what does "slience is a virtue" mean?

Trinidad And Tobago
July 11, 2009 2:24pm CST
i hearing this phrase many years now, i still don't get what it means
3 responses
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
11 Jul 09
Silence enables you to discover your eternal treasures of peace, love and happiness.
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 Jul 09
that may have cleared things up a bit, ahha
• United States
11 Jul 09
Hi, mastredawn! Silence is a virtue when speaking out would only throw fuel on a fire. We all become involved in discussions, sometimes, for which there will never be a solution, or in which people attempt to convert us to their way of thinking, etc. Knowing when getting involved can't work, silence is the very best option...
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 Jul 09
hmmm, i still dont get it
• United States
11 Jul 09
Are we sure that that isn't just a nice way for someone to tell someone else to be quite? like "Children should be seen and not heard," but since you really can't call and adult a child, if they don't act like one that is, you really can't say that to them....so.... but then again I thought it was "Patience is A virtue"....omg. I just learned something.