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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, particularly when dealing with certain types of people and/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 your 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 silence within you.

300 Inspirational Quotes on Silence

Top 10 Silence Quotes

“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

“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

“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

“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.

“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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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 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 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 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 the true friend that never betrays.” – Confucius

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

Best Short Quotes On Silence

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“Silence, healing.” – Heraclitus

“Silence calms my soul.”

“Still waters run deep.”

“A wise man once said nothing.”

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

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

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

“Your very silence shows you agree.” – Euripides

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

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

“The best answer to anger is silence.”

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

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

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

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

“Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud.”

““He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

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

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

“Great souls suffer in silence.” – Friedrich Schiller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Never be bullied into silence.” – Harvey Fierstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Silence speaks when words can’t.”

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

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

“Silence says a lot more than you think.”

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

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

“Some hearts understand each other even in silence.”

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Silence is medication for sorrow.” – Arab Proverb

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

Silence Is Golden Quotes

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“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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” – Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

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

Silence Quotes Rumi

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

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

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

Silence Quotes Buddha

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

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

“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

Silence Love Quotes

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“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

“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

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

“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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

Silence Is Better Quotes

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“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 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 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

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

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

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

“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

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

“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

Sad 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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

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

“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

Silence Is The Best Answer Quotes

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“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

Originally published August 2, 2020, updated December 20, 2020 is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Please see our disclosure for more info.

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