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Silence Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Silence are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

We will have to repent in this generation,
not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people,
but for the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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)

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

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

Music is the silence between the notes.
- Claude Debussy

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

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

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

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

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

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

Absolute silence leads to sadness.
It is the image of death.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

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

Silence is the virtue of fools.
- Francis Bacon

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

I always believed that my silence on several topics
will be an advantage in the long run.
- Aishwarya Rai

The power of the harasser, the abuser,
the rapist depends above all on the silence of women.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

In some causes silence is dangerous.
- Saint Ambrose

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

Listen to the sound of silence.
- Paul Simon

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

Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead:
therefore we must learn both arts.
- Thomas Carlyle

After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the
continuation of resistance by other means.
- Mason Cooley

And they write innumerable books; being too vain and distracted for silence:
seeking every one after his own elevation,
and dodging his emptiness.
- T. S. Eliot

If I cannot understand my friend's silence,
I will never get to understand his words.
- J. Enoch Powell

Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later,
when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding
my breath in the silence of the end.
- Emanuel Ax

After The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal,
the audience would like to know where,
when, and who arrests Hannibal Lecter for the first time.
This is the story of Red Dragon.
- Dino De Laurentiis

Speech and silence.
We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one
who cannot open his mouth.
- Emile M. Cioran

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

Language can only deal meaningfully with a special,
restricted segment of reality.
The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part,
is silence.
- George Steiner

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

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

We believe...
that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts.
- Alfred Jarry

In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and
lots of loud noises on the soundtrack.
I tried to do the opposite.
Playing with silence for instance.
- Alejandro Amenabar

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

The most successful ideological effects are those which have no need for words,
and ask no more than complicitous silence.
- Pierre Bourdieu

Silence is better than unmeaning words.
- Pythagoras

Silence is an ornament for women.
- Sophocles

Your silence will not protect you.
- Audre Lorde

As an artist I come to sing, but as a citizen,
I will always speak for peace, and no one can silence me in this.
- Paul Robeson

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

The most profound statements are often said in silence.
- Lynn Johnston

The Man Without a Country, was an orator no one could
silence and no one could answer.
- Thomas Starr King


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