606, act II, sc. ii

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A Quote by Arnold H. Glasow on conversation, safety, and silence

Silence is the safety zone of conversation.

Arnold H. Glasow

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