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As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

Tags: Far, Virtue  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.

Tags: Saying, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.

Tags: Movie, Often  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

Tags: Often, Strong  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.

Tags: Art, Motherhood  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

The man as he converses is the lover; silent, he is the husband.

Tags: Husband, Lover  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.

Tags: Speak, Ten  ✍ Author: Napoleon Bonaparte

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Tags: Conscience, Good  ✍ Author: Edmund Burke

There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.

Tags: Moon, Wolves  ✍ Author: George Carlin

A yawn is a silent shout.

Tags: Shout, Yawn  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.

Tags: Cheese, Poetry  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Laws are silent in time of war.

Tags: Time, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

In time of war the laws are silent.

Tags: Time, War  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Tags: Best, Except  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

And I am saying, how about the other two branches? And putting the pressure on our representatives in the Senate and the Congress, and the court system. They should be counter-acting this corruption, but they are sitting there silent.

Tags: Corruption, Saying  ✍ Author: Kenneth Edmonds

History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes.

Tags: Conquerors, History  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

Tags: Human, Memories  ✍ Author: George Eliot

This love is silent.

Tags: Love  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.

Tags: Church, Service  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.

Tags: Hear, May  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

The beauty we love is very silent. It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks.

Tags: Beauty, Love  ✍ Author: Paul Gallico

I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme, which Alex later renamed Humans Being.

Tags: Song, Written  ✍ Author: Sammy Hagar

Usually the modest person passes for someone reserved, the silent for a sullen person.

Tags: Modest, Someone  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

What is reading, but silent conversation.

Tags: Reading  ✍ Author: Charles Lamb

Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse.

Tags: Children, Often  ✍ Author: Rick Larsen
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Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.

Tags: Black, Ocean  ✍ Author: H. P. Lovecraft

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

Tags: Freedom, Power  ✍ Author: James Madison

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.

Tags: Few, Storm  ✍ Author: John Muir

All tyranny, bigotry, aggression, and cruelty are wrong, and whenever we see it, we must never be silent.

Tags: Tyranny, Wrong  ✍ Author: Ingrid Newkirk

Tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans - I ask for your support.

Tags: Great, Support  ✍ Author: Richard M. Nixon

I think in Vice and American Me I played very silent, rigid characters and people remember them.

Tags: American, Remember  ✍ Author: Edward James Olmos

All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!

Tags: Minds, Music  ✍ Author: Yoko Ono

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.

Tags: Painting, Poetry  ✍ Author: Sylvia Plath

If I could throw my phone away, I would probably do it. It's always on silent, and I don't like when it rings and people are calling. We could live without those things in the past when we just had a phone on the street somewhere, on the corner or at the house. I have no interest in telling all the people what I do every day and where I am.

Tags: Away, Past  ✍ Author: Kimi Raikkonen

On our watch, the conversation with a would-be suicide bomber will not begin with the words, 'You have the right to remain silent.'

Tags: Watch, Words  ✍ Author: Mitt Romney

The silent thing onstage allows for a kind of intimacy that no conversation can have. If I just shut up, we're forced to look at each other and really confront that moment.

Tags: Moment, Shut  ✍ Author: Teller

So many Christian leaders have been so tepid or downright silent on the advance of the homosexual agenda.

Tags: Christian, Leaders  ✍ Author: Lee Terry

The Obama representatives like Robert Gibbs attack people viciously, but people like me will not be silent and will answer them back.

Tags: Answer, Attack  ✍ Author: Donald Trump

Tears are the silent language of grief.

Tags: Language, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Voltaire

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and being silent to be reserved.

Tags: Between, Deceive  ✍ Author: Voltaire

See and keep silent.

Tags: Keep  ✍ Author: Tom Walsh

I had the right to remain silent... but I didn't have the ability.

Tags: Ability, Remain  ✍ Author: Ron White

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.

Tags: May, National  ✍ Author: William Butler Yeats

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.

