Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it.
Wise men, when in doubt as to whether to speak or remain silent, give themselves the benefit of the doubt by keeping quiet.
Now I am silent, hate
Up to my neck,
I do not speak.
I don’t know how to be silent when my heart is speaking.[Я не умею молчать, когда сердце во мне говорит.]