— Virgil Ancient Roman poet -70 - -19 до н.э.
Infandum, regina, jubes renovare dolorem. Line 3 (tr. Robert Fitzgerald); these are the opening words of Aeneas's narrative about the fall of Troy, addressed to Queen Dido of Carthage.
— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
„What is the use of speech? Silence were fitter:
Lest we should still be wishing things unsaid.
Though all the words we ever spake were bitter,
Shall I reproach you, dead?“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
„Well, then, to content and silence you, let me say at once, I would shew you what you wish if I could; but I cannot. Would you have me turn my stomach inside out to oblige you?“
— Edwin Abbott Abbott British theologian and author 1838 - 1926
Context: p>Gracious Teacher, deny me not what I know it is in thy power to perform. Grant me but one glimpse of thine interior, and I am satisfied for ever, remaining henceforth thy docile pupil, thy unemancipable slave, ready to receive all thy teachings and to feed upon the words that fall from thy lips. SPHERE. Well, then, to content and silence you, let me say at once, I would shew you what you wish if I could; but I cannot. Would you have me turn my stomach inside out to oblige you?</p Chapter 19. How, Though the Sphere Showed Me Other Mysteries of Spaceland, I Still Desired More; and What Came of It
„I know, Mother, you feel badly and that you would prefer to have me take some other course, if I could in conscience. Yet, Mother, I know you too well to suppose that you would wish me to turn away from what I think is my duty.“
— Lucy Stone American abolitionist and suffragist 1818 - 1893
Context: I know, Mother, you feel badly and that you would prefer to have me take some other course, if I could in conscience. Yet, Mother, I know you too well to suppose that you would wish me to turn away from what I think is my duty. I surely would not be a public speaker if I sought a life of ease, for it will be a most laborious one; nor would I do it for the sake of honor, for I know that I shall be disesteemed, even hated, by some who are now my friends, or who profess to be. Neither would I do it if I sought wealth, because I could secure it with far more ease and worldly honor by being a teacher. If I would be true to myself, true to my Heavenly Father, I must pursue that course of conduct which, to me, appears best calculated to promote the highest good of the world. Letter to her mother (14 March 1847)
„These poems were written by someone I once was and who is so distant to me now that I scarcely recognize him anymore. They speak for a time and a feeling which of course has gone from me but for which I still have a close affection and kinship.“
— Laurie Lee British writer 1914 - 1997
Preface to Selected Poems, André Deutsch Ltd, London, 1983, ISBN 0233975039
— Christopher Hitchens British American author and journalist 1949 - 2011
Authors@Google, August 16, 2007, YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD0B-X9LJjs&feature=youtu.be&t=1h6m59s
— Mike Scott 1958
"Always Dancing, Never Getting Tired"
„“Tell me, then! What is so important?”
“Your life! I could not bear that you should lose it!”
“I feel much the same. Say on.”“
— Jack Vance American mystery and speculative fiction writer 1916 - 2013
Chapter 10, section 2 (p. 948)
„How could she tell, he deceived her so well;
Pity, she'll be the last one to know.
Silence is golden, but my eyes still see;
Silence is golden, golden,
But my eyes still see.“
— Bob Gaudio
Song Silence is Golden http://www.lyricsdownload.com/tremeloes-silence-is-golden-lyrics.html