Silence Quotes

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Kahlil Gibran

Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.

Myrtle Reed

When an argument flares up, the wise man quenches it with silence.

Unknown

Silence is argument carried out by other means

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint

Marianne Moore

I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe, whether it call itself my home, my fatherland, or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense the only arms I allow myself to use --silence, exile and cunning.

James Joyce

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute

Josh Billings

Abuse is often of service. There is nothing so dangerous to an author as silence. His name, like a shuttlecock, must be beat backward and forward, or it falls to the ground.

Samuel Johnson

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

Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases; if we drive the few remaining members of the wild species into zoos or to extinction; if we pollute the last clean air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence, so that never again will Americans be free from noise, the exhausts, the stinks of human and automotive waste. And so that never again can we have the chance to see ourselves single, separate, vertical and individual in the world, part of the environment of trees and rocks and soil, brother to the other animals, part of the natural world and competent to belong in it. We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope.

Wallace Stegner
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