Calumnies Are Answered Best With Silence. BenJonson ['Volpone', 1605]
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Calumnies are answered best with silence.
BenJonson ['Volpone', 1605]
The best answer to anger is silence. German Proverb
A prating barber asked Archelaus how he would be trimmed.
He answered, "In silence." -- Plutarch (46-120 AD) -- Archelau...
Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself. (Maxim 79)
Silence is said to be golden, but the best fools the world has ever produced had nothing to say on the subject.
-- Josh Billing...
Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself.
-- Francis, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) -- Maxim 79...
Fame may be compared to a scold: the best way to silence her is to let her alone, and she will at last be out of breath in blowing her own trumpet.
Once, during a trial in which she was accused of indecency on stage, the judge asked, "Miss West, are you trying to show contempt for this court?
She answered, "On the contrary, your Honor, I was doin' my best to conceal it....
Silence = Death.