Silence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Silence

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Silence is safer than speech.
~By Epictetus ~


A moment of silence is not inherently religious.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


In love, we worry more about the meaning of silences than the meaning of words.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
~By Steven Wright ~


New-Year's Day arriving, and the ministers, to whom I wrote, remaining silent, I consider their silence as evidence, that they cannot prove what I said not to be from the Lord, and have therefore published as I was directed.
~By Joanna Southcott ~


Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
~By Octavia Butler ~


Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises.
~By Margaret Sanger ~


Who tells a finer tale than any of us. Silence does.
~By Isak Dinesen ~


And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.
~By William R. Benet ~


Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.
~By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~


The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.
~By Charlotte Bronte ~


Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


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


Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
~By Elizabeth I ~


There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


Strong efforts may be made to deny the place, to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things will break through that silence.
~By John Haynes ~


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.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.
~By Georg Trakl ~


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


Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.
~By Don DeLillo ~


Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips, lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace... on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
~By William Drummond ~


In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people.
~By Marcel Marceau ~


Great souls suffer in silence.
~By Friedrich Schiller ~


Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
~By Robert M. La Follette ~


Silence is better than unmeaning words.
~By Pythagoras ~


Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility, knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence, how to live by dying.
~By Johannes Tauler ~


Your silence will not protect you.
~By Audre Lorde ~


Every now and then, when you're on stage, you hear the best sound a player can hear. It's a sound you can't get in movies or in television. It is the sound of a wonderful, deep silence that means you've hit them where they live.
~By Shelley Winters ~


We should read music in the same way that an educated adult will read a book: in silence, but imagining the sound.
~By Zoltan Kodaly ~


Today, our actions must be motivated only by our intense desire to achieve a just and lasting peace. The compassion and charity of the American people should be reflected in this legislation, though sadly, they are silenced.
~By Nick Rahall ~


Silence is the wit of fools.
~By Anatole France ~


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


He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
~By Gilbert Parker ~


He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
~By Elbert Hubbard ~


I like to sit in my backyard. I go out on the hammock and sit in silence and kind of meditate. Nature is calming, and it's nice to go out there and clear my head.
~By Devon Werkheiser ~


When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
~By Charles Caleb Colton ~


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


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


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


Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


I got quite bored, serving in the bar. Since I was there, the customers wouldn't talk about women, and with half their subject matter denied them, it was: horses, silence; horses, silence.
~By Bernadette Devlin ~


I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night, when everyone has retired.
~By Zane Grey ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~


There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.
~By John Cage ~


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


Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
~By Jean Arp ~


Silence is argument carried out by other means.
~By Che Guevara ~


Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


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.
~By Judy Garland ~


From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
~By Jane Austen ~


Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
~By Octavio Paz ~


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


I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
~By Elie Wiesel ~


Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
~By Jean Racine ~


Oppression does not make for hearts as big as all outdoors. Oppression makes us big and small. Expressive and silenced. Deep and dead.
~By Cherrie Moraga ~


Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


Silence is so accurate.
~By Mark Rothko ~


Listen to the sound of silence.
~By Paul Simon ~


Death unites as well as separates; it silences all paltry feeling.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


There is a silence, the child of love, which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly than the tongue is able to do.
~By William Drummond ~


Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


Nothing matters but the writing. There has been nothing else worthwhile... a stain upon the silence.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold - brothers who know now they are truly brothers.
~By Archibald MacLeish ~


Though silence is not necessarily an admission, it is not a denial, either.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


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.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


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


The correction of silence is what kills; when you know you have transgressed, and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


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


Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
~By Francis Bacon ~


I belong to a nation which over the past centuries has experienced many hardships and reverses. The world reacted with silence or with mere sympathy when Polish frontiers were crossed by invading armies and the sovereign state had to succumb to brutal force.
~By Lech Walesa ~


The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.
~By Karl A. Menninger ~


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


Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
~By Maurice Maeterlinck ~


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


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


My hope and prayer is that the body of Christ in America will awake with holy boldness, a boldness content neither with silence nor mere words but that backs up those words with action and results.
~By Frank R. Wolf ~


Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
~By Saskya Pandita ~


Silence is true wisdom's best reply.
~By Euripides ~


That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


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.
~By Federico Garcia Lorca ~


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


Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
~By Samuel Butler ~


Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
~By Confucius ~


It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
~By Pythagoras ~


You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the sharper sword.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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


For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it.
~By Martin Buber ~


The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.
~By Marianne Moore ~


Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
~By Plutarch ~


As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen, I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
~By Paul Robeson ~


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

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May 19 ,2022
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