Tags: Times, Truth  ✍ Author: William Butler Yeats

When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our voices in behalf of our ideals.

Tags: Duty, Men  ✍ Author: Clara Zetkin

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.

Tags: Time, Voice  ✍ Author: Madeleine Albright

The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care.

Tags: Care, Deepest  ✍ Author: Shaun Alexander

Women will no longer be silent when they suffer injustices against them.

Tags: Against, Women  ✍ Author: Gloria Allred

The silent film has a lot of meanings. The first part of the film is comic. It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films. But I think that the second part of the film is full of tenderness and emotion.

Tags: Film, Second  ✍ Author: Pedro Almodovar

Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.

Tags: Faith, Life  ✍ Author: Henri Frederic Amiel

I get even more nervous singing when everyone's fallen silent, but I really try to communicate the meaning of the lyrics, and there's people there listening to that, and if they're moved by it, then I'm moved as well.

Tags: Everyone, Try  ✍ Author: Namie Amuro

As an actor I'm part of a long line of character people you can take back to the silent movies.

Tags: Character, Movies  ✍ Author: Curtis Armstrong

I haven't been silent. I teach, I lecture at universities, I write, I'm not silent.

Tags: Teach, Write  ✍ Author: Bill Ayers

Are these the Americans? People remain silent and placate the Americans. By God, they only deserve scorn. We slaughtered them yesterday and we will continue to slaughter them.

Tags: Deserve, God  ✍ Author: Sylvia Ashton-Warner

When you see a silent movie, you understand everything that's going on from the images because the images are so strong.

Tags: Strong, Understand  ✍ Author: Monica Bellucci

Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.

Tags: Greatest, Soul  ✍ Author: Ezra Taft Benson

Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.

Tags: Act, Prepared  ✍ Author: Annie Besant

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient; to dream, to speak to them, to be silent among them, to think of indifferent things; but among them, everything is equal.

Tags: Dream, Speak  ✍ Author: John Bruton

Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.

Tags: Eyes, Young  ✍ Author: William C. Bryant

Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.

Tags: Keep, Life  ✍ Author: John Buchan

I'm becoming more squeamish. I didn't use to be - nine years of 'Silent Witness' prepared me for most things one will have the misfortune to see in life. Before, I'd be wading up to my neck in gore, but now I tend to look away.

Tags: Away, Life  ✍ Author: Amanda Burton

I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.

Tags: Art, Keep  ✍ Author: Emily Carr

The eyes those silent tongues of love.

Tags: Eyes, Love  ✍ Author: Miguel de Cervantes

I would consider all of the legislation which I have supported meaningless if I were to sit idly by, silent, during a period which may go down in history as an era when we permitted the curtailment of our liberties.

Tags: History, May  ✍ Author: Dennis Chavez

During war, the laws are silent.

Tags: Laws, War  ✍ Author: Madonna Ciccone

All round the room my silent servants wait, My friends in every season, bright and dim.

Tags: Friends, Wait  ✍ Author: Barry Cornwall

The main thing is that the 'C' is silent, so it kind of starts with a 'Z.' Z-O-O-K-RIE. It's Ukrainian, on my dad's side.

Tags: Dad, Side  ✍ Author: Matt Czuchry

We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts.

Tags: Spiritual, Universe  ✍ Author: Ruth St. Denis

I find infidelity interesting because it's so revelatory about people. It's this really silent thing. Everyone acknowledges it as a general practice, but nobody likes to go beyond that, to get down to the nitty-gritty.

Tags: Everyone, Infidelity  ✍ Author: Junot Diaz

Is it any wonder that for millions of men the only intimacy is physical, silent, and predictable?

Tags: Men, Wonder  ✍ Author: Phil Donahue

Now, what does an actor who can't talk do? Wait for silent pictures to come back?

Tags: Talk, Wait  ✍ Author: Kirk Douglas

For me, I loved it. I only want to make silent movies now.

