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Silence at the proper season is wisdom,
by Plutarch

Silence at the proper season is wisdom,
and better than any speech.
- Plutarch

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch PHOTO

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

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I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better.
- Plutarch

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.
- Plutarch

For to err in opinion, though it be not the part of wise men,
is at least human.
- Plutarch

 

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
- Plutarch

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world:
but each of them,
when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.
- Plutarch

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated
men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.
- Plutarch

The wildest colts make the best horses.
- Plutarch

Moral habits, induced by public practices,
are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives,
than the failings and faults of individuals are in
infecting the city at large.
- Plutarch

No man ever wetted clay and then left it,
as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
- Plutarch

In words are seen the state of mind and character and
disposition of the speaker.
- Plutarch

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and
most fatal ailment of all republics.
- Plutarch

Let us carefully observe those good qualities wherein our enemies excel us;
and endeavor to excel them,
by avoiding what is faulty, and imitating what is excellent in them.
- Plutarch

Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only
balance to weigh friends.
- Plutarch

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence;
and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together,
yield themselves up when taken little by little.
- Plutarch

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
- Plutarch

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is
he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and benefits.
- Plutarch

Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.
- Plutarch

Medicine to produce health must examine disease;
and music,
to create harmony must investigate discord.
- Plutarch

When the strong box contains no more both friends and
flatterers shun the door.
- Plutarch

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear;
but being resolutely minded in a just cause.
- Plutarch

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
- Plutarch

It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds,
though he risk everything.
- Plutarch

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness,
one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
- Plutarch

Character is simply habit long continued.
- Plutarch

I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent,
than in the extent of my power and possessions.
- Plutarch

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man;
but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good
learn wisdom for the future.
- Plutarch

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than
such a one as is unworthy of him;
for the one is only belief -
the other contempt.
- Plutarch

Character is long-standing habit.
- Plutarch

The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.
- Plutarch

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
- Plutarch

If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
- Plutarch

It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended,
but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
- Plutarch

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings,
which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch

Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
- Plutarch

Nothing is harder to direct than a man in prosperity;
nothing more easily managed that one is adversity.
- Plutarch

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
- Mark Helprin

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic


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