MARCH TWENTY-THIRD

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of life.... Nay, in thy own mean perplexities, do thou thyself but hold thy tongue for one day; on the morrow how much clearer are thy purposes and duties!
—Thomas Carlyle

Deliberate much before you say and do anything; for it will not be in your power to recall what is said or done.
—Epictetus