Silence Quotes

Saadi - nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence...
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Benjamin Franklin

The best answer to answer to anger is silence.
Author Unknown
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
Ralph waldo emerson - the silence that accepts merit as the most...
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
Meister Eckhart

He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
Sydney Smith, referring to Macaulay
Some people talk because they think sound is more manageable than silence.
Margaret Halsey
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.
Mother Theresa
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Publilius Syrus
Plutarch - silence at the proper season is wisdom, and...
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Abraham Lincoln
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
Beckett
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silence.
Steven Wright
Nothing is more useful than silence.
Menande
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.
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Kahlil Gibran
Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of a great sculpture.
Aldous Huxley
Well - Timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Fraquhar Tuppe
Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles De Gaulle
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 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
True silence is the rest of the mind it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn
I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight silence would teach him the joys of sound.
Hellen Kelle
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 George Earle Lytton Bulwer - Lytton
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
Marcel Marceau
Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, And know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, No coincidences, All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elizabeth Kubler - Ross
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
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
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
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
Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be outraged by silence.
Henri Frdric Amiel
When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate.
Pamela Ribon, Why Girls Are Weird, 2003
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
With silence favor me. Favete Linguis.
Horace
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
Deepak Chopra
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence.
Visions of Gregorian Chants
The price of seeing is silence.
Marge Piercy, Circles in the Water "Intruding".