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300 Silence Quotes That Will Help You Find the Peace and Stillness Within

Silence holds immense power. That is why learning to be silent, mainly when dealing with certain people or situations. It’s more beneficial than arguing or shouting. Keeping your mouth shut and listening is a sign of wisdom, not a weakness.

Silence is a great teacher because it opens your eyes and mind to new and exciting things. Silence helps us understand ourselves and tune in to our inner wisdom and creativity. When we are with people, silence can help us be present and connect with others. When we are stuck or confused, silence brings us enormous insights.

Here are 300 empowering quotes on silence to rise above the noise and perfect the art of stillness within you.

Inspirational Quotes on Silence

Top 10 Silence Quotes

“Your very silence shows you agree.” – Euripides

“Your mind has a flood of questions. There is but one teacher who can answer them. Who is that teacher? Your silence-loving heart.” – Sri Chinmoy

“Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.” – Khalil Gibran

“You throw thorns, falling in my silence they become flowers.” – Buddha

“You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths.” – Alison McGhee

“Without silence, there cannot be any real appreciation in life, which is as delicate in its inner fabric as a closed rosebud.” – Deepak Chopra

“Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Within each of us, there is silence. A silence as vast as the universe. And when we experience that silence, we remember who we are.” – Gunilla Norris

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

“When truth is replaced by silence, the silence is a lie.” – Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Silences aren't awkward if it means you're giving one another space to think and process before responding. It's actually a healthy part of communication.

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“Silent solitude makes true speech possible and personal. If I am not in touch with my own belovedness, then I cannot touch the sacredness of others. If I am estranged from myself, I am likewise a stranger to others.” – Brennan Manning

“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” – Gertrude Stein

“Silences are the most underrated part of comedy.” – David Steinberg

“Silence, I learned, is some times the most beautiful sound.” – Charlotte Eriksson

“Silence, healing.” – Heraclitus

“Silence was not the absence of sound but was itself a sound that could be loud or soft, soothing or disturbing, complex or simple.” – Julius Lester

“Silence speaks when words can’t.”

“Silence says a lot more than you think.”

“Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.” – Susan Sontag

“Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?” – Brigham Young

“Silence makes idiots seem wise even for a minute.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

“Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.”

“Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.” – Euripides

“Silence is the virtue of fools.” – Francis Bacon

“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; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity can assail, no personality can disturb us.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.” – Charles de Gaulle

“Silence is the true friend that never betrays.” – Confucius

“Silence is the source of great strength.”

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.” – Francis Bacon

“Silence is the safest course for any man to adopt who distrust himself.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Silence is the perfectest herald of joy. I were but little happy if I could say how much.” – William Shakespeare

“Silence is the mother of truth.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“Silence is the most powerful scream.”

“Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.” – George Bernard Shaw

“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.” – Deepak Chopra

“Silence is the eternal duty of man.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“Silence is better than unmeaning words.” – Pythagoras

“Silence is as deep as eternity; speech, shallow as time.”

“Silence is argument carried out by other means.” – Ernesto Che Guevara

“Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind.” – Buddha

“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius

“Silence is a statement that is open to gross misinterpretation.” – Craig Bruce

“Silence is a source of great strength.” – Lao Tzu

“Silence is a place of great power and healing.” – Rachel Naomi Remen

“Silence is a gift. Learn to value its essence.”

“Silence is a fence around wisdom.” – german proverb

“Silence gives us space to process our experiences and soak in our surroundings.” – Cati Vanden Breul

“Silence can often be more disturbing than noise, it reveals the complicated mechanism of our thoughts.” – José Rodrigues Miguéis

“Silence calms my soul.”

“Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Silence is the best way to answer a fool.”

“Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.” – Charles Buxton

“Silence is sometimes the best answer.” – Dalai Lama

“Silence is so freaking loud.” – Sarah Dessen

“Silence is safer than speech.” – Epictetus

“Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” – William S. Burroughs

“Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.” – Josh Billings

“Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Silence is of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.” – Charlotte Brontë

“Silence is not the absence of sound, but the absence of self.” – Anthony de Mello

“Silence is not always tact and it is tact that is golden, not silence.” – Samuel Butler

“Silence is more musical than any song.” – Christina Rossetti

“Silence is more eloquent than words.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Silence is medication for sorrow.” – Arab Proverb

SILENCE IS THE BEST ANSWER TO SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T VALUE YOUR WORDS

Move In Silence Quotes

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“Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Saying nothing sometimes says the most.” – Emily Dickinson

“Real action is in silent moments.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.” – Khaled Hosseini

“Quiet and silence is a form of power. Thoughtful and wise people are not talkative people.” – Dr T.P.Chia

“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life.” – Rachel Naomi Remen

“People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise.” – Bill Murray

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr

“Finding Nirvana is like locating silence.” – Jack Kerouac

“Experience teaches us that silence terrifies people the most.” – Bob Dylan

“Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Words come out of the void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.” – Wayne Dyer

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content.” – Helen Keller

“Don’t waste words on people deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.” – Mandy Hale

“Do you want to change the world? Then change yourself first. Do you want to change yourself? Then remain completely silent inside the silence-sea.” – Sri Chinmoy

“Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man.” – Iain Duncan Smith

“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.”

“Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.” – George Bernard Shaw

Silence isn't empty, it's full of answers.

Work In Silence Quotes

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“Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean

“Without great solitude no serious work is possible.” – Pablo Picasso

“Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little. Now tongues work all day by themselves with no help from the mind.” – Toni Morrison

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

“Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; be true to your word and your work and your friend; put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.” – John Boyle O’Reilly

“Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.” – Plutarch

“How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.” – Virginia Woolf

“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.

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – elbert hubbard

“He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.” – Gilbert Parker

“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.” – Norton Juster

“Great souls suffer in silence.” – Friedrich Schiller

“Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue.” – Henry Fielding

“Good as is discourse, silence is better and shames it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let silence take you to the core of life. Rumi

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“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”

“When you build in silence, they don’t know what to attack.”

“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard, nor welcomed, but when we are silent we are still afraid. So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive.” – Audre Lorde

“When silence is used as a weapon it can wound even more than words.” – jill thrussell

“What we can’t speak, we say in silence.” – Hillary Jordan

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

“We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Teresa

“We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love.” – Amit Ray

“Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better.” – Thomas Carlyle

“True Silence is the rest of the Mind, and is to the Spirit, what Sleep is to the Body, Nourishment and Refreshment. It is a great Virtue; it covers Folly, keeps Secrets, avoids Disputes, and prevents Sin.” – William Penn

“True friends are two people who are comfortable sharing silence together.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To silence another, first be silent yourself.” – Latin Proverb

“Time and silence are the most luxurious things today.” – Tom Ford

“Through the portals of silence, the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.” – Bodhidharma

“There is something in the nature of silence which affects me deeply. Why it is I know not; but I do know that I love to be alone at such an hour as this. I love to forget the outward world and hold communion with the beings of the mind.” – Charles Lanman

“There is something hugely civilised about allowing long pauses in a conversation. Very few people can stand that kind of silence.” – James Robertson

Some people suffer in silence because they fear that opening up just makes things worse.

My Silence Quotes

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“Some hearts understand each other even in silence.”

“Since long I’ve held silence a remedy for harm.” – Aeschylus

“Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than the silence.” – Spanish Proverb

“Only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking.” – Nicholas Sparks

“Only silence perfects silence.” – A.R. Ammons

“One need not always be saying something in this noisy world.” – Sarah Orne Jewett

“One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk.” – Virginia Woolf

“Once you’ve matured you realize silence is more powerful than proving a point.”

“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Not words nor laughter but rather someone who will fall in love with your silence.” – Sanober Khan

“No response is a response. And it’s a powerful one.”

“No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.” – Sam Rayburn

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers

“My silence means i’d rather talk to myself than you.”

“My silence could mean that you are not worth the argument.”

“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.” – Edith Sitwell

“I used to be very scared of silence because I felt it was my responsibility to keep people occupied. That definitely spawns from an insecurity in myself. When people aren’t enjoying themselves, when I’m involved, it somehow comes back to it being my fault. But I do want people to have a good time.” – Dylan Sprouse

“I think that one’s art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows.” – Emily Carr

“I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.” – Albert Einstein

“I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.” – Publilius Syrus

“I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.” – Henry Miller

“I love to read, and I like the fact that there’s some silence in my life.” – Giancarlo Esposito

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

“I just realized that sleep sometimes is the only precious wage for the hard working man.” – Akilnathan Logeswaran

“I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of night.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Xenocrates

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” – C.S. Lewis

“I have found that one cannot win the war of words. So I don’t engage in one to begin with. I have renounced the need to be seen as right, intelligent or wise. I have seen the futility of verbal battles. Either one seeks to understand or score points. The latter isn’t worth it.” – The Ancient Sage

“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“I go silent so I can write. When my tongue is wagging my fingers are silent.” – Sonia Rumzi

“I get tired of talking when I want to be silent.” – Henry Rollins

Living silently like nature, living silently like the universe is the life of truth.

Success In Silence Quotes

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“The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.” – Criss Jami

“Successful people always have two things on their lips. Silence and a smile.”

“Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air.” – Daphne du Maurier

“Music is the silence between the notes.” – Claude Debussy

“Music is pleasing not only because of the sound but because of the silence that is in it: without the alternation of sound and silence there would be no rhythm.” – Thomas Merton

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.” – Alan Watts

“Men of few words are the best men.” – william shakespeare

“I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.” – Mary Ann Shaffer

“I discovered that I felt at home and alive in the silence, which compelled me to enter my interior world and around there.” – Karen Armstrong

“I didn’t like having to explain to them, so I just shut up, smoked a cigarette, and looked at the sea.” – Albert Camus

“I did the only thing I knew how to do: I built my own walls of silence to disguise my desperation and what later came to be recognized and diagnosed as depression.” – Sharon E. Rainey

“I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity.” – Nadezhda Mandelstam

“I am silence among the secrets, and the Self-knowledge of the knowledgeable.” – Bhagavad Gita

“Human beings can’t bear silence. It would mean that they would bear themselves.” – Pascal Mercier

At times, silence is better than proving your point.

Suffering In Silence Quotes

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“Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy.” – Arthur Helps

“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

“Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.”

“Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you’ll come to remember your spirit.” – Wayne W. Dyer

“Lying is done with words and also with silence.” – Adrienne Rich

“Luxury, today, is solitude and silence.” – Paul-Henri Spaak

“Love, and do what you will. If you keep silence, do it out of love. If you cry out, do it out of love. If you refrain from punishing, do it out of love.” – Augustine of Hippo

“Love is essential, gregariousness is optional.” – Susan Cain

“Listening to the eternal involves a silence within us.” – Thomas Raymond Kelly

“Listen to silence. It has so much to say.” – Rumi

“Listen closely… the eternal hush of silence goes on and on throughout all this, and has been going on, and will go on and on. This is because the world is nothing but a dream and is just thought of and the everlasting eternity pays no attention to it.” – Jack Kerouac

“Life’s deepest feelings are often expressed in silence.”

“Let me silent be, for silence is the speech of love, the music of the spheres above.” – Richard Henry Stoddard

Silence is necessary to live life, but when it comes to dignity, then it becomes mandatory to take up arms.

Patience And Silence Quotes

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“There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone.” – Mark Lawrence

“There is greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.” – Thomas Merton

“There is a time to be quiet and a time to talk.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

“There comes a moment when the silence between two people can have the purity of a diamond.” – Philippe Djian

“There are people and nations, Mother, that I would like to say to you by name. I entrust them to you in silence, I entrust them to you in the way that you know best.” – Pope John Paul II

“There are in life a few moments so beautiful, that even words are a sort of profanity.” – Diana Palmer

“The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.” – Karen Marie Moning

“The truth hurts, but silence kills.” – Mark Twain

“The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.” – arabian proverb

“The space, the gaps, the pauses, the silence – those things that allow us to regenerate and recharge – had all but disappeared in my own life and in the lives of so many I knew.” – Arianna Huffington

“The smarter you get, the less you speak.”

“All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak – and speak in such a way that people will remember it.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

“A yawn is a silent shout.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

“A wise man once said nothing.”

“A soul that has never tasted the sweetness of inner silence is a restless spirit which disturbs the silence of others.” – Mary Faustina Kowalska

“A silent man is easily reputed wise.” – Frederick William Robertson

“A sage thing is timely silence, and better than any speech.” – Plutarch

“A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.” – Phillips Brooks

“A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence.” – Shannon L. Alder

“A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.” – Dante Alighieri

A friend who can accept my silence is a good friend.

Silence Is Golden Quotes

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“Speech is silver, silence is golden.” – Thomas Carlyle

“Speech is great, but silence is greater.” – Thomas Carlyle

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

“Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.” – German proverb

“Speak only if it improves upon the silence.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Speak for yourself and from yourself, or be silent.” – George Henry Lewes

“Sound is our mind, silence is our being.” – Osho

“Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Sometimes, the most meaningful things are found through silence.”

“Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.” – Charlotte Eriksson

“Sometimes you don’t have to say anything. Silence speaks it all.” – Disha Patani

“Sometimes it’s better to let the silence do the talking.”

“Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.” – Ezra Taft Benson

“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” – Muhammad Ali

“Silence is golden until you have kids, then silence is suspicious.”

Silence is a source of great strength. Lao Tzu

Silence Quotes Buddha

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

“If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.” – Mother Teresa

“I found I had less and less to say, until finally, I became silent, and began to listen. I discovered in the silence, the voice of God.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.” – Georg Trakl

“God speaks in the silence of the heart. listening is the beginning of prayer.” – mother teresa

“God is silent. Now if only man would shut up.” – Woody Allen

“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

“Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart.” – Sivananda

Being silenced is painful. Being silent is healing.

