27 October 2011

Silence is Golden

There is an old adage which says, "Silence is golden." But is it always so? I recently ran across this statement: "Silence is not always golden --sometimes it is just plain yellow!". Certainly "silence is golden" at times. There are times when silence pays rich dividends

There are other times, however, when silence is not "golden". It may be just plain "yellow" or cowardly in such instances! To remain silent at times when one should speak up is to be guilty of cowardice and results in a failure to do one's duty.

As Thomas Carlyle said, "Speech is silvern, Silence is Golden." It means that speech is like silver or money, in that speech only lasts a while, but silence is golden and lasts an eternity.

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