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Pindar

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Biography - Pindar:

Ancient Greek lyric poet. (*Approximate years of birth and death).
Born: -552 - Died: -543
Period:
5th century BC
6th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece

Silence is often the truest wisdom.



Note 

Note



Other version: “Often is man's best wisdom to be silent.”




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Le silence est souvent la plus haute sagesse de l'homme.

German
Das Schweigen ist oft das Weiseste.




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Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Silence is the sanctuary of prudence.




Quotes for: wisdom


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Quotes about wisdom:


Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
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Quotes for: silence


Quotes

Quotes about silence:


Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.
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If you have words stronger than silence, speak. If you do not have them, then remain silent.
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It is a brief refusal when the wise man meets a request with silence.
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The rest is silence.
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In time of war the laws are silent.
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Pindar also said...


Become such as you are, having learned what that is.
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War is sweet to those who have no experience of it,
but the experienced man trembles exceedingly at heart on its approach.

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Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
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Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
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Men are the dreams of a shadow.
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Even wisdom has to yield to self-interest.
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