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Silence Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Silence

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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

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The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

 

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

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Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
- Mark Helprin

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

Music and silence combine strongly
because music is done with silence,
and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by,
'So...
you're black.'
- Al Roker

We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech.
- Boyle Roche

The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are
men of ideas and free minds.
- Isaiah Berlin

Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting
pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an
opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.
- Lance Morrow

She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stoe amphitheatre,
with the sky's starry vault overhead,
and simply listen to the great silence around her.
- Michael Ende

It is tact that is golden, not silence.
- Samuel Butler

Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised;
and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
- Pindar

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music,
and silence.
- Edith Sitwell

The silence was part of the story I wanted to tell.
- Joyce Maynard

It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than
by argument to overcome it.
- Francis Beaumont

I have learned silence from the talkative,
toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind;
yet,
strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
- Khalil Gibran

In silence - and in self-defense - I figured things
out in my own little way.
- Loretta Young

It's very important in life to know when to shut up.
You should not be afraid of silence.
- Alex Trebek

I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great,
suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar.
And I think it's very character driven.
- Emily Watson

The power of the harasser, the abuser,
the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

The desert has its holiness of silence,
the crowd its holiness of conversation.
- Walter Elliot

There is no way to ease the burden.
The voyage leads on from harm to harm,
A land of others and of silence.
- Donald Justice

Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.
- Phyllis McGinley

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
- Martin Farquhar Tupper

Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards.
Silence, too, can speak out.
- Lech Walesa

In the silence of night I have often wished for just
a few words of love from one man,
rather than the applause of thousands of people.
- Judy Garland

If I cannot understand my friend's silence,
I will never get to understand his words.
- J. Enoch Powell

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral.
They have the same effect of grating incongruity as
the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
- George Eliot

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich

We believe...
that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
- Alfred Jarry

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies
a silence that is better,
Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time.
- Thomas Carlyle

The most boring thing in the world? Silence.
- Justin Timberlake

Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning,
that without listening speaking no longer heals,
that without distance closeness cannot cure.
- Henri Nouwen

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead:
therefore we must learn both arts.
- Thomas Carlyle

One of the greatest sounds of them all -
and to me it is a sound -
is utter,
complete silence.
- Andre Kostelanetz

I am a prince I have it all, and I hear your foot steps on the wall,
I wait in silence for your call, and take a shot and watch you fall.
- Trey Anastasio

The true genius shudders at incompleteness -
and usually prefers silence to saying something which
is not everything it should be.
- Edgar Allan Poe

After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the
continuation of resistance by other means.
- Mason Cooley

The critical point is that the Constitution places
the right of silence beyond the reach of government.
- William O. Douglas

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites,
and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
- Aeschylus


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