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Silence Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Silence

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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom Best-Quotes

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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Truth is not only violated by falsehood;
it may be equally outraged by silence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In silence you hear who you are becoming.
You create yourself.
- Jewel


 

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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 Teresa

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
- Charles de Gaulle

True silence is the rest of the mind,
and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body,
nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

Keep silence for the most part,
and speak only when you must,
and then briefly.
- Epictetus

Music and silence combine strongly
because music is done with silence,
and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Poetry is an orphan of silence.
The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
- Charles Simic

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing
the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.
- Winston Churchill

Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom,
but Babbling is ever a folly.
- Benjamin Franklin

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

As your silence grows; your friendliness, your love grows;
your life becomes a moment-to-moment dance, a joy, a celebration.
- Osho

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

Well-timed silence is the most commanding expression.
- Mark Helprin

"No comment" is a splendid expression.
I am using it again and again.
- Winston Churchill

In human intercourse the tragedy begins,
not when there is misunderstanding about words,
but when silence is not understood.
- Henry David Thoreau

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
- Leonardo da Vinci

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

New Year's eve is like every other night;
there is no pause in the march of the universe,
no breathless moment of silence among created things
that the passage of another twelve months may be noted;
and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening
that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence.
Day after day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life,
contemplation, meditation.
- Jean Arp

Silence is the pause in me when I am near to God.
- Arvo Part

I like to sit in my backyard.
I go out on the hammock and sit in silence and kind of meditate.
Nature is calming, and it's nice to go out there and clear my head.
- Devon Werkheiser

Silence and tact may or may not be the same thing.
- Samuel Butler

It now becomes clear why the Bush Administration has
been vigorously opposing congressional hearings.
The Bush Administration has been engaged in a conspiracy of silence.
- Cynthia McKinney

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work.
He wasn't afraid of silence.
He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
- Bob Newhart

Let the veil of silence fall presently over what happened afterwards.
Silence, too, can speak out.
- Lech Walesa

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
- Edith Wharton

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich

Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the
divine right to denounce and silence all opposition
to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
- Robert M. La Follette

There is a silence, the child of love,
which expresses everything, and proclaims more loudly
than the tongue is able to do.
- William Drummond

Language can only deal meaningfully with a special,
restricted segment of reality.
The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part,
is silence.
- George Steiner

Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them.
They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
- Sam Mendes

There are many types of silence.
There is a silence before the note, there is a silence
at the end and there is a silence in the middle.
- Daniel Barenboim

Because in the school of the Spirit man learns wisdom through humility,
knowledge by forgetting, how to speak by silence,
how to live by dying.
- Johannes Tauler

Silence at the proper season is wisdom,
and better than any speech.
- Plutarch

True penitence condemns to silence.
What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
- F. H. Bradley

Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away-
and leaves behind only silence.
- Pam Brown

African women in general need to know that it's OK
for them to be the way they are -
to see the way they are as a strength,
and to be liberated from fear and from silence.
- Wangari Maathai

The Man Without a Country, was an orator no one could
silence and no one could answer.
- Thomas Starr King

In the silence of night I have often wished for just
a few words of love from one man,
rather than the applause of thousands of people.
- Judy Garland

Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
- Confucius

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
- Amy Goodman

Nothing matters but the writing.
There has been nothing else worthwhile...
a stain upon the silence.
- Samuel Beckett

I am a prince I have it all, and I hear your foot steps on the wall,
I wait in silence for your call, and take a shot and watch you fall.
- Trey Anastasio

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech,
adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
- Federico Fellini

The true genius shudders at incompleteness -
and usually prefers silence to saying something which
is not everything it should be.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral.
They have the same effect of grating incongruity as
the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.
- George Eliot

I can hear the roar of women's silence.
- Thomas Sankara

It's time for women to make their voices heard.
Their silence on the subject of war and peace is deafening.
- Helen Thomas

A moment of silence is not inherently religious.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Silence is the mother of truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

When little is done, little is said;
silence is the mother of truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The most boring thing in the world? Silence.
- Justin Timberlake

Only silence perfects silence.
- A. R. Ammons


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