silent 静かな

April 18, 2015 =========
☆ silent 静かな
I’m sure you know this word already, so let’s look at some quotes using it, so you can see this word in action! This quote by Abraham Lincoln is one of my favorites!
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”
I’m a little shy (honestly, I am!) and so I am often the silent person in a group, I prefer to listen, but if anyone asks me why I am not speaking, I tell them this quote – I don’t want to say something and prove that I am a fool. Ha ha 🙂
Another favorite of mine is by Henry Van Dyke, an American author from the 1850’s.
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang the best.”
This is a good one for people who are not confident speaking English, I think; Speak English even if you think you are not the best English speaker!