The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attentionÖ. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
Silence is medication for sorrow.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.
Oppression can only survive through silence.
Silence is a trick when it imposes. Pedants and scholars, churchmen and physicians, abound in silent pride.
Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal Silence.
Silence, beautiful voice.
Silence is man's chief learning.
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.
Silence,--the applause of real and durable impressions.
Silence and simplicity obtrude on no one, but are yet two unequaled attractions in woman.
Silence holds the door against the strife of tongue and all the impertinences of idle conversation.
Silence is the mother of Truth.
Silence has been given to woman the better to express her thoughts.
Lying is done with words and also with silence.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
A beautiful eye makes silence eloquent, a kind eye makes contradiction an assent, an enraged eye makes beauty deformed. This little member gives life to every other part about us; and I believe the story of Argus implies no more than that the eye is in every part; that is to say, every other part would be mutilated were not its force represented more by the eye than even by itself.
Silence is golden; speech is silver
Speech is human, silence is divine, yet also brutish and dead: therefore we must learn both arts.
Speech is oft repented, silence never
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.