Silence Quotes

The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.”

William Shakespeare

The silence often of pure innocence Persuades when speaking fails.

William Shakespeare

It is only reason that teaches silence. The heart teaches us to speak.

Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.

George Bernard Shaw

Silence is the safest response for all the contradiction that arises from impertinence, vulgarity, or envy.

Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.

Leonardo da Vinci

Her mighty lakes, like oceans of liquid silver; her mountains with their right aerial tints; her valleys, teeming with wild fertility; her tremendous cataracts, thundering in their solitudes; her boundless plains, waving with spontaneous verdure; her brought deep rivers, rolling in solemn silence to the ocean; her trackless forests, where vegetation puts forth all its magnificence; her skies, kindling waves in the magic of the summer clouds and glorious sunshine; -- no, never need an American look beyond his own country for the sublime and beautiful of natural scenery

Washington Irving†

Make your judgment trustworthy by trusting it. Cultivate regular periods of silence and meditation. The best time to build judgment is in solitude, when you can think out things for yourself without the probability of interruption

Grenville Kleiser

When you meditate, the silence of the senses illumines the presence of God within

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation... Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.

Jean Arp

When we never see who we are, never hear what we think about things, what we are doing as a group or what we are doing individually, then it is as if we are never there in the first place. Silence = Nonexistence.

Moran Margaret Cho

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.

Dorothy Dix

Myth is the hidden part of every story, the buried part, the region that is still unexplored because there are as yet no words to enable us to get there. Myth is nourished by silence as well as by words.

Italo Calvino

True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.

Francis Herbert Bradley
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