I Think Sometimes Silence Is Best Even When You're Right

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    someone in my life taught me

    that lesson the hard way
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    Jun 7, 2015

    Silence Is Better

    Under all speech that is good for anything three lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time. Silence is the genius of fools and one of the virtues of the wise.
    Friendlybabe Friendlybabe
    31-35, F
    Aug 13, 2010

    Mums The Word

    "To argue with a fool makes you an even bigger one."But speaking just as a mum, and a wife,sometimes it's best to let them discover the truth on their own.True understanding comes about through experience.Allow enough rope, and hopefully instead of hanging themselves,they'll...
    Amandalyn Amandalyn
    31-35, F
    Feb 26, 2012

    Hate Fighting

    I really, really, really hate arguing, and nowadays people just don't seem to know how to disagree without arguing. ****** me off really. Then there are the times when people are driving me absolutely mad with their stupidity, but I know if I say what is truly on my mind, it will...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian
    18-21, F
    Jan 24, 2012

    I can read your fortune.

    I don't use cards, tea leaves, or read your palm. I use a completely innovative techniques specifically for online application.
    Bornwildagain Bornwildagain
    70+, M
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    But Sometimes You Need To Speak.

    WHO VOTED "NO" TO MAKE ENGLISH OUR OFFICIAL LANGUAGE? - WHO VOTED "YES" TO GIVE ILLEGALS SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS? Don’t forget. November 2 is “Take out the trash day”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please remember November elections are not far off. It's time to take...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    11 Responses Aug 5, 2010

    There are just those moments

    when you know that your right, but you also know that If you go on about it that an argument will start up. So then why say it if you know that you are right? you've already won that battle if you know that you are right and plus sometimes it's better to play it smart.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 10, 2015


    While my immediate manager is awesome, he is a better follower than manager. However, the owner’s husband is over him, and he is an extreme micromanager. We have no chain of command, he comes in at random and disrupts the flow of our daily routine to control the situation. He...
    wildfreedom wildfreedom
    51-55, M
    Jan 19, 2013

    Hush, Dont Speak

    You argue. You fight. You raise your hand as if to slap me. But I stay quiet, with my head hung in remorse. You stop. You turn away. A smile graces my lips. Without saying anything at all, I had won.
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 23, 2010


    Assess the situation you are in, sometimes its just not worth giving your opinion when you know the person listening wont be able to handle it. Tired of always being thoughtful towards others in this life and not getting it back.
    PrincessLulu PrincessLulu
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2010

    The Golden Rule For The Married Man.

    This is the first rule we learn right after we say I do. We learn the first rule because the second rule is that it wont make a difference because we wont get the last word in anyway. Be Silent, Live Longer. My Best.
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2011

    But I'm Not Going To Be Very Quiet About This.

    VOTE CONSERVATIVE THIS NOVEMBER. GET RID OF THE INCUMBENTS ALSO. We can't stand more spending in Washington. Our children can't afford the bills we're running up for them to pay. We can't let the government get so big that we end up in a dictatorship. Please my friends...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia
    41-45, M
    11 Responses Jul 22, 2010

    Silence is not avoidance,

    nor it is a punishment, although some people who are given the treatment think that way. For me, it gives me a chance to silence my own rattled thoughts so I may be able to listen to the still voice of a Higher Power. Some people need to learn this, especially those who are...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe
    41-45, F
    Jun 6, 2015

    Sometimes, Even If Your Right, Words Can Make Matters Worse.

    When people fight, of course they're going to be stubborn with what they think. Depending on their position, most of the time no matter what you say, they're going to go against it and not listen to a single word you say. So, why waste your breath ? If your in a confrontation...
    klovepink klovepink
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

    The Real Reason Behind My Silence

    Sometimes I wonder for how long I should keep silent. Silence maybe the best when it comes to dealing with someone but sometimes it just kills me from inside. I’ve kept quiet for quite a long time. If only I had the courage to tell him how WRONG he is. I believe I have the...
    Michhhhnat Michhhhnat
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2011

    After The Affair

    You, there, crumpled in a ball of pain, your spine standing out in stark relief--  I can see you.  I know how much it hurts to watch everything you are lose cohesion.  I have been through that darkness; I have walked those roads.  I remember the gaping void that opened in my...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 23, 2011

    A Time For Everything

    Who decides who's right or wrong We have justified our reasons Their is always two sides to a story and then in the middle is the truth we never get to hear that side Wisdom is knowing what to overlook Silence says more than words that are meaningless In a moment of anger words...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch
    41-45, F
    Feb 1, 2013

    Is It?

    Speak now, or forever hold your peace. This all too famous phrase has been dancing and bouncing and haunting around in my mind all day. There's nothing peaceful about feeling strongly about something, but silencing yourself for the rest of your life. I'm so glad I can just cut...
    trytostealthisname trytostealthisname
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

    Silence Is Both A Choice And An Action.

