Tag Archives: Silence

First Principles: Freedom Is More Usually Taken Through Gradual and Silent Encroachments

“There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison, speech to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788     … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Attempted Censorship Often Honors the Superiority of An Idea

“The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.” – Joseph Sobran (1946-2010)      

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Thought For the Day: Silence Can Be An Acceptable Response

“To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.” – Colette, author (28 Jan 1873-1954)        

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Thought For the Day: Better To Silent Than Speak and Be Thought A Fool

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Maurice Switzer, in Mother Goose, Her Book I do not know that I fully agree with this adage.  Maybe, I think, it is … Continue reading

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City of Noise

City of Noise by Michael Romani For our ears there is no escape Not from the bustling sounds Of our shared landscape The omnipresent din that surrounds This may seem benign and endearing But is noise pollution that we are … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Sometimes It Is the Silence In Music That Speaks Loudest

“A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer (1906-2001)          

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Willful Blindness

Willful Blindness by Michael Romani Few in words but reliable Is the life found viable Stated simply in the declarative The crucial moments in our narrative These crucial moments of unsparing poetry Slip the strictures in blurred novelty The courage … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Never Miss A Good Chance To Shut Up

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers  Seemingly harsh, it is sound advice.  An old half remembered adage states something to the effect that God created each of us with two eyes and two ears but … Continue reading

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Certain Kind of Magic

Certain Kind of Magic by Michael Romani Love is a certain kind of magic Often cruel and sometimes tragic Yet, we would give everything For one more minute to sing To sing its praises on high Though, other times we … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Entertain

Do you remember? Do you recall? The time at the grasshopper’s ball It was worth a chirp to entertain But, to think of it as more was just in vain Winters are perfect for the coldhearted With a pervasive silence … Continue reading

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