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  • “Speak only if it improves upon the silence.” - Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Never say anything that doesn't improve on silence.” ― Richard Yates
  • I appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking.
  • It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.
  • Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
  • Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.
  • You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way.
  • Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.
  • Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.
  • "Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." - Benjamin Franklin
  • Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
  • It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.
  • “in times like the present, one should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity.” ― Abraham Lincoln
  • What's the use of complaining about something you have no intentions of changing it?
  • The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.