Silence Quotes

Ella wheeler wilcox - to sin in silence while others doth protest makes...
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
Beckett

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Benjamin Franklin
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing.
John Tillotson
Menande - nothing is more useful than silence....
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walke

Sleep is often the only occasion in which man cannot silence his conscience; we forget what we knew in our dream.
Erich Fromm
Silence is the virtue of fools.
Sir Francis Bacon
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 a friend who will never betray.
Confucius
Edith sitwell - my personal hobbies are reading, listening to...
The only successful substitute for brains is silence.
Unknown
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
With silence favor me.
Horace
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
When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate.
Pamela Ribon, Why Girls Are Weird, 2003
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
With silence favor me. Favete Linguis.
Horace
Well - Timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Fraquhar Tuppe
Language exists only on the surface of our consciousness. The great human struggles are played out in silence and in the ability to express oneself.
Franz Xavier Kroetz
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elisabeth Kuebler - Ross
Silence is a text easy to misread.
A. A. Attanasio
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
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
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
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
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.
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Charles Simic
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
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
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
Saadi
Your very silence shows you agree.
Euripides
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
The most profound statements are often said in silence.
Lynn Johnston, For Better or For Worse, 01 - 15 - 04
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
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
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
Abraham Lincoln
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
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.