– Silence under irritation
– Silence under criticism
– Silence under disappointment
– Silence when rebuffed
– Silence under ingratitude
– Silence under jealousy in oneself
– Silence under the jealousy of others
– Silence under disloyalty
– Silence when self-pleased
– Silence in sorrows of all kinds
No practice seems of more value than silence.
It gives the impression of latent force.
It wins confidence.
It secures deference.
A judicious reserve clothes a person with an air of mystery,
often the most interesting aspect of personality.
Silence has also a positive quality in forebearance.
There are forbearances of speech that constitute most effective replies;
which work persuasion that a torrent of eloquence cannot accomplish.