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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 ~


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 ~


Silences have a climax, when you have got to speak.
~By Elizabeth Bowen ~


True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
~By F. H. Bradley ~


These things will destroy the human race: politics without principle, progress without compassion, wealth without work, learning without silence, religion without fearlessness and worship without awareness.
~By Anthony de Mello ~


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


Silence is the mother of truth.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


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.
~By Lance Morrow ~


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


If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
~By George Eliot ~


I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect.
~By Sandra Cisneros ~


It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school.
~By Herman Hesse ~


Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.
~By Arvo Part ~


Everything is Song. Everything is Silence. Since it all turns out to be illusion, perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad, you are free to die laughing.
~By James Broughton ~


Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
~By Margaret Lee Runbeck ~


Indeed if we Christians so tell our story that Judaism is silenced, then we have not spoken rightly of Christ.
~By Timothy Radcliffe ~


We don't need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do's and don'ts: we need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever.
~By Philip Pullman ~


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


Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.
~By Dorothy Dix ~


CAIR officials or former officials have been arrested on charges related to terrorism yet all it offers is silence and stonewalling in discussing what are its real motives.
~By Paul Weyrich ~


When you're comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best. And, that's how me and J. are. When we're in a room together, we don't have to say anything. It's for real.
~By Britney Spears ~


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


At the time, acid made me consider questions of reality, the difference, as someone said, between words and silence. It also brought back a lot of latent religious feelings in me that I had turned my back on.
~By Robert Stone ~


The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed the white slaves of the North, for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.
~By Angelina Grimke ~


Silence is best.
~By John Hewson ~


To silence criticism is to silence freedom.
~By Sidney Hook ~


Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
~By Phillips Brooks ~


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


As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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.
~By Mother Teresa ~


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.
~By George Eliot ~


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


Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... totalitarian propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


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


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


The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words, and ask no more than complicitous silence.
~By Pierre Bourdieu ~


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


Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
~By Charles Simmons ~


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 ~


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


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


No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly.
~By Ausonius ~


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 ~


When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter; that's when the silence comes closer; that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.
~By Bruce Jackson ~


Speech is the small change of silence.
~By George Meredith ~


Your silence gives consent.
~By Plato ~


The Man Without a Country, was an orator no one could silence and no one could answer.
~By Thomas Starr King ~


Now all my teachers are dead except silence.
~By W. S. Merwin ~


I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.
~By Thomas Hood ~


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 ~


Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
~By Edith Wharton ~


I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
~By Samuel Beckett ~


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


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!
~By Yevgeny Yevtushenko ~


So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


Silence is a statement that is open to gross misinterpretation.
~By Craig Bruce ~


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.
~By Rabindranath Tagore ~


Silence is better than unmeaning words.
~By Pythagoras ~


You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.
~By Cameron Diaz ~


Silence is the unbearable repartee.
~By Alexander Theroux ~


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


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.
~By Alejandro Amenabar ~


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


There are many types of silence. There is a silence before the note, there is a silence at the end and there is a silence in the middle.
~By Daniel Barenboim ~


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


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


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 ~


The only way to silence a room that's laughing at you is to sort of take over.
~By Peter Sarsgaard ~


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


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 ~


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


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 is safer than speech.
~By Epictetus ~


People are never quiet. It's go, go, go. I'm a go-getter, but you need rest and silence, just to sit around and think about things.
~By Dana Hill ~


Their silence is praise enough.
~By Terence ~


Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


A story is told as much by silence as by speech.
~By Susan Griffin ~


The most profound statements are often said in silence.
~By Lynn Johnston ~


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 ~


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


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


And Silence of the Lambs is a really smart book.
~By Jonathan Franzen ~


You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
~By John Morley ~


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


All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
~By Jack Kevorkian ~


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


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.
~By Jane Rule ~


When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.
~By Alice Hamilton ~


The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible. If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing.
~By Nicholas D. Kristof ~


I refuse to be silenced.
~By Al Goldstein ~


To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy.
~By Elayne Boosler ~


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

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