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Nothing is more useful than silence.


Menander of Athens

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Nothing is more useful than silence.
MENANDER
Nothing more advances authority than silence.
CHARLES DE GAULLE
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of wil...
HENRI FREDERIC AMIEL
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of wil...
HENRI AMIEL
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of wil...
HENRI-FRéDéRIC AMIEL
This "Know Yourself" is a silly proverb in some ways; To know the man next door is a much more usef...
MENANDER ATHENS
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing not...
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing noth...
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing no...
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
No man alive can say, "This shall not happen to me
MENANDER ATHENS
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
MENANDER OF ATHENS
The workman still is greater than his work
MENANDER OF ATHENS
It must be that evil communications corrupt good dispositions.
MENANDER OF ATHENS
There is but one genuine love-potion - consideration.
MENANDER OF ATHENS
The silence was more profound than that of midnight; and to me the silence of a summer morning is mo...
THOMAS DE QUINCEY
A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing noth...
UNKNOWN
The workman still is greater than his work
MENANDER ATHENS
The Pulitzer is more useful than meaningful.
ANNIE DILLARD
A lie is more comfortable than doubt, more useful than love, more lasting than truth.
GABRIEL GARCíA MáRQUEZ
The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum
MENANDER ATHENS
Silence is more eloquent than words.
THOMAS CARLYLE
Silence is more musical than any song.
CHRISTINA ROSSETTI
Silence is more musical than any song.
CHRISTINA G. ROSSETTI
I just want silence... nothing less... nothing more.
DEYTH BANGER
Silence is more eloquent than words
THOMAS CARLYLE
Sometimes it is the methods of learning, more so, than what is learned, that is useful!
GARRETT MCCOY
...as he discovered in the course of his uncountable years that a lie is more comfortable than doubt...
GABRIEL GARCíA MáRQUEZ
More have repented speech then silence. [More have repented speech than silence.]
GEORGE HERBERT
A properly kept silence is a beautiful thing; it is nothing less than the father of very wise though...
DIODICUS
There is nothing worse than silence, strung like heavy beads on too delicate a conversation.
JODI PICOULT
The most dangerous silence is the one where the impending danger is more silent than the silence the...
MEHMET MURAT ILDAN
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is ...
TOM BLAIR
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, "there is ...
TOM BLAIR
There is nothing harder, at moments, than talking to someone who has all the power of silence.
ELIZABETH KOSTOVA
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance.
SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL
There is not much more beautiful in the world than the silence of snow.
CRISTABEL MICHAELS
Nothing is more costly, nothing is more sterile, than vengeance
WINSTON CHURCHILL
The silence of a treacherous man is to be feared even more than his words
GREEK PROVERB
The utter unbroken silence was more appalling than any ominous noise, than the loudest yells of angu...
SIMONA PANOVA
Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all i...
G. H. HARDY
Nothing is more real than nothing.
SAMUEL BECKETT
Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are m...
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
[Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are ...
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
Nothing is more amiable than true modesty, and nothing more contemptible than the false
JOSEPH ADDISON
A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion.
WASHINGTON IRVING
Nothing is more noble than politeness, and nothing more ridiculous than ceremony.
PROVERB
For the advice in a joke is sometimes more useful than the most serious teaching.
BALTASAR GRACIáN
Sales are slower for Athens than they were for Sydney.
DON WILLIAMS
There is nothing more unaesthetic than a policeman.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing mo...
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they...
MARK LAWRENCE
I may not want this in my backyard, but this is much bigger than Athens.
DOUG MALLOY
My puppets are far more liberated than I am. Ventriloquism is a useful way of expressing myself.
NINA CONTI
Well timed silence has more eloquence than speech.
MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER
There are few things more pleasing than the contemplation of order and useful arrangement.
ARTHUR PHILLIP
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
MARTIN FRAQUHAR TUPPER
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER
Her silence should be feared more than her words.
PIPER PAYNE
There’s nothing worse than silence, strung like heavy beads on too delicate a conversation.
JODI PICOULT
...what I dread more than anything else in this life is noise...silence helps you to go inward..anyo...
