„Beyond all vanities, fights, and desires, omnipotent silence lies.“

“Simplicity,” p. 131
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: “Sound of the Silence”

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poet, writer, and businessman 1959

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„The cruelest lies are often told in silence.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer 1850 - 1894

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Kontext: The cruelest lies are often told in silence. A man may have sat in a room for hours and not opened his teeth, and yet come out of that room a disloyal friend or a vile calumniator. And how many loves have perished because, from pride, or spite, or diffidence, or that unmanly shame which withholds a man from daring to betray emotion, a lover, at the critical point of the relation, has but hung his head and held his tongue?

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„We dare not even by silence sanction lies.“

—  Alfred, Lord Tennyson British poet laureate 1809 - 1892

" The Third of February, 1852 http://home.att.net/%7ETennysonPoetry/tfe.htm", st. 2 (1852)
Kontext: We love not this French God, the child of hell,
Wild War, who breaks the converse of the wise;
But though we love kind Peace so well,
We dare not even by silence sanction lies.
It might be safe our censures to withdraw,
And yet, my Lords, not well; there is a higher law.

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„Long ago, among other lies they were taught that silence was bravery.“

—  Charles Bukowski, kniha Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

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William O. Douglas fotka

„The critical point is that the Constitution places the right of silence beyond the reach of government.“

—  William O. Douglas Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1898 - 1980

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„You can describe silence to some extent, but that which is beyond silence cannot be expressed. You give, you hug… but still something remains unexpressed.“

—  Sri Sri Ravi Shankar spiritual leader 1956

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Kontext: A million words cannot express what a glance can convey, and a million glances cannot express what a moment of silence can. A moment of silence conveys so much more than any other expression. Still, love is beyond silence too. You can describe silence to some extent, but that which is beyond silence cannot be expressed. You give, you hug... but still something remains unexpressed.

R. A. Lafferty fotka

„We desire very much that none of us be dead. And we will fight till all of you are dead only if it is absolutely necessary.“

—  R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002

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Kontext: I do not understand your custom in this, but we do not intend to fight until all of us are dead. We desire very much that none of us be dead. And we will fight till all of you are dead only if it is absolutely necessary.

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„It is hard to fight desire; but to control it is the sign of a reasonable man.“

—  Democritus Ancient Greek philosopher, pupil of Leucippus, founder of the atomic theory

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Varianta: It is hard to fight with desire; but to overcome it is the mark of a rational man.

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„Beyond that, it was impossible to obtain a word from the valiant chief, and this silence seemed the mark of a genius sure of himself.“

—  Anatole France, kniha The Revolt of the Angels

Zdroj: The Revolt of the Angels (1914), Ch. XXXV
Kontext: The archangel Michael took supreme command. He reassured their minds by his serenity. His countenance, wherein his soul was visible, expressed contempt for danger. By his orders, the chiefs of the thunderbolts, the Kerûbs, grown dull with the long interval of peace, paced with heavy steps the ramparts of the Holy Mountain, and, letting the gaze of their bovine eyes wander over the glittering clouds of their Lord, strove to place the divine batteries in position. After inspecting the defences, they swore to the Most High that all was in readiness. They took counsel together as to the plan they should follow. Michael was for the offensive. He, as a consummate soldier, said it was the supreme law. Attack, or be attacked, — there was no middle course.
"Moreover," he added, "the offensive attitude is particularly suitable to the ardour of the Thrones and Dominations."
Beyond that, it was impossible to obtain a word from the valiant chief, and this silence seemed the mark of a genius sure of himself.

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„Since there is no real silence, silence will contain all the sounds, all the words, all the languages, all knowledge, all memory.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

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