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Silent Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Silent

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Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us be silent, that we may
hear the whispers of the gods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music expresses that which can not be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
- Victor Hugo


 

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say.
A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep
to dream my dreams of you.
- Roy Orbison

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Donkey, you HAVE the right to remain silent.
What you lack, is the capacity.
- said by Shrek in the movie Shrek 2

I often regret that I have spoken;
never that I have been silent.
- Publilius Syrus

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression
by saying something,
and sometimes one creates as significant
an impression by remaining silent.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The career of a sage is of two kinds:
He is either honored by all in the world,
Like a flower waving its head,
Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
- Lao Tzu

THE fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
- Carl Sandburg

There are two ways of attaining an important end,
force and perseverance; the silent power of the latter
grows irresistible with time.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing...
not healing, not curing...
that is a friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold
is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

We call that person who has lost his father,
an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife.
But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend,
by what name do we call him? Here every language is
silent and holds its peace in impotence.
- Joseph Roux

The beauty we love is very silent.
It smiles softly to itself, but never speaks.
- Richard Le Gallienne

This sounds like my autobiography, but I thought this
would be a good time to sound off about myself,
as I think that I have been silent too long about my views and opinions.
- Bob Kane

President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger.
Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger.
- David Letterman

Is it any wonder that for millions of men the only intimacy is physical,
silent, and predictable?
- Phil Donahue

Tonight - to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans -
I ask for your support.
- Richard M. Nixon

Whether or not God is dead: it is impossible to keep
silent about him who was there for so long.
- Elias Canetti

A woman's place in public is to sit beside her husband,
be silent, and be sure her hat is on straight.
- Bess Truman

Every life is a profession of faith,
and exercises an inevitable and silent influence.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio,
there's no audience.
TV, there's no audience.
I need the response of the audience,
even if it's a silent response.
- Al Lewis

We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts.
- Ruth St.
Denis

Gird your hearts with silent fortitude,
suffering yet hoping all things.
- Felicia Hemans

We need to ditch the idea that there is any value in
the strong and silent man being in any way attractive.
Being silent isn't being strong, it's being a victim.
- Jane Powell

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,
than to speak and remove all doubt.
- sometimes attributed to Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, or Samuel Johnson

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the
whispering of the hours turns to music.
Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent,
when all else sings together in unison?
- Khalil Gibran

History is the transformation of tumultuous conquerors into silent footnotes.
- Paul Eldridge

I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman;
I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth,
now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect.
- Sandra Cisneros

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led,
like sheep to the slaughter.
- George Washington

He who is silent must be agreed with,
for what shall the wings of opposition thresh upon,
without the winds of conversation to shoulder them.
- Bryant H. McGill

The eyes those silent tongues of love.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances,
is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.
- Henry Fielding

Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

I left the room with silent dignity,
but caught my foot in the mat.
- George Grossmith

The silent majority really is a liberal majority,
even though the word liberal has taken a real beating
over the last 20 years by radical conservatives.
- Robert Reich

There was a time when the music fell silent.
Both within me and around me.
- Agnetha Faltskog

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent,
for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
- William Butler Yeats

No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs.
No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.
- Steve Forbes

The silent majority distrusts people who believe in causes.
- Brian Moore

When you are modelling, you are creating a picture,
a still life, perhaps something like a silent film.
You convey emotion but you are only using your body.
- Helena Christensen

It would have been more logical if silent pictures
had grown out of the talkies instead of the other way around.
- Mary Pickford

What is reading, but silent conversation.
- Charles Lamb

I can't bear the silent ringing in my skull.
- Jonathan Lethem

I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent,
especially if it means I can save lives,
or serve humanity.
- Sandra Cisneros

Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen.
Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.
- William C. Bryant

They are the silent griefs which cut the heart-strings.
- John Ford

Of every noble work the silent part is best,
of all expression that which can not be expressed.
- William Wetmore Story

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because
he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong
only because he has remained silent.
- Winston Churchill

Laws are silent in time of war.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

When you see a silent movie, you understand everything
that's going on from the images because the images are so strong.
- Monica Bellucci

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement
of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments
by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
- James Madison

The Silent Service is all together too silent.
It's important to begin to highlight the critical importance
of the Silent Service to our national security.
- Rob Simmons

See and keep silent.
- Francis Walsingham

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.
Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
- Brooks Atkinson

Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet,
give themselves the benefit of the doubt,
and remain silent.
- Napoleon Hill

I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

Today's white majority is largely silent about the race question.
- Constance Baker Motley

When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed.
But when we are silent, we are still afraid.
So it is better to speak.
- Audre Lorde

Those who are silent, self-effacing and attentive become
the recipients of confidences.
- Thornton Wilder

Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our
town deals out to those who fall from favor are the
empty mailbox and the silent telephone.
- Hedda Hopper


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