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

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

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


 

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

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

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



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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One learns in life to keep silent and draw one's own confusions.
- Cornelia Otis Skinner

If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver.
If a writer is silent, he is lying.
- Jaroslav Seifert

The Greens have every right to run, that's what democracy is,
and they should argue their point by saying how they
think people should vote,
not by telling us to be silent.
- Peter Camejo

When I work I am pure as an angel tiger and clear is
my eye and hot my brain and silent all the whining
grunting piglets of the appetites.
- Marge Piercy

All my concerts had no sounds in them;
they were completely silent.
People had to make up their own music in their minds!
- Yoko Ono

Children are often the silent victims of drug abuse.
- Rick Larsen

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

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

During war, the laws are silent.
- Quintus Tullius Cicero

Solitude, though it may be silent as light,
is like light, the mightiest of agencies;
for solitude is essential to man.
All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.
- Thomas de Quincey

The silver swan, who, living had no note,
When death approached unlocked her silent throat.
- Orlando Gibbons

The lark that shuns on lofty boughs to build,
Her humble nest, lies silent in the field.
- Edmund Waller

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

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

Books are the carriers of civilization.
Without books, history is silent, literature dumb,
science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
- Barbara Tuchman

I did some products for the Apple II,
most notably the first small low cost thermal printer,
the Silent Type.
- Andy Hertzfeld

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

I had written lyrics to a song called The Silent Extreme,
which Alex later renamed Humans Being.
- Sammy Hagar

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

Women like silent men.
They think they're listening.
- Marcel Achard

Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone.
- Gertrude Stein

A dog barks when his master is attacked.
I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked
and yet would remain silent.
- Pearl S. Buck

A hush is over everything, Silent as women wait for love;
The world is waiting for the spring.
- Sara Teasdale

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

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

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

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

Hope will never be silent.
- Harvey Milk

The world would be happier if men had the same capacity
to be silent that they have to speak.
- Baruch Spinoza

We must distinguish between speaking to deceive and
being silent to be reserved.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

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

When I'm actually assembling a scene,
I assemble it as a silent movie.
Even if it's a dialog scene, I lip read what people are saying.
- Walter Murch

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

There's nothing stupider than bursting into song for
seven seconds and then falling silent again.
- Richard Morris

See and keep silent.
- Francis Walsingham

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

The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule
doth most abound in care.
- William Alexander

I hated the bangs in the war: I always felt a silent
war would be more tolerable.
- Pamela Hansford Johnson

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

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

When the men are silent, it is our duty to raise our
voices in behalf of our ideals.
- Clara Zetkin

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

We can lie in the language of dress or try to tell the truth;
but unless we are naked and bald,
it is impossible to be silent.
- Alison Lurie


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