Oration and Silence

"Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual use."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nature has given us two ears but only one mouth."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter - it`s the difference between a lightning bug and the lightning."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"It's often not what we say that hurts, but what we don't say."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A man speaks of what he knows, a woman of what pleases her: the one requires knowledge, the other taste."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He who doesn't understand your silence will probably not understand your words."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Speak only if it improves upon the silence."

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A good listener is usually thinking about something else."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I don't care how much a man talks, if he only says it in a few words."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We come too late to say anything which has not been said already."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"True eloquence consists in saying all that is necessary, and nothing but what is necessary."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute."

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The talkative man speaks from his mouth, the eloquent man speaks from his heart."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It is better to stay silent and let people think you are an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

Rating: 2.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Bore, n. A person who talks when you wish him to listen."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)