وكائِن تَرى مِن صَامِت لك مُعْجِب
زبادتُه أو نقصُه في التكلم
How often do you see a silent one and you become amazed!
But richness or deficiency truly lies in his speech alone
لسانُ الفتى نِصْفٌ ونصفٌ فُؤادُه
فلم يبقَ إلا صورة اللحم والدَّم
The tongue of a man is his half, and the other half is his heart
So there remains nothing afterwards, except flesh and blood.
-Zuhayr ibn Abi Sulmah