Cato on Speech

“Consider in silence whatever any one says: speech both conceals and reveals the inner soul of man.”

~ Cato

Confucius on Silence

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”

~ Confucius

Tsunetomo Yamamoto on Silence

“A person who is discreet in speaking will be useful during the good times and will avoid punishment during the bad.”

~ Tsunetomo Yamamoto / Hagakure

Buddha on Words

“Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.”

~ Buddha

William Shakespeare

“Talkers are no good doers.”

~ William Shakespeare

Cato The Younger on Silence

“I begin to speak only when I’m certain what I’ll say isn’t better left unsaid.”

~ Cato the Younger

Seneca on Silence

“It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence”

~ Seneca