It is a great art in the Christian life to learn to be silent. Under oppositions, rebukes, injuries, still be silent. It is better to say nothing than to speak in an excited manner, even if the occasion should seem to justify a degree of anger.
By remaining silent the mind is enabled to collect itself and call upon God in secret prayer. And thus you will speak to the honor of your holy profession, as well as to the good of those who have injured you when you speak from God.
Mat 27:14 (GW): "But Jesus said absolutely nothing to him in reply, so the governor was very surprised."
"The hardest thing to keep is quiet." – Unknown.
Ecc 3:1&7 (ISV): "There is a season for everything, and a time for every event under heaven: …. a time to be silent, and a time to speak."