Speech is silver, silence is golden
This page is about the saying "Speech is silver, silence is golden"
Speaking is good but saying nothing is better. Discretion can be worth more than even eloquent words.
speech (noun): the act of speaking | silver (noun): a greyish-white precious metal | gold (noun): a yellow precious metal (more valuable than silver) | This proverb is also found as: "Speech is silver but silence is golden."
If it's true that "speech is silver, silence is golden", then words can be
Contributor: Josef Essberger