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A Dictionary of New Epigrams

Silence

Silence is bliss for those who love themselves, and agony for those who hate themselves.

Just because a person is silent doesn’t mean they are tranquil.

When one’s mind is tranquil and the world is quiet they can perceive the subtle details of their reality.

Your being silent rarely offends other people, and your being noisy rarely pleases them.

Your unspoken helpful thoughts will never help other people, and neither will your unspoken hurtful ones harm them.

Our occasional breaks into silence from the chaos of our world gives us the opportunity to reorient ourselves to our better purposes.

The natural progression is from silence to observation, to pondering, to revelation, to plans, to creations, to actions, to exploitation, to consumption, to pollution, to silence.

When you have no knowledge of a subject there in no need to pontificate upon it, and silence is the better part of wisdom.

Silence is a form of nothingness; it is what surrounds silence that makes it meaningful and lovely.

When in the presence of knowledgeable people, considerable silence on one’s part is a reasonable action.

If you can silence your mind for a while, and then ask yourself what is really important, you will find your way.

When you come to silence in the right way, from tranquility with yourself and contentment with the world, it will speak to you what you need to hear.

Silence can be the perfect expression of balance of the chakras, or it can be death.

The truths of your reality are inevitable if you are quiet enough to perceive them.

A perfect absence of words in silence is easier than a perfect presentation of words.

We don’t need an excuse to remain silent, but we do need a good reason to speak.

Your breaking a silence and delivering an idea breaks the other people’s understanding of whatever it was they were thinking about.

A wise man often sits silently and learns a great deal of wisdom from an arrant fool.

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