Short Excerpt on Silence (Climacus)

“Intelligent silence is

the mother of prayer,

freedom from bondage,

custodian of zeal,

a guard on our thoughts,

a watch on our enemies,

a prison of mourning,

servant of anguish,

foe of license,

a companion of stillness,

the opponent of dogmatism,

a growth of knowledge,

a hand to shape contemplation,

hidden progress, the secret journey upward…

The lover of silence draws close to God”