Tags: Loved, Movies  ✍ Author: Jean Dujardin

No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.

Tags: Eye, Labor  ✍ Author: Steve Forbes

They are the silent griefs which cut the heart-strings.

Tags: Cut  ✍ Author: John Ford

At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake, then during this silent period we have taken several measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister.

Tags: Beginning, Lives  ✍ Author: Alberto Fujimori

How do you make the timelessness of inert, silent objects count for something? How to use the, in a way, dumbness of sculpture in a way that acts on us as living things?

Tags: Acts, Living  ✍ Author: Antony Gormley

I left the room with silent dignity, but caught my foot in the mat.

Tags: Dignity, Left  ✍ Author: George Grossmith

Only when the voice of duty is silent, or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think of the consequences of a particular action.

Tags: Action, May  ✍ Author: Augustus Hare

Actually, I met a lot of directors and most of them have that fantasy to make a silent movie because for directors it's the purest way to tell a story. It's about creating images that tell a story and you don't need dialogue for that.

Tags: Story, Tell  ✍ Author: Michel Hazanavicius

I always loved silent movies. I was not a specialist, but I loved them. And when I started directing, I became really fascinated by the format - how it works, the device of the silent movie.

Tags: Loved, Movies  ✍ Author: Michel Hazanavicius

Gird your hearts with silent fortitude, suffering yet hoping all things.

Tags: Hearts, Suffering  ✍ Author: Claude Adrien Helvetius

I did some products for the Apple II, most notably the first small low cost thermal printer, the Silent Type.

Tags: Cost, Small  ✍ Author: Andy Hertzfeld

It would have been more comfortable to remain silent.

Tags: Remain  ✍ Author: Anita Hill

Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone.

Tags: Empty, Fall  ✍ Author: Hedda Hopper

The rhythm of my career has always been very static, staccato and then silent, and then a lot of work, and then none.

Tags: Career, Work  ✍ Author: Holly Hunter

I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent war would be more tolerable.

Tags: Felt, War  ✍ Author: Pamela Hansford Johnson

I can't bear the silent ringing in my skull.

Tags: Bear, Skull  ✍ Author: Jonathan Lethem

President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger. Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger.

Tags: President, Pronounce  ✍ Author: David Letterman

Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent.

Tags: Speak, Yourself  ✍ Author: George Henry Lewes

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio, there's no audience. TV, there's no audience. I need the response of the audience, even if it's a silent response.

Tags: Audience, Radio  ✍ Author: Al Lewis

People ask me, 'What do you do?' And I tell them I'm a writer, but always with the silent reservation, 'I am, of course, not really a writer. Hemingway was a writer.'

Tags: Ask, Tell  ✍ Author: David Mamet

My first ball I ever got from a Big League player I actually got to purchase in Dodger Stadium in a silent auction, was Reggie Jackson.

Tags: Actually, Big  ✍ Author: Pedro Martinez

I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener.

Tags: Listener, Naturally  ✍ Author: Robert Maxwell

He who is silent must be agreed with, for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon, without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.

Tags: Shall, Wings  ✍ Author: Bryant H. McGill

Hope will never be silent.

Tags: Hope  ✍ Author: Harvey Milk

Now I'm the go-to-girl for silent films.

Tags: Films  ✍ Author: Penelope Ann Miller

Harvey Weinstein bought our film, and he's an animal. He's got us out there campaigning and everything because honestly it's a silent black-and-white film.

Tags: Animal, Film  ✍ Author: Penelope Ann Miller

The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes.

Tags: Causes, Majority  ✍ Author: Brian Moore

And soon, too soon, we part with pain, To sail o'er silent seas again.

Tags: Again, Pain  ✍ Author: Thomas Moore

There's nothing stupider than bursting into song for seven seconds and then falling silent again.

Tags: Again, Song  ✍ Author: Richard Morris
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