SPEECH IS SILVER , SILENCE IS GOLDEN
There is a Biblical proverb , ‘If speech is silver , then silence is golden ‘ . This proverb implies that silence is a priceless gift . Very often , in conversation , some people speak non – stop , and say hardly anything of value . Little do they realize that people , even in company , need silence in order to evaluate What is going on in their minds .
A good number of people think that whatever they say is very important and needs to be listened to . One valuable quality of communication is the ability to be a good listener .Listening to others is an art . But unfortunately ,sometimes people just wait for the other person to stop so that they can begin their own part – which they rehearse while pretending to listen .
To be silent is to be sensitive to the other person ‘s thoughts and problems . If you wish your company to be valued by others , sometimes keep quiet , listen and pay attention while others are speaking . By doing this you will be more helpful than chattering nineteen to the dozen . There is a beautiful song which has this line : You say it best when you say nothing all !