„I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.“

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„To maintain immaculate speech, often times silence is required.“

—  Yahia Lababidi 1973

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„678. More have repented speech then silence.“

—  George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633

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is an ocean. Speech is a river.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

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Variant translations or adaptations:
Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
As quoted in Teachers of Wisdom (2010) by Igor Kononenko, p. 134
Silence is an ocean. Speech is a river. Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
As quoted in "Rumi’s wisdom" (2 October 2015) http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2015/10/02/character-of-the-week-rumi/, by Paulo Coelho
Kontext: Silence
is an ocean. Speech is a river.When the ocean is searching for you, don't walk
into the language-river. Listen to the ocean,
and bring your talky business to an end Traditional words are just babbling
in that presence, and babbling is a substitute
for sight.

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„Speech is the small change of Silence.“

—  George Meredith British novelist and poet of the Victorian era 1828 - 1909

Zdroj: The Ordeal of Richard Feverel http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4412/4412.txt (1859), Ch. 34.

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„Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.“

—  Edith Wharton American novelist, short story writer, designer 1862 - 1937

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„I have never heard a more eloquent silence.“

—  Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Varianta: He says a million things without saying a word. I have never heard a more eloquent
Zdroj: Speak

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„It is never my custom to use words lightly. If twenty-seven years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die.“

—  Nelson Mandela President of South Africa, anti-apartheid activist 1918 - 2013

Nelson Mandela on words, Closing address 13th International Aids Conference, Durban, South Africa (14 July 2000). Source: From Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations © 2010 by Nelson R. Mandela and The Nelson Mandela Foundation http://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/mini-site/selected-quotes

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„True silence is really endless speech.“

—  Ramana Maharshi Indian religious leader 1879 - 1950

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„Speech after long silence; it is right“

—  W.B. Yeats, kniha The Winding Stair and Other Poems

After Long Silence http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1432/
The Winding Stair and Other Poems (1933)
Kontext: Speech after long silence; it is right,
All other lovers being estranged or dead,
Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade,
The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night,
That we descant and yet again descant
Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song:
Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young
We loved each other and were ignorant.

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