'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.
The silent dog is the first to bite.
And Silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound.
I have been breaking silence these twenty-three years and have hardly made a rent in it.
When the eagles are silent the parrots begin to jabber.
Silence is more eloquent than words.
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
From politics it was an easy step to silence.
He knew the precise psychological moment when to say nothing.
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Silence implies consent.
Silence is the mother of truth.
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.
The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.
I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.