The repository contains 19 quotes in the category “Silence.”
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826
You don’t have to explain something you never said.
President Calvin Coolidge
1872 — 1933
Men of few words are the best men.
1564 — 1616
If A equals success, then the formula is A=X+Y+Z, where X is “work,” Y is “play,” and Z is “keep your mouth shut.”
1879 — 1955
The way to become boring is to say everything.
1694 — 1778
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
1879 — 1935
An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
1826 — 1877
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
1906 — 1989
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
1818 — 1885
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
Which hurts the most, saying something and wishing you had not, or saying nothing and wishing you had?
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
1889 — 1945
If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it.
1858 — 1932
Never rise to speak till you have something to say; and when you have said it, cease.
1723 — 1794
He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Do not speak unless you can improve the silence.
If you want to be seen, stand up. If you want to be heard, speak up. If you want to be appreciated, shut up.
A closed mouth gathers no foot.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact.
1819 — 1880