„Silence is one of the gates to wisdom.“

Ibn Shu’ba al-Harrani, Tuhaf al-'Uqul, p. 523.
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„Silence is a great wisdom.“

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„Silence is a fence around wisdom.“

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„Silence does not always mark wisdom.“

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„Silence is a door among the doors of wisdom - indeed, silence begets and attracts love, it is the proof of all the beneficiences.“

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„Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real, to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom.“

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„In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence; the second, listening; the third, remembering; the fourth practicing; the fifth, teaching others“

—  Solomon ibn Gabirol Avicebron 1021 - 1058

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„Silence is the wit of fools, and one of the virtues of the wise.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924

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