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.
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.
We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence.
Silence is a fence around wisdom.
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.
A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
Funny Irish Sayings
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.
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
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.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
There is no reply to the ignorant like keeping silence.
To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
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.