Silence Quotes

Music is a medicine for many... Silence is a poison for some...
Jacqui We
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

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
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
Adrienne Rich
Silence is one great art of conversation.
Anon.
Menande - nothing is more useful than silence....

And now there is merely silence, silence, silence, saying all we did not know.
William Rose Benet
Unknown - the only successful substitute for brains is...
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
Confucius
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 most profound statements are often said in silence.
Lynn Johnston, For Better or For Worse, 01 - 15 - 04
There are times when God asks nothing of his children except silence, patience and tears.
C. S. Robinson
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
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a 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
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walke
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.
Saadi - nothing is so good for an ignorant man as...
There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
Elisabeth Kubler - Ross
In silence man can most readily preserve his integrity.
Meister Eckhart
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
Charles Simic
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
No Voice; but oh! the silence sank like music on my heart.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Benjamin Franklin
Silence is a friend who will never betray.
Confucius
The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
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
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
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
Publilius Syrus
The holiest of holidays are those Kept by ourselves in silence and apart The secret anniversaries of the heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Dave Tyson Gentry
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted the indifference of those who should have known better the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie
A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill, requires only our silence, which costs nothing.
John Tillotson
To sin in silence while others doth protest makes cowards out of men.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Silence propagates itself, and the longer talk has been suspended, the more difficult it is to find anything to say.
Samuel Johnson
The Diplomat sits in silence, watching the world with his ears.
Leon Samson
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