I think one of the things I loathe the most is mindless chatter. I hate debating uselessness. I just don’t care for talking, much. The things that are left unsaid speak so much louder. So let your silence speak for you today.
When you can’t find the nicest words to say…
When you have a lot on your mind…
When your coworkers want to include you in senseless talk
Like my friend says, “just smile and wave”.
WE NEED TIMES of silent waiting, alone, when the busy intellect is not leaping from problem to problem, and from puzzle to puzzle. If we learn the secret of carrying a living silence in the center of our being we can listen on the run. The listening silence can become intertwined with all our inward prayers. A few moments of relaxed silence, alone, every day, are desperately important.
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few. *Pythagoras*
I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. *Cato the Elder*
The most profound statements are often said in silence. *Lynn Johnston*
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. *Mahatma Gandhi*