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Bob Monkhouse Quotes and Sayings

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Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted.
- Bob Monkhouse

I'm not saying my wife's a bad cook,
but she uses a smoke alarm as a timer.
- Bob Monkhouse

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music and silence combine strongly
because music is done with silence,
and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
- Mark Helprin

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
- Marilu Henner

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work.
He wasn't afraid of silence.
He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
- Bob Newhart

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak
ill requires only our silence,
which costs us nothing.
- John Tillotson

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech,
adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
- Federico Fellini

Silence is the mother of truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen,
I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
- Paul Robeson

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips,
lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace...
on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
- William Drummond

When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter;
that's when the silence comes closer;
that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.
- Bruce Jackson

But with exquisite breathing you smile,
with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as
you tick in the silence and settle in sleep.
- Karl Shapiro

Silence, exile, cunning and so on...
it's my nature to keep quiet about most things.
Even the ideas in my work.
- Don DeLillo

A painter paints his pictures on canvas.
But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
We provide the music, and you provide the silence.
- Leopold Stokowski

Silence is an ornament for women.
- Sophocles

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
- Amy Goodman

A man who lives right, and is right,
has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
- Phillips Brooks

The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell.
- Joyce Maynard

The Man Without a Country, was an orator no one could
silence and no one could answer.
- Thomas Starr King

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
- Confucius

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
- Myrtle Reed

Once I was condemned to three months' absolute silence.
As I could not speak, I wrote a book.
- Nana Mouskouri

Silence is more eloquent than words.
- Thomas Carlyle

I am a prince I have it all, and I hear your foot steps on the wall,
I wait in silence for your call, and take a shot and watch you fall.
- Trey Anastasio

Against the State, against the Church,
against the silence of the medical profession,
against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past,
the woman of today arises.
- Margaret Sanger

Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
- Samuel Butler

I like to sit in my backyard.
I go out on the hammock and sit in silence and kind of meditate.
Nature is calming, and it's nice to go out there and clear my head.
- Devon Werkheiser

It's kind of like Silence of the lambs meets Boogey Nights.
- Brittany Daniel

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts,
the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
- Charlotte Bronte

One of the greatest sounds of them all -
and to me it is a sound -
is utter,
complete silence.
- Andre Kostelanetz

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge,
silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
- Khalil Gibran

That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
- Thomas Hardy

Your silence gives consent.
- Plato

The power of the harasser, the abuser,
the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

Silence is best.
- John Hewson

The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are
men of ideas and free minds.
- Isaiah Berlin


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