Silence Quotes

Marge piercy, circles in the water
The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
Robert Louis Stevenson

He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
Sydney Smith, referring to Macaulay
Your very silence shows you agree.
Euripides
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
Truth is not only violated by falsehood it may be outraged by silence.
Henri Frdric Amiel

Silence is the virtue of fools.
Sir Francis Bacon
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
John tillotson - a good word is an easy obligation but not to...
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
With silence favor me.
Horace
Beckett - every word is like an unnecessary stain on...
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
George Bernard Shaw
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Seneca
Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
Plutarch
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
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
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elisabeth Kubler - Ross
We believe that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
Alfred Jarry
Some people talk because they think sound is more manageable than silence.
Margaret Halsey
I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
Kahlil Gibran
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Robert Fripp
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
A leader must be constantly aware of the power of his words.... and his silences.
Simon MacDonald
Oppression can only survive through silence.
Carmen de Monteflores
There are grammatical errors even in his silence.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
Silence is deep as Eternity speech is shallow as Time.
Thomas Carlyle
We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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
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
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
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
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
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Silence makes the real conversation between friends. Not the saying, but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck
Well - Timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Fraquhar Tuppe
If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer?
Steven Wright
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
To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
Marcel Marceau
Think, In mounting higher, The angels would press on us, and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning