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Silence Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Silence.

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom Live-By

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

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.

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

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.

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

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

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

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

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

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts;
not amid joy.
- Arthur Helps

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

With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road.
Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose,
silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

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

Silence is the wit of fools.
- Anatole France

Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence.
- Hazrat Inayat Khan

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

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
- Myrtle Reed

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
- Amy Goodman

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech,
adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
- Federico Fellini

Your silence will not protect you.
- Audre Lorde

A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
- Jean Stafford

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one -
a mystery which is diffidence and silence,
a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery -
just one!
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

I can hear the roar of women's silence.
- Thomas Sankara

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

Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know,
in the silence you don't know, you must go on,
I can't go on, I'll go on.
- Samuel Beckett

If we don't bear witness as citizens,
as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed.
There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence.
- Jane Rule

One of the best things about paintings is their silence -
which prompts reflection and random reverie.
- Mark Stevens

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

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

No one nor anything can silence me.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and
lots of loud noises on the soundtrack.
I tried to do the opposite.
Playing with silence for instance.
- Alejandro Amenabar

The words of the prophets are written on the subway
walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.
- Paul Simon

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

Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.
- Charles Buxton

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

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

I always believed that my silence on several topics
will be an advantage in the long run.
- Aishwarya Rai

Silence is better than unmeaning words.
- Pythagoras

And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence:
seeking every one after his own elevation,
and dodging his emptiness.
- T. S. Eliot

Listen to the sound of silence.
- Paul Simon

I've had every advantage in the world,
despite the 18 years of silence which were nobody's fault but mine.
- Gordon Getty

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


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