Silence Quotes

Ella wheeler wilcox - to sin in silence while others doth protest makes...
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead therefore we must learn both arts.
Thomas Carlyle

Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - The dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton
True silence is the rest of the mind it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn
Erich fromm - sleep is often the only occasion in which man...
It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is, better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words.
Prophet Mohammed, Bukhari

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. For the American citadel is a man. Not man in general. Not man in the abstract. Not the majority of men. But man. That man. His worth. His uniqueness.
Archibald MacLeish
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
Marcel Marceau
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of a great sculpture.
Aldous Huxley
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; Yet strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Kahlil Gibron
Pythagoras - it is better wither to be silent, or to say...
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 perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy, if I could say how much.
William Shakespeare, "Much Ado about Nothing", Act 2 scene 1
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
Beckett
Their silence is sufficient praise.
Terence
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
Meister Eckhart
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi
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
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
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
The Diplomat sits in silence, watching the world with his ears.
Leon Samson
There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears.
C. S. Robinson
We shall have to repent in this generation, not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
Sticks and stones are hard on bones, aimed with angry art, words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.
Phyllis Mcginley
Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.
Peter Minard
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Dave Tyson Gentry
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it. A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.
Tom Blai
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings
Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away - And leaves behind only silence.
Pam Brown
We believe that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
Alfred Jarry
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.
Saskya Pandita
Silence is a way of saying: we do not have to entertain each other; we are okay as we are.
Martha Grimes, from Hotel Paradise, a novel
The absurd is born of the confrontation between the human call and the unreasonable silence of the world.
Albert Camus
The holiest of holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart The secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
Thomas Carlyle
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
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silence.
Steven Wright