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Silent Quotes

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

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I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

 

Donkey, you HAVE the right to remain silent.
What you lack, is the capacity.
- said by Shrek in the movie Shrek 2

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

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The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because
he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong
only because he has remained silent.
- Winston Churchill

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

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression
by saying something,
and sometimes one creates as significant
an impression by remaining silent.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

The career of a sage is of two kinds:
He is either honored by all in the world,
Like a flower waving its head,
Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
- Lao Tzu

There are two ways of attaining an important end,
force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter
grows irresistible with time.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Music expresses that which can not be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say.
A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep
to dream my dreams of you.
- Roy Orbison

I did some products for the Apple II,
most notably the first small low cost thermal printer,
the Silent Type.
- Andy Hertzfeld

The Silent Service is all together too silent.
It's important to begin to highlight the critical importance
of the Silent Service to our national security.
- Rob Simmons

I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

What greater thing is there for two human souls than
to feel that they are joined -
to strengthen each other -
to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
- George Eliot

During war, the laws are silent.
- Quintus Tullius Cicero

The worst thing one can do is not to try,
to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it,
to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something
could have materialized -
never knowing.
- Jim Rohn

Civilization is a conspiracy.
Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.
- John Buchan

History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes.
- Paul Eldridge

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described,
I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
- William Butler Yeats

Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen.
Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.
- William C. Bryant

It would have been more comfortable to remain silent.
- Anita Hill

With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic.
I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and
in an entertaining manner.
- Pedro Almodovar

All my concerts had no sounds in them;
they were completely silent.
People had to make up their own music in their minds!
- Yoko Ono

When I'm actually assembling a scene,
I assemble it as a silent movie.
Even if it's a dialog scene, I lip read what people are saying.
- Walter Murch

The beauty we love is very silent.
It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks.
- Richard Le Gallienne

I think that one's art is a growth inside one.
I do not think one can explain growth.
It is silent and subtle.
One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.
- Emily Carr

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

We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts.
- Ruth St.
Denis

And soon, too soon, we part with pain,
To sail o'er silent seas again.
- Thomas Moore

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led,
like sheep to the slaughter.
- George Washington

All round the room my silent servants wait,
My friends in every season, bright and dim.
- Barry Cornwall

The conscience of an artist worthy of the name is like
an incurable disease which causes him endless torment
but occasionally fills him with silent joy.
- Georges Rouault

We all wore a 21 patch that one season as a silent
tribute to our deceased teammate Roberto.
- Willie Stargell

We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth;
but unless we are naked and bald,
it is impossible to be silent.
- Alison Lurie

The eyes those silent tongues of love.
- Miguel de Cervantes

If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver.
If a writer is silent, he is lying.
- Jaroslav Seifert

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed.
But when we are silent, we are still afraid.
So it is better to speak.
- Audre Lorde

The lark that shuns on lofty boughs to build,
Her humble nest, lies silent in the field.
- Edmund Waller

To be among people one loves, that's sufficient;
to dream,
to speak to them, to be silent among them,
to think of indifferent things; but among them,
everything is equal.
- Jean de la Bruyere

Only when the voice of duty is silent,
or when it has already spoken, may we allowably think
of the consequences of a particular action.
- Augustus Hare

On our watch, the conversation with a would-be suicide
bomber will not begin with the words,
'You have the right to remain silent.'
- Mitt Romney

Of every noble work the silent part is best,
of all expression that which can not be expressed.
- William Wetmore Story

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

Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent.
They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.
- George Weinberg

President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger.
Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger.
- David Letterman

I can't bear the silent ringing in my skull.
- Jonathan Lethem

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement
of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments
by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- James Madison

This love is silent.
- T. S. Eliot

Tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans -
I ask for your support.
- Richard M. Nixon

A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love;
The world is waiting for the spring.
- Sara Teasdale

I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent
war would be more tolerable.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson

The silent majority really is a liberal majority,
even though the word liberal has taken a real beating
over the last 20 years by radical conservatives.
- Robert Reich

I left the room with silent dignity,
but caught my foot in the mat.
- George Grossmith

If the audience doesn't like it, usually they're just silent.
But they've never all walked out at once.
- Mark Russell

Is it any wonder that for millions of men the only intimacy is physical,
silent, and predictable?
- Phil Donahue

Although your knowledge is weak and small,
you need not be silent: since you cannot be judges be at least witnesses.
- Franz Grillparzer

See and keep silent.
- Francis Walsingham

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing...
not healing, not curing...
that is a friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen


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