Silence Quotes

1. Silence, healing. – Heraclitus

2. Still waters run deep. – Unknown

3. A yawn is a silent shout. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

4. I like working in silence. – Eric Ripert

5. Hope will never be silent. – Harvey Milk

6. Noise: a stench in the ear. – Ambrose Bierce

7. Silence is so freaking loud. – Sarah Dessen

8. Silence is the wit of fools. – Anatole France

9. To hear, one must be silent. – Ursula K. Le Guin

10. Silence is safer than speech. – Epictetus

11. A wise man once said nothing. – Unknown

12. Never be bullied into silence. – Harvey Fierstein

13. Great souls suffer in silence. – Friedrich Schiller

14. Only silence perfects silence. – A. R. Ammons

15. Silence is the mother of truth. – Benjamin Disraeli

16. You cannot be angry when alone. – Osho

17. Silence is the virtue of fools. – Francis Bacon

18. Silence speaks when words can’t. – Unknown

19. Real action is in silent moments. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

20. I was quiet, but I was not blind. – Jane Austen

21. Your silence will not protect you. – Audre Lorde

22. Your very silence shows you agree. – Euripides

23. The truth hurts, but silence kills. – Mark Twain

24. No one nor anything can silence me. – Dmitri Mendeleev

25. Silence is the eternal duty of man. – Thomas Carlyle

26. Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. – Euripides

27. Silence is more eloquent than words. – Thomas Carlyle

28. A silent man is easily reputed wise. – Frederick William Robertson

29. Never miss a good chance to shut up. – Will Rogers

30. Silence is sometimes the best answer. – Dalai Lama

31. Getting no message is also a message. – Unknown

32. Silence is a source of great strength. – Lao Tzu

33. Silence is more musical than any song. – Christina Rossetti

34. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation. – Susan Cain

35. The quiet mind is richer than a crown. – Robert Greene

36. Speech is the small change of silence. – George Meredith

37. Saying nothing sometimes says the most. – Emily Dickinson

38. The good and the wise lead quiet lives. – Euripides

39. Silence is better than unmeaning words. – Pythagoras

40. Silence says a lot more than you think. – Unknown

41. Luxury, today, is solitude and silence. – Paul-Henri Spaak

42. Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. – Charles de Gaulle

43. Sound is our mind, silence is our being. – Osho

44. The silence is so deep it hurts our ears. – Haruki Murakami

45. Listen to silence. It has so much to say. – Rumi

46. Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of ansers. – Unkwown

47. Finding Nirvana is like locating silence. – Jack Kerouac

48. We need silence to be able to touch souls. – Mother Teresa

49. When you have nothing to say, say nothing. – Charles Caleb Colton

50. Speech is of time, silence is of eternity. – Thomas Carlyle

51. Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. – Francis Bacon

52. Silence is a true friend who never betrays. – Confucius

53. Speak only if it improves upon the silence. – Mahatma Gandhi

54. The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. – Napoleon Bonaparte

55. Inner silence is the mother of all talents. – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

56. Now all my teachers are dead except silence. – W. S. Merwin

57. Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud. – Unknown

58. The cruelest lies are often told in silence. – Robert Louis Stevenson

59. Silence is sometimes the severest criticism. – Charles Buxton

60. The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace. – Unknown

61. Sometimes it’s better to be silent and smile. – Unknown

62. That man’s silence is wonderful to listen to. – Thomas Hardy

63. God is silent. Now if only man would shut up. – Woody Allen

64. You misinterpret everything, even the silence. – Franz Kafka

65. Silence is a place of great power and healing. – Rachel Naomi Remen

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66. Silence is argument carried out by other means. – Ernesto Che Guevara

67. Since long I’ve held silence a remedy for harm. – Aeschylus

68. All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence. – Sylvia Plath

69. Lying is done with words and also with silence. – Adrienne Rich

70. Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone. – Alan Watts

71. I get tired of talking when I want to be silent. – Henry Rollins

72. Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. – George Bernard Shaw

73. Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. – Leonardo da Vinci

74. Silence makes idiots seem wise even for a minute. – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

75. Without great solitude no serious work is possible. – Pablo Picasso

76. Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent. – George Henry Lewes

