Popular Quotes and Sayings about Silence

Of those who say nothing, few are silent. ~Thomas Neill

The cruelest lies are often told in silence. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Silence is more musical than any song. ~Christina Rossetti

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. ~Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Oppression can only survive through silence. ~Carmen de Monteflores

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. Silence is deep as Eternity; speech is shallow as Time. ~Thomas Carlyle

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him. ~John Viscount Morley

He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation perfectly delightful. ~Sydney Smith

Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant. ~Saadi

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

Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary. ~Peter Minard

The unspoken word never does harm. ~Kossuth

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few. ~Pythagoras

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a 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

I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. ~Cato the Elder