Silence gives Consent

Latin, “Qui tacet consentire vidétur;” Greek, “Auto de to sigan homologountos esti sou” (Euripides); French, “Assez consent qui ne dit mot;” Italian, “Chi tace confessa.”

`But that you shall not say I yield, being silent,
I would not speak.

Shakespeare: Cymbeline, ii. 3.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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