Its a beautiful world!
A volcano grows with great noise, but a mountain erodes quietly.
We are surrounded by wondrous diversity
Birth is often noisy; death is silent. Life is noisy; extinction is silent. Joy can be noisy; depression is often silent.
You all have some great interpretations. Thank you
Cancer kills silently; children are noisy. Terminal disease is quiet while a childhood is not. This is the power of violating noise ordinances.
Powerful noise, powerful quiet.
Balance in the Force.
But if no-one is nearby to hear it, a tree falling cannot be heard. And I've planted lots of seeds that never grew.
@UKGuy But the saying did not ask if someone was there—it is asserted by someone who was there and the author never said that all seeds grow; just that when they grow they do so in silence.
All generalisations are false. Except this one.
@geoff1000 Generally you are right. Except this time.