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Silence Quotes
Sad Quotes about Silence

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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

 

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

The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
- Thomas Jefferson

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.



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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

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

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

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

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

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

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

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

"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)

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

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

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

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
- Blaise Pascal

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity,
and let my efforts be known by their results.
- Emily Bronte

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

But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than
the strong man in his wrath!
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

No one nor anything can silence me.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

Silence is argument carried out by other means.
- Che Guevara

Great souls suffer in silence.
- Friedrich Schiller

You haven't partied until you've partied at dawn in
complete silence with Buddhist monks.
- Cameron Diaz

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

Give me a mystery - just a plain and simple one -
a mystery which is diffidence and silence,
a slim little bare-foot mystery: give me a mystery -
just one!
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

In some causes silence is dangerous.
- Saint Ambrose

Silence is as deep as eternity, speech a shallow as time.
- Thomas Carlyle

To a poet, silence is an acceptable response,
even a flattering one.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Silence is refreshment for the soul.
- Wynonna Judd

When friends and lovers die and your world gets quieter;
that's when the silence comes closer;
that's when next isn't the least bit theoretical or abstract.
- Bruce Jackson

A small silence came between us, as precise as a picture hanging on the wall.
- Jean Stafford

I can write best in the silence and solitude of the night,
when everyone has retired.
- Zane Grey

The better the information it has, the better democracy works.
Silence and secrecy are never good for it.
- Kate Adie

To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man.
- Marcel Marceau

Silence is the sure sign that you're on your way out in Hollywood.
- Budd Schulberg

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

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

Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning,
that without listening speaking no longer heals,
that without distance closeness cannot cure.
- Henri Nouwen

She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stoe amphitheatre,
with the sky's starry vault overhead,
and simply listen to the great silence around her.
- Michael Ende

There is no way to ease the burden.
The voyage leads on from harm to harm,
A land of others and of silence.
- Donald Justice

Put a bridle on thy tongue; set a guard before thy lips,
lest the words of thine own mouth destroy thy peace...
on much speaking cometh repentance, but in silence is safety.
- William Drummond

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

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

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

And in the afternoon they entered a land -
but such a land!
A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses,
submerged; a land of reptiles, silence,
shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable

Silence is the virtue of fools.
- Francis Bacon

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
- Josh Billings

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites,
and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
- Aeschylus

Silence is not only golden, it is seldom misquoted.
- Bob Monkhouse

Though silence is not necessarily an admission,
it is not a denial, either.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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