Our own age is not likely to be distinguished in history for the large numbers of people who insisted on finding the time to think. Plainly, this is not the Age of Meditative Man… Substitutes for repose are a billion dollar business. Almost daily, new antidotes for contemplation spring into being and leap out from […]
I have made noise enough in the world already, perhaps too much, and am now getting old, and want retirement.
Of all the varieties of modern pollution, noise is the most insidious.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As empty vessels make the loudest sound, so they that have the least wit are the greatest babblers.
Do not get excited over the noise you have made.
It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles; the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring out.
The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but a disruption of thought. Of course, where there is nothing to interrupt, noise will not be particularly painful.