When silence steals the room.

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“Oysters open completely when the moon is full; and when the crab sees one it throws a piece of stone or seaweed into it and the oyster cannot close again so it serves the crab for meat. Such is the fate of him who opens his mouth too much and thereby puts himself at the mercy of his listener.”

— Leonardo da Vinchi

Often, the Most Powerful People in the Room Are the Most Quiet

“The human tongue is a beast that few can master. It strains constantly to break out of its cage, and if it is not tamed, it will run wild and cause you grief. Power cannot accrue to those who squander their treasure of words.”

— Robert Greene

The 3 Laws of Silence & Power

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