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Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead therefore we must learn both... Video
All the big powers...they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
It takes more time and effort and delicacy to learn the silence of a people than to learn its sounds. Some people have a special gift for this. Perhaps this explains why some missionaries, notwithstanding their efforts, never come to speak properly, to communicate delicately through silences. Although they speak with the accent of natives they remain forever thousands of miles away. The learning of the grammar of silence is an art much more difficult to learn than the grammar of sounds.
Speech is the small change of silence.
Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.
Dionysius of Halicarnassus
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Speech is civilization itself. The word... preserves contact -- it is silence which isolates.
Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
Cioran, E. M.
All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
Alfred North Whitehead
It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs but not of being unable to defend himself with speech and reason, when the use of reason is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs. (I.1355b1)
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