Silence Quotes

Menande - nothing is more useful than silence....
Music is a medicine for many... Silence is a poison for some...
Jacqui We
cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of compassion, between supposed lovers, between supposed brothers. And I know the pieces fit.
Maynard James Keenan, in the song "Schism", by Tool
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
George Bernard Shaw
Plutarch - silence at the proper season is wisdom, and...
Silence will not betray your thoughts but the expression on your face will. Humor has a hundred faces tragedy only a few.
H. G. Mendelson
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell
If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gough
True silence is the rest of the mind it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn
Well - Timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Fraquhar Tuppe
Martin luther king, jr. - we shall have to repent in this generation, not...
Oppression can only survive through silence.
Carmen de Monteflores
It struck him really that he had never so lived with her as during this period of her silence; the silence was a sacred hush, a finer clearer medium, in which her idiosyncrasies showed.
Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Seventh, Chapter 3
The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honor you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.
Joseph Sobran
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Silence is a friend who will never betray.
Confucius
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walke
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
Meister Eckhart
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
Samuel Johnson
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.
Pythagoras
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
Confucius
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.
Archibald Mc Leish
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
Silence is deep as Eternity speech is shallow as Time.
Thomas Carlyle
And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.
William Rose Benet
Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness. A genuinely unfashionable opinion is almost never given a fair hearing.
George Orwell
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing.
John Tillotson
A warrior of light knows that he will hear an order in the silence of his heart that will guide him.
Paulo Coelho, Manual of the Warrior of Light
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.
Thomas Carlyle
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
Beckett
Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be outraged by silence.
Henri Frdric Amiel
Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.
John Lah
Silence is more musical than any song.
Christina Rossetti
There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears.
C. S. Robinson
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I am in, therein to be content.
Helen Kelle
Some people talk because they think sound is more manageable than silence.
Margaret Halsey
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elisabeth Kubler - Ross
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.
Pythagoras
With silence favor me. Favete Linguis.
Horace