„Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.“

1830s, Sir Walter Scott (1838)

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škótsky filozof, satirik, esejista, historik a pedagóg 1795 - 1881

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—  Dionysius I of Syracuse Sicilian tyrant -430 - -367 pred n. l.

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is an ocean. Speech is a river.“

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Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.
As quoted in Teachers of Wisdom (2010) by Igor Kononenko, p. 134
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„Speech is the small change of Silence.“

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„True silence is really endless speech.“

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„Speech after long silence; it is right“

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Kontext: Speech after long silence; it is right,
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