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“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” — Charles de Gaulle
“Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.” — Martin Farquhar Tupper
“Proneness to exaggerate, to suppress or modify the truth, wittingly or unwittingly, is a natural weakness of man, and silence is necessary in order to surmount it. A man of few words will rarely be thoughtless in his speech; he … Continue reading
“When I’m the speaker, I know that special moment [just before speaking] is the only time I will have the entire audience’s full attention. Unless an alien spaceship crash-lands on stage midway through the talk, the silence before I begin … Continue reading
“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving evidence of the fact.” – George Eliot
“Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.” – Dionysius of Halicarnassus