Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged
-- Henri Frederic Amiel
never won rights. They are not handed down from
above; they are forced by pressures from below.
that is silenced is always rebellious.
Majorities, of course, are often mistaken.
This is why the silencing of minorities is necessarily dangerous.
Criticism and dissent are the indispensable antidote to
-- Alan Barth
is as deep as eternity, speech as shallow as time.
-- Thomas Carlyle
is more eloquent than words.
-- Thomas Carlyle
is a true friend who never betrays.
we must account for every idle word,
so must we account for every idle silence.
the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in
a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive
resolves itself into crystal clearness.
the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a
clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves
itself into crystal clearness.
friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
--Dave Tyson Gentry
media can go to where the silence is and break the
sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse
silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the
inexpressible is music.
is refreshment for the soul.
-- Wynonna Judd
has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn,
whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
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.
Luther King, Jr
is a source of great strength.
-- Lao Tzu
sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool
than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
I am looking for... is an immobile movement, something which
would be the equivalent of what is called the eloquence
of silence, or what St. John of the Cross, I think it was,
described with the term 'mute music'.
-- Joan Miro
friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing,
not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of
our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
-- Henri Nouwen
is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid to
talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken views
will be deemed racist. People of color are filled
with sorrow and rage at unrighted wrongs. Drowning
in silence, we are brothers and sisters drowning each
other. Once we decide to transform ourselves from
fearful caterpillars into courageous butterflies,
we will be able to bridge the racial gulf and move
forward together towards a bright and colorful future.
silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit
what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
most basic and powerful way to connect to another person
is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing
we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence
often has far more power to heal and to connect than the
most well-intentioned words.
-- Rachel Naomi Remen
an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will
always speak for peace, and no one can silence me
is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the
silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result
of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil
contribution of all to the good of all. Peace is dynamism.
Peace is generosity. It is right and it is duty."
in the face of injustice is complicity with the opressor.
we have the courage to speak out – to break our silence
we inspire the rest of the "moderates" in our communities
to speak up and voice their views.
-- Sharon Schuster
history, it has been the inaction of those who could have
acted; the indifference of those who should have known better;
the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most;
that has made it possible for evil to triumph."
-- Haile Selassie
will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let
the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit
the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books
and plastic cigarette cases; if we drive the few remaining
members of the wild species into zoos or to extinction;
if we pollute the last clear air and dirty the last
clean streams and push our paved roads through the last
of the silence, so that never again will Americans be
free in their own country from the noise, the exhausts,
the stinks of human and automotive waste.
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
human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there
is misunderstanding about words, but when silence
is not understood.
the last analysis, human security means a child who
did not die, a disease that did not spread, an ethnic
tension that did not explode, a dissident who was not
silenced, a human spirit that was not crushed.”
must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never
the victim. Silence encourages the tormentors, not the
tormented Wherever anyone is persecuted for their race
or political views, that place must become the center
of the universe.”
and Tibetan dissidents are either locked up in prison,
forced into hiding, or silenced by fear of police
retaliation against their families. All the happiness
about China's economic growth has made many Americans
forget that police clubs and guns and the Laogai system
keep the Communist Party in power. Moreover, it is
still little recognized how American resources help
to sustain that power through trade, investments,
and the transfer of technology... It is only when
the Laogai is abolished in China that real change
will come about."
amplifies voices on the margins—the views and opinions that
-- Will Youmans