Silence is best, rather than explaining or justifying what you feel. True friends know you even when you are in silence.
Sometimes there is so much you want to say and get off your chest. It is better to keep your mouth shut and not put your self on their level. Silence is golden! ~ Lee Smith
Before I would raise my voice to make my point understood but with time I learnt it is just a waste of time. It is better to stay silent. There is no point in arguing with fools. They will argue till they bring you down to their level and then will win with their foolishness. Silence is golden! ~ Prem Latha
When it is a family member who is completely unreasonable, when no compromise can be met, when there is nothing left to say because everything has already been said, when nothing seems to make any difference and the other person just refuses to be reasonable. I have learned to just let it be what it is and let go and say no more. It is what it is and you can’t make someone care if they don’t. ~ Kim Dayton
I once received a letter from someone close to me with very hurtful and misguided thoughts. I know this person all to well, and had I responded, my feelings would not have been validated and perhaps even be further minimized. Instead of subjecting myself to that, I chose not to respond. I have never responded to that injurious letter. This person who wrote it, I know is troubled that I never took the time to respond. But God is with me on this when I say, if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all. My silence has spoken volumes and I remain true to this that it is a powerful way to respond. ~ Diane Dacko
I pray first before I talk to the person. Sometimes I have to whisper and speak gently so they can hear. Most of the time, I spoke at dawn after their restful sleep when the world is quiet. My voice is low, gentle, direct to the point and truthful few words. I find it very effective! ~ Len Roderus