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Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.

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Source Notes: Source: THOMAS CARLYLE, essay on Sir Walter Scott, Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, vol. 4, p. 190 .Carlyle refers to this theme elsewhere, one example being: As the Swiss Inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden ; or as I might express it: Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity.Carlyle, Sartor Resartus and Selected Prose, book 3, chapter 3, p. 205 .

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Thomas Carlyle (December 4, 1795 - February 5, 1881) was a Scottish essayist, satirist, and historian, whose work was hugely influential during the Victorian era. Coming from a strictly Calvinist family, Carlyle was expected by his parents to become a preacher. However, while at the University of Edinburgh he lost his Christian faith. Nevertheless Calvinist values remained with him throughout his life. This combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order.

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