„Let silence be your general rule; or say only what is necessary and in few words.“

Kontextus: Let silence be your general rule; or say only what is necessary and in few words. We shall, however, when occasion demands, enter into discourse sparingly, avoiding such common topics as gladiators, horse-races, athletes; and the perpetual talk about food and drink. Above all avoid speaking of persons, either in the way of praise or blame, or comparison. If you can, win over the conversation of your company to what it should be by your own. But if you should find yourself cut off without escape among strangers and aliens, be silent. (164).

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Corneliu Zelea Codreanu fénykép
Blaise Pascal fénykép

„A few rules include all that is necessary for the perfection of“

—  Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662

The Art of Persuasion
Kontextus: A few rules include all that is necessary for the perfection of the definitions, the axioms, and the demonstrations, and consequently of the entire method of the geometrical proofs of the art of persuading.

Henri Nouwen fénykép

„Sometimes we like a book, sometimes we prefer music. Sometimes we want to sing out with hundreds, sometimes only whisper with a few. Sometimes we want to say it with words, sometimes with a deep silence.“

—  Henri Nouwen Dutch priest and writer 1932 - 1996

With Open Hands (1972)
Kontextus: Only within this kind of life does a spoken prayer make sense. A prayer in church, at table or in school is only a witness to what we want to make of our entire lives. Such a prayer reminds us that praying is living and it invites us to make this an ever-greater reality. Thus, there are as many ways to pray as there are moments in life. Sometimes we seek out a quiet spot and want to be alone, sometimes we look for a friend and want to be together. Sometimes we like a book, sometimes we prefer music. Sometimes we want to sing out with hundreds, sometimes only whisper with a few. Sometimes we want to say it with words, sometimes with a deep silence.

Bahá'u'lláh fénykép
Audre Lorde fénykép
Sydney Smith fénykép

„In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigour it will give your style.“

—  Sydney Smith English writer and clergyman 1771 - 1845

Vol. I, ch. 11 http://books.google.com/books?id=R18JAAAAQAAJ&q=%22In+composing+as+a+general+rule+run+your+pen+through+every+other+word+you+have+written+you+have+no+idea+what+vigour+it+will+give+your+style%22&pg=PA382#v=onepage
Lady Holland's Memoir (1855)

Pierre Corneille fénykép

„After having won a scepter, few are so generous
As to disdain the pleasures of ruling.“

—  Pierre Corneille, Cinna

Peu de généreux vont jusqu'à dédaigner,
Après un sceptre acquis, la douceur de régner.
Maxime, act II, scene i.
Cinna (1641)

Howard Bloom fénykép

„From a few basic rules you can generate a cosmos.“

—  Howard Bloom American publicist and author 1943

Brace Yourself: The Five Heresies
The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates (2012)

Jane Austen fénykép
Pythagoras fénykép

„Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 i.e.

Margaret Atwood fénykép

„There is so much silence between the words,
you say. You say, The sensed absence
of God and the sensed presence
amount to much the same thing,
only in reverse.“

—  Margaret Atwood, könyv Morning in the Burned House

"In the Secular Night"
Morning in the Burned House (1995)
Kontextus: There is so much silence between the words,
you say. You say, The sensed absence
of God and the sensed presence
amount to much the same thing,
only in reverse.
You say, I have too much white clothing.
You start to hum.
Several hundred years ago
this could have been mysticism
or heresy. It isn’t now.
Outside there are sirens.
Someone’s been run over.
The century grinds on.

G. I. Gurdjieff fénykép

„A man can keep silence in such a ways that no one will even notice it. The whole point is that we say a good deal too much. If we limited ourselves to what is actually necessary, this alone would be keeping the silence.“

—  G. I. Gurdjieff influential spiritual teacher, Armenian philosopher, composer and writer 1866 - 1949

In Search of the Miraculous (1949)
Kontextus: A man can keep silence in such a ways that no one will even notice it. The whole point is that we say a good deal too much. If we limited ourselves to what is actually necessary, this alone would be keeping the silence. And it is the same with everything else, with food, with pleasures, with sleep; with everything there is a limit to what is necessary. After this "sin" begins. This is something that must be grasped, a "sin" is something which is not necessary.

Alastair Reynolds fénykép
Elbert Hubbard fénykép

„He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.“

—  Elbert Hubbard American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher fue el escritor del jarron azul 1856 - 1915

Marcus Aurelius fénykép

„Let your occupations be few," says the sage, "if you would lead a tranquil life.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, könyv Meditations

Ὀλίγα πρῆσσε, φησίν, εἰ μέλλεις εὐθυμήσειν
IV, 24
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book IV

Samuel Butler fénykép

„As a general rule philosophy is like stirring mud or not letting a sleeping dog lie.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902

Philosophy
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part XX - First Principles
Kontextus: As a general rule philosophy is like stirring mud or not letting a sleeping dog lie. It is an attempt to deny, circumvent or otherwise escape from the consequences of the interlacing of the roots of things with one another.

Josh Billings fénykép
Dejan Stojanovic fénykép

„When the long bygone Lee Po wanted to say something, he could do it with only a few words.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

“Just a Few Words,” p. 62
The Sun Watches the Sun (1999), Sequence: “A Stone and a Word”

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