Silver is a chemical element with the symbol Ag (from the Latin argentum, derived from the Proto-Indo-European h₂erǵ: "shiny" or "white") and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal.
- Just for a handful of silver he left us,
Just for a riband to stick in his coat.–
Found the one gift of which fortune bereft us,
Lost all others she sets us devote;
They with the gold to give doled him our silver,
So much was theirs who so little allowed.
- It is silver that can pride itself as the overlay of the gods.
- It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
- Mahatma Gandhi in:Spiritual Wealth Management: The Abundance Bible and Prosperity Manifesto, Balboa Press, 1 September 2012, p. 114
- The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
- After the golden age of Latinity, we gradually slide into the silver, and at length precipitately descend into the iron.
- Isaac D'Israeli, in The Literary Character, Illustrated by the History of Men of Genius (1795-1822), Ch. III
- For in the true nature of things,
if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious
than if it were made of gold and silver.
- First of all the Georgian Silver goes, and then all that nice furniture that used to be in the salon. Then the Canalettos go.
- Harold Macmillan in Children of Light: How Electricity Changed Britain Forever, Gavin Weightman, Atlantic Books Ltd, 1 January 2011, p. 234
- Speech by Lord Stockton at the Riyal Overseas Club, as a criticism of privatization and the selling of profitable state- owned enterprises.
- If a man bring to London an ounce of Silver out of the Earth in Peru in the same time that he can produce a bushel of Corn, then one is the natural price of the other.
- Sir William Petty in: John Ramsay McCulloch The Literature of Political Economy: A Classified Catalogue of Select Publications in the Different Departments of that Science, with Historical, Critical and Biographical Notices:Treatise ofTaxes and Cintributions, Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1845, p. 318
- Hi-ho, Silver, away!
- Catchphrase of The Lone Ranger
- Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver.
- Solomon’s wise sayings in:The Moravian magazine, a monthly journal of the Church of the United brethren, 1854, p. 23
- Silver and gold have In one; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
- And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.