    You know you're right You know you've got the facts You know you know   and even then...sometimes...not often but sometimes...its best to just let go of being attached to being right and let silence speak a deeper wisdom... for those who know...know for those...
    41-45, M
    16 Responses Apr 25, 2010
    Coffee0606 Coffee0606
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    The Secret To Silence

    And things fall into place when we take time to sit in silence; to watch quietly the speed at how we live each day.Not hide or shun the world. But only a moment or two..... to recollect oneself..... and realize that we are right even more.
    RedDust RedDust
    41-45, F
    Nov 16, 2012

    That´s so true! It took many years of

    experience but now I´ve got the right feeling when I keep quiet despite I am right and when I continue talking. This feeling helped me to master a lot of situations well!
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2016
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    Going Within

    There is a dignity in silence. When someone is wanting debate and getting argumentative, I withdraw, even when I have much to say on the matter. If a person wishes to talk calmly and listen with their heart, then I speak. But if they do not want to hear, and only want to...
    BeththeButterfly BeththeButterfly
    46-50, F
    Feb 3, 2013

    Zzzip It.

    It has taken a while to get to the point in my life when I know when to speak up or remain silent. I use to react rather feisty when others pushed my buttons. I have since learnt that it is far better to smile, not retaliate and calmly walk away. It takes the wind out of their...
    Kadie101 Kadie101
    41-45, F
    Jul 10, 2012

    True but impossible. I just don't know how to

    keep thoughts to myself. Never have. Not even once to be honest. If no one listened of write them down. Impossible to keep them inside.
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    I Am Silent And I Am A Winner!

    Most rich people are silent, they kept numb about their wealth... Most genius are silent and just waiting for the result of their inventions.. I commend those who helps without letting anybody know, especially who donates for victims or charities that don't even want to mention...
    myAneth myAneth
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

    So I Will Be Quiet

    As I look back at my childhood, the thing I remember most about my house was my father speaking in a quiet tone and my mother yelling (a lot). When my mother yelled I always thought my father withdrew...but with my experiences from the last week...I no longer think so. I thinks...
    natashamarie natashamarie
    41-45, F
    Aug 5, 2010

    Some People Don't Get It

    I am surrounded with hypocrytes and fanatics, so when they start an argument, I just nod. There is noway I can make them understand, so I save my breath.
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2010


    The words "I told you so" are usually mean.  I know I was right, you know you were wrong.  We both know I advised you of your unwise choice.  So why should I point this out? It's unpleasant enough to be wrong; hearing "I told you so" does nothing but add insult to...
    MossAgate MossAgate
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2010

    Is it worth arguing your point sometimes!

    ? Some people just can't accept being disproven and generally, they're sore losers. Instances like this, I just feel it best to bite your tongue and give them the benefit of the doubt. Non confrontational approach to matters.
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    Silence should not be underestimated.

    It is far more powerful and profoundly effective than you may realize.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    I have mastered this art.

    It has come to a point that I can still smile. I'm too worn out to point out things and in the end, having it as an argument. Why have that when we can avoid and prevent? People around me always forgets the things I say. It feels like I'm not important enough even to be...
    nurabj09 nurabj09
    Jul 6, 2014

    Growth And Learning

    There are times when you have to know WHEN to be silent. It's hard to do when you know you're right.... There's a lesson to be learned in everything and sometimes you have to let the other person learn that lesson. Sometimes you learn a lesson in your silence in knowing that...
    Miluna Miluna
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2011

    Story of my life: I'm good.

    ..I'm great....but for only three rounds
    Bornwildagain Bornwildagain
    70+, M
    Jun 18, 2015

    :-) Love This Group Theme..

    It can be a difficult thing - Letting the truth stand, And stepping back. It takes great certainty in oneself. It takes faith.
    rockyj rockyj
    31-35, F
    Dec 12, 2010

    Sometimes it is not the words

    that hurt...... It is the lasting silence that makes the heart so numb and cold.
    hiddentears hiddentears
    26-30, F
    Nov 4, 2015

    Thirteen years old hitch hiking on lonely

    highway #3 in rural southern Indiana. Completely bored in the small town where I was growing up..I was headed to Charlestown. Charlestown being the next town over on old highway #3 ...there they have a community center with pool tables and other games and kids.. It's probably...
    Bornwildagain Bornwildagain
    70+, M
    Jun 12, 2015

    Silence Hmmm!

    I have learned to choose my battles. Sometimes I just get quiet because I am through with the whole drama scenario and just dont care anymore. Even though people say a person can't argue by themselves I know someone who just thinks they are right when they are wrong and just...
    holdingontomydreams holdingontomydreams
    Jul 23, 2010

    May Be

    but dream on me keep quite when some one has pushed my buttons never happen it never happen as a child or teen and will not happen now but i do agree
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2
    61-65, M
    Jun 30, 2011


    Really, these are all not nice memories for me, so i find it difficult to dig it all up and put it into words. To do this i must be bright fresh and crisp. I agree with the statement 'i think sometimes silence is best even when your're right', but im not up to having to write one...
    lafsnack lafsnack
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 27, 2011

    I Am Dead Silent

    I do not like to sound like a know-it-all.  When I know an answer to a question, I do not answer it all of the time when I am confident in my answer.  Whether it is an answer to a daily math problem, a question about the weather, or just a simple answer to a trivial question...
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 7, 2011


    I think it is most important to be silent when you are right. They won't appreciate you telling them they are wrong, and when you prove them wrong and show them you are right, they will resent you for it.
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    Oct 27, 2012

    I Think Sometimes Silence Is Best When Arguing With Fools..

    I have a few friends who you can't say anything to, and I do mean anything. They always have to be right and you are always wrong.  We end up talking in cirlces and I think " This person is an idiot" and then I continue to think "No, I'm the idiot for trying to reason with...
    SukYoung SukYoung
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2010
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