Silence Attitude Quotes

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“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb.” – Pythagoras

“Laughter will always be the best medicine, silence will always be the best revenge, and love will always be all you need.”

“Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear.”

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

“It’s okay to be honest about not knowing rather than spreading falsehood. While it is often said that honesty is the best policy, silence is the second best policy.” – Criss Jami

“It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure.” – Nicholas Sparks

“It is not easy to keep silent when silence is a lie.” – Victor Hugo

“It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.” – Francis Beaumont

“It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.” – Thomas Merton

“It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Karma Says Silence is the best answer for all questions, Smiling is the best reaction in every situation.

Silence And Smile Quotes

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“Sometimes it’s better to be silent and smile.”

“Silence and smile are two powerful tools. smile is the way to solve many problems and silence is the way to avoid many problems.”

“It is beautiful to talk about beautiful things and even more beautiful to silently gaze at them.” – Dejan Stojanovic

“It is always assumed by the empty-headed, who chatter about themselves for want of something better, that people who do not discuss their affairs openly must have something to hide.” – Honoré de Balzac

“Inner silence is the mother of all talents.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

“In the silence behind what can be heard lies the answers we have been searching for for so long.” – Andreas Fransson

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.” – Rumi

“In most areas of life, the less you say, the more profound and mysterious you appear.” – Robert Greene

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

SILENCE is better Than Unecessary Drama.

Silence Is Better Quotes

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“The cruelest lies are often told in silence.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“The closer you are to the truth, the more silent you become inside.” – Naval Ravikant

“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“The best answer to anger is silence.”

“Talk doesn’t cook rice.” – Chinese proverb

“Surely silence can sometimes be the most eloquent reply.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib R.A

“Still waters run deep.”

“Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for – you.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Spiteful words can hurt your feelings, but silence breaks the heart.”

“Speech is the small change of silence.” – George Meredith

“In a world of noise, confusion and conflict it is necessary that there be places of silence, inner discipline and peace. In such places love can blossom.” – Thomas Merton

“If you’re asked: What is the silence? Respond: It is the first stone of the Wisdom’s temple.” – Pythagoras

“If you don’t understand my silence then you don’t deserve my words.”

“If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends. If you cannot, friends you’ll never be and you need not waste time in trying.” – L.M. Montgomery

“If talk is cheap, then being silent is expensive. and many people it seems, can’t afford to buy into it.”

“If he who does not know kept silent, discord would cease.” – Socrates

“I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.” – Chaim Potok

“I’m very interested in silence. And, more importantly, in what happens when people aren’t talking on stage. I’m interested in letting actors play and do things between the lines. And in slowing everything down.” – Annie Baker

“I’m a master of speaking silently—all my life I’ve spoken silently and I’ve lived through entire tragedies in silence.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“I woke up early and took the first train to take me away from the city. The noise and all its people. I was alone on the train and had no idea where I was going, and that’s why I went there.” – Charlotte Eriksson

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence. Leonardo da Vinci

Silence Is The Best Answer Quotes

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“The silent man is the best to listen to.” – Japanese proverb

“The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.” – William Shakespeare

“The silence is so deep it hurts our ears.” – Haruki Murakami

“The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.” – Rumi

“The quiet mind is richer than a crown.” – Robert Greene

“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“The most significant conversations of our lives occur in silence.” – Simon Van Booy

“The more you understand silence, that’s where the balance comes.” – Rick Rubin

“The more you know the less you need to say.” – Jim Rohn

“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” – Albert Einstein

“The good and the wise lead quiet lives.” – Euripides

“The easiest way to get touch with this universal power is through silent Prayer. Shut your eyes, shut your mouth, and open your heart. This is the golden rule of prayer. Prayer should be soundless words coming forth from the centre of your heart filled with love.” – Amit Ray

“The daggers of silence last longer than anything ever spoken.” – Shannon L. Alder

“By silencing the mind, we can experience real peace. As long as various kinds of thoughts agitate the brain, we don’t experience 100 percent peace.” – Henepola Gunaratana

“By silence, I hear other men’s imperfections and conceal my own.” – Citium Zeno

“Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.” – Annie Besant

“Being quiet is fine, most people don’t listen anyways.”

“Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.” – Pythagoras

“Be a loner. That gives you time to wonder, to search for the truth. Have holy curiosity. Make your life worth living.” – Albert Einstein

“As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.” – Benjamin Franklin

“As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.” – Albert Einstein

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” – Edmund Burke

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” – Blaise Pascal

“All I want is blackness. Blackness and silence.” – Sylvia Plath

A seed grows with no sound, But a tree falls with huge noise. Destruction has noise, But creation it quiet. This is the power of silence.

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