speech is silver , silence is golden

speech is silver , silence is golden
quiet is almost always better than speaking

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  • speech is silver, but silence is golden — See also the abbreviated form silence is golden. 1834 CARLYLE in Fraser’s Magazine June 668 As the Swiss Inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden (Speech is silvern, Silence is golden). 1865 A. RICHARDSON Secret Service ii. A… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • silence is golden — Sometimes in the fuller version speech is silver, but silence is golden. 1865 W. WHITE Eastern England II. ix. Silence is golden, says the proverb. We apprehend the full significance..in some lone hamlet situate amid a ‘thousand fields’. 1923 A.… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • silence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Absence of sound Nouns 1. silence; stillness, quiet, peace, hush; inaudibility. 2. (reluctance or inability to speak) muteness, dumbness, aphony, voicelessness; taciturnity, reticence; deadness, dullness …   English dictionary for students

  • silence — see silence is a woman’s best garment silence is golden silence means consent speech is silver, but silence is golden …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • golden — see a golden key can open any door silence is golden speech is silver, but silence is golden …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • silence — 01. The sound of thunder broke the [silence] of the night. 02. The room was totally [silent] except for the sound of the snoring dog. 03. My sister likes to sit in church, and enjoy the [silence] and the peacefulness. 04. The young couple sat in… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • silver — 01. She was wearing rings of gold and [silver] on every finger. 02. I remember my grandmother with her [silver] hair, and bright red lipstick. 03. My parents always used their best china and [silver] for supper at Christmas. 04. The girl was… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • silver — see every cloud has a silver lining speech is silver, but silence is golden …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • speech — see speech is silver, but silence is golden …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Silvern — Sil vern, a. [AS. seolfern, sylfren.] Made of silver. [Archaic.] Wyclif (Acts xix. 24). [1913 Webster] Speech is silvern; silence is golden. Old Proverb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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