Silence Quotes

If you start here for silence quotes you will not be disappointed. Enjoy our collection of inspirational quotes on silence. Silence is an interesting attribute that those who need to fill a void in conversation often do not understand. To be silent is not to be rude or unattached from those around you; it is more an inner self-worth, a confidence that does not need sound to be present or to be noticed. Sometimes, silence is the best response to those who seek inappropriate attention, or it is also a thoughtful gesture comprised of the ability to really listen to what others have to say.
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Silence is exhilarating at first - as noise is - but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep.
Edward Hoagland

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment.
Henry David Thoreau

To be silent is not to be passive but only to be considerate to those who wish to speak.
Byron Pulsifer

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... tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.
Jean Arp

Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for - sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quite and calm.... One of the greatest sounds of them all - and to me it is a sound - is utter, complete silence.
Andre Kostelanetz

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. Margaret Lee Runbeck

If you cannot be silent be brilliant and thoughtful.
Byron Pulsifer

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

An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.
Walter Bagehot

We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence.
Proverb

Silence is a fence around wisdom.
German Proverb

And saying that you don't have enough time to be silent on a regular basis is a lot like saying you are too busy driving to stop for gas - eventually it will catch up with you.
Robin Sharma.
Who Will Cry When You Die?

Silent waters run deep.
Italian Saying

A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
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More silence quotes
We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.
William Arthur Ward

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

Speech is silver and silence is golden.
Italian Saying

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
Mahummad Ali

Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.
Deepak Chopra

He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
Elbert Hubbard

There is no reply to the ignorant like keeping silence.
Turkish Proverb

To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.
Abraham Lincoln

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

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles de Gaulle

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

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Ansel Adams


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