MURIEL BARBERY
Well-timed silence has more eloquence than speech.
OSCAR AULIQ-ICE
Hang out with wise people and you will realize that there is nothing better for man than silence.
VIKRANT PARSAI
real silence is silence without words, silence that speak words in silence and silence that talks be...
ERNEST AGYEMANG YEBOAH
real silence is silence without words, silence that speaks words in silence and silence that talks b...
ERNEST AGYEMANG YEBOAH
Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutt...
BILL WALSH
Silence before being born, silence after death: life is nothing but noise between two unfathomable s...
ISABEL ALLENDE
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY
It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
FRANCIS BEAUMONT
It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.
FRANCIS BEAUMONT
Some persons talk simply because they think sound is more manageable than silence.
MARGARET HALSEY
Grave silence is far more powerful than the same old voices yapping away.
CAROLYN CHUTE
Nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer; nothing is more difficult than to understand him.
FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY
Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more rea...
DEEPAK CHOPRA
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion
ARTHUR KOESTLER
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening th...
JAMES A. BALDWIN
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.
ARTHUR KOESTLER
Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment
FRANçOIS DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment
SAMUEL JOHNSON
Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening th...
JAMES ARTHUR BALDWIN
Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion
ARTHUR KOESTLER
Virtue, perhaps, is nothing more than politeness of soul.
HONORE DE BALZAC
There is nothing more wonderful than freedom of speech.
ILYA G. EHRENBURG
There is nothing more precious than the wealth of time.
SUNDAY ADELAJA
Nothing is more vulgar than haste.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Nothing is more conservative than a bacterium.
NICK LANE
Nothing is more tiring than being idle.
QAMAR KHAN QURESHI
story is nothing more than forged documents.
RUSH LIMBAUGH
Nothing is more terrifying than fearlessness.
CORNELIA FUNKE
There is nothing more foolish, nothing more given to outrage than a useless mob.
HERODOTUS
Nothing is more depressing and more illogical than aggressive Christianity.
GERALD VANN
Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.
SOURCE UNKNOWN
Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred.
PICO IYER
Nothing is more healing than live music.
SCOTTIE SOMERS
Nothing is more adroit than irreproachable conduct
MADAME DE MAINTENON
Nothing is more exhilarating than philistine vulgarity.
VLADIMIR NABOKOV
Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.
SOURCE UNKNOWN
Nothing is more revealing than movement.
MARTHA GRAHAM
Nothing is more dangerous than solitude.
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For of all gainful professions, nothing is better, nothing more pleasing, nothing more delightful, n...
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What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and...
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing tri...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by accidents of time...
AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
Feast of Juliana of Norwich, Mystic, Teacher, c.1417 If afore us were laid together all the pain...
JULIANA OF NORWICH
Feast of Catherine of Siena, Mystic, Teacher, 1380 You, O eternal Trinity, are a deep sea, into wh...
CATHERINE OF SIENA
Ourselves are to ourselves the cause of ill.
CHILO OF SPARTA CHILON
Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of ...
EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
I must plough my furrow alone.
EARL OF ROSEBERY
It is better to be envied than pitied.
HERODOTUS ("FATHER OF HISTORY")
God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us t...
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA
Even here Thy strong magnetic charms I feel, And pant and tremble like the amorous steel. To l...
JOHN NORRIS OF BEMERTON
With Thee, 'tis one to behold and to pity. Accordingly, Thy mercy followeth every man so long as he ...
NICOLAS OF CUSA
Each man has his fancy.
PERIANDER OF CORINTH
No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace--in peace sons bury their fathers, but in wa...
CROESUS OF LYDIA
I love men, not because they are men, but because they are not women
CHRISTINA OF SWEDEN
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle, yet one candle can ill...
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
There should be less talk. A preaching point is not a meeting point.
MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA
Liars pay the penalty of their own misdeeds.
PERIANDER OF CORINTH
He who assists the wicked will in time rue it.
PERIANDER OF CORINTH
Know thy opportunity.
PITTACUS OF MITYLENE