77. It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie. – Victor Hugo

78. Time and silence are the most luxurious things today. – Tom Ford

79. Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence. – Pythagoras

80. Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man. – Iain Duncan Smith

81. Listening to the eternal involves a silence within us. – Thomas Raymond Kelly

82. Being quiet is fine, most people don’t listen anyways. – Unknown

83. I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. – Georg Trakl

84. Good as is discourse, silence is better and shames it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

85. There was a brief silence. I think I heard snow falling. – Erich Segal

86. Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer. – Muhammad Ali

87. When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie. – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

88. A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. – Pythagoras

89. A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence. – Dante Alighieri

90. The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

91. The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me. – Blaise Pascal

92. A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech. – Plutarch

93. Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

94. The silence is not suppression; instead, it is all there is. – Annie Dillard

95. One need not always be saying something in this noisy world. – Sarah Orne Jewett

96. Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

97. I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of night. – Soren Kierkegaard

98. The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it. – Criss Jami

99. Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most. – Bob Dylan

100. Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

101. No man should live where he can hear his neighbor’s dog bark. – Nathaniel Macon

102. By silence, I hear other men’s imperfections and conceal my own. – Citium Zeno

103. When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. – Luqman

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

105. The world’s continual breathing is what we hear and call silence. – Clarice Lispector

106. Talk, talk, talk: the utter and heartbreaking stupidity of words. – William Faulkner

107. I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent. – Publilius Syrus

108. You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind. – Sathya Sai Baba

109. Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind. – Buddha

110. You are a slave to what you do say, a master of what you don’t say. – Unknown

111. It’s the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race. – Robert W. Service

112. Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. – Khalil Gibran

113. There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. – George Carlin

114. As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue. – Albert Einstein

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115. Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. – Sivananda

116. People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise. – Bill Murray

117. Silence is not always tact and it is tact that is golden, not silence. – Samuel Butler

118. The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. – Albert Einstein

119. Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing. – William S. Burroughs

120. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King Jr

121. Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together. – Thomas Carlyle

122. The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them. – Karen Marie Moning

123. All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone. – Blaise Pascal

124. I go silent so I can write. When my tongue is wagging my fingers are silent. – Sonia Rumzi

125. I am silence among the secrets, and the Self-knowledge of the knowledgeable. – Bhagavad Gita

126. I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity. – Nadezhda Mandelstam

127. In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves. – Rumi

128. Withdraw into yourself, perceive there a silence as old as being, even older. – Emil Cioran

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

130. Maybe silence is something we’re uncomfortable with as a culture, I don’t know. – Anton Yelchin

131. Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. – Thomas Carlyle

132. Human beings can’t bear silence. It would mean that they would bear themselves. – Pascal Mercier

133. Seeing her sitting there unresponsive makes me realize that silence has a sound. – Jodi Picoult

134. He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words. – Elbert Hubbard

135. No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. – Alice Walker

136. No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. – Sam Rayburn

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

138. There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas. – Susan Cain

139. As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. – Benjamin Franklin

140. He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak. – Michel de Montaigne

141. The ocean, the desert, and the jungle are the last strongholds and resorts of peace. – P.C. Wren

142. It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it. – Sam Levenson

143. All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. – Edmund Burke

144. There is something terribly wrong with a culture inebriated by noise and gregariousness. – George Steiner

145. You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion. – Arthur Conan Doyle

146. I just realized that sleep sometimes is the only precious wage for the hard working man. – Akilnathan Logeswaran

147. Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul. – Ezra Taft Benson

148. Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much. – William Shakespeare

149. Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

150. The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. – Mark Twain

151. If you’re asked: What is the silence? Respond: It is the first stone of the Wisdom’s temple. – Pythagoras

152. The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak. – Baruch Spinoza

153. If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something. – Federico Fellini

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154. I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me. – Albert Einstein

155. In the silence behind what can be heard lies the answers we have been searching for for so long. – Andreas Fransson

156. Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid. – Mark Twain

157. It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them. – Dejan Stojanovic

158. Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own. – George Bernard Shaw

159. Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. – George Eliot

160. Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth. – Emile M. Cioran

161. If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. – Emily Bronte

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

163. I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea. – Albert Camus

164. Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper. – Martin Luther King Jr

165. Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therin to be content. – Helen Keller

166. Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best. – Henry Van Dyke

167. Don’t waste words on people deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. – Mandy Hale

168. I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. – C.S. Lewis

169. I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. – Chaim Potok

170. There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard. – Arundhati Roy

171. Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. – Unknown

172. When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. – Ansel Adams

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

174. Noise is the most impertinent of all forms of interruption. It is not only an interruption, but also a disruption of thought. – Arthur Schopenhauer

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

176. When I pronounce the word Future, the first syllable already belongs to the past. When I pronounce the word Silence, I destroy it. – Wisława Szymborska

177. Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air. – Daphne du Maurier

178. Within each of us, there is silence. A silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are. – Gunilla Norris

179. I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. – Cato The Elder