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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.Carlyle, Thomas
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 . · This quote is about silence · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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