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Silence Quotes

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Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Related topics: Wisdom Live-By

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.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Silence is safer than speech.
- Epictetus

"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)

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

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

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Silence and solitude are more distracting to me than chatter and commotion.
- Marilu Henner

The most boring thing in the world? Silence.
- Justin Timberlake

A man is known by the silence he keeps.
- Oliver Herford

People are never quiet.
It's go, go, go.
I'm a go-getter, but you need rest and silence,
just to sit around and think about things.
- Dana Hill

To listen to your own silence is the key to comedy.
- Elayne Boosler

No person is your friend who demands your silence,
or denies your right to grow.
- Alice Walker

I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.
- Georg Trakl

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

The human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts,
the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
- Charlotte Bronte

Silence, exile, cunning and so on...
it's my nature to keep quiet about most things.
Even the ideas in my work.
- Don DeLillo

I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great,
suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar.
And I think it's very character driven.
- Emily Watson

I think the cinema you like has more to do with silence,
and the theater you like has more to do with language.
- Ben Kingsley

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

When Silence of the Lambs did well commercially it was more than anything.
My partner Ed Saxon and I were just so relieved that
finally we had made a movie that had made some money!
- Jonathan Demme

Everything is Song.
Everything is Silence.
Since it all turns out to be illusion,
perfectly being what it is, having nothing to do with good or bad,
you are free to die laughing.
- James Broughton

Silence is the mother of truth.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The correction of silence is what kills;
when you know you have transgressed,
and your friend says nothing, and avoids your eye.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

African women in general need to know that it's OK
for them to be the way they are -
to see the way they are as a strength,
and to be liberated from fear and from silence.
- Wangari Maathai

It's very important in life to know when to shut up.
You should not be afraid of silence.
- Alex Trebek

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

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

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
- Samuel Beckett

Lying is done with words and also with silence.
- Adrienne Rich

In the silence of night I have often wished for just
a few words of love from one man,
rather than the applause of thousands of people.
- Judy Garland

From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
- Jane Austen

Jack Benny was, without a doubt, the bravest comedian I have ever seen work.
He wasn't afraid of silence.
He would take as long as it took to tell the story.
- Bob Newhart

New Year's eve is like every other night;
there is no pause in the march of the universe,
no breathless moment of silence among created things
that the passage of another twelve months may be noted;
and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening
that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
- Hamilton Wright Mabie

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music,
and silence.
- Edith Sitwell

I am a prince I have it all, and I hear your foot steps on the wall,
I wait in silence for your call, and take a shot and watch you fall.
- Trey Anastasio

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

It now becomes clear why the Bush Administration has
been vigorously opposing congressional hearings.
The Bush Administration has been engaged in a conspiracy of silence.
- Cynthia McKinney

Strong efforts may be made to deny the place,
to silence the authentic, but the spirit of things
will break through that silence.
- John Haynes

The words of the prophets are written on the subway
walls and tenements halls and whispered in the sounds of silence.
- Paul Simon

The intellectual debility of contemporary conservatism
is indicated by its silence on all important matters.
- Christopher